2 Book Lovers Reviews
I finished reading How to Kill a Rock Star over a week ago and I’ve been struggling to find the right words to write this review. I feel as though I have so much to say, and yet I’m not even sure where to begin. I could just say, “5 Stars - It was EVERYTHING,” but I feel that it deserves more than that. I went into this book believing that it was going to give me exactly what I was looking for, but it ended up giving me so much more.
How to Kill a Rock Star is a gripping foray into the life of a rock star on the rise and the music journalist who stole his heart. It deals with the pressures of achieving stardom while trying to stay true to yourself. It is a journey that is rife with bumps, frustrations, and heartache, and it portrays the music industry in a less than glamorous light. The whole story just felt real.
DeBartolo created a cast of characters that I couldn’t help but get behind. To put it simply, I adored them. They were flawed, quirky, and made their share of mistakes, however, they weren’t supposed to be perfect, they were supposed to be human. I’m not a big fan of reading about perfect characters in their perfect worlds. I would much rather be slapped in the face with a raw, gritty, faltering band of characters who feel authentic and, in turn, make me feel something.
How to Kill a Rock Star is overflowing with emotion. It is soulful, heartfelt, devastating, angst-filled, gut-wrenching, poignant, and meaningful. For someone who claims to thrive on fictional angst, this book really put my heart through the wringer. I wanted to know what was going to happen, but almost felt as though I was peeking through my fingers to read it. With every turn of the page and new chapter, my stomach was filled with nervous butterflies fluttering and plummeting into the depths.
I could go on and on, spouting off every little detail that I loved about this book. I could share all of the passages that I highlighted along the way, but in all honesty, you should just read this book and experience it for yourself. I can’t believe that it took me this long to read it, but I am so glad that I did. It’s a book that now has a special spot among my favorites.