So, you wanna be a rock star?

So, you wanna be a rock star?
Reviewer: AlisonO
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256 pages
August 18, 2013
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Combines the gritty backstage vibe of Roddy Doyle's "The Commitments" with the emotional thawing heart of Jay McInerey's "Bright Lights Big City."

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be in a struggling rock band that might just make it big if they got the right break, this book provides a pretty clear and entertaining picture. The writing is good, witty, and sometimes makes you laugh out loud. It's a plus if you know Boston and remember the 1980s, because some of the big bands and clubs of the era are mentioned, but the characters transcend the specific locale. A fun ride.