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Paperback How to Kill a Rock Star Book

ISBN: 140220521X

ISBN13: 9781402205217

How to Kill a Rock Star

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Funny, tender, edgy. I wanted the love story to go on forever."-Joan Johnston, bestselling author of No Longer a Stranger Written in the wonderfully honest, edgy, and hilarious voice she perfected in God-Shaped Hole, Tiffanie DeBartolo shines in a passionate new story of music, love, and sacrifice. Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, is finally getting her footing in New York when she meets Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of...

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5 ratings

unfortunately started this book at midnight...

...and seeing as it is not 6:30 in the morning, have decided that it's better to just forgo sleep. i don't know how to explain this book. i don't think that i'm ever going to be able to read the whole thing ever again. it was joyous and gut-wrenching and euphoric and terrible. it sounds corny but i cried and laughed and for the latter half of the book felt like my heart was going to break. never have i looked at the last page of any other book i've read before (and i didn't read the whole last page, just glanced at it to spot any key words/names) but i couldn't control myself with this book. it was so emotionally demanding to the point where i felt the anguish the characters were feeling that i had to have some sort of clue of how it would end, just so i could be the reader again and not one of the characters themselves. the editor's review says that the writing is inelegant... if it was i didn't notice. the meaning behind the words is what grabbed me. it wasn't dickens but it never pretends to be and would have failed if it did. amazing. i'm not even tired.

Wow wow wow!

I though it was an incedible book. I bought it and stayed up all night reading it. A chapter into the book and I loved it. The end of part 1 and I almost wished I could stop reading becuase I didn't want the love story to end. I found myself, at 3 in the morning sitting on my bed,having finished part 2 and read a little of part 3, crying my eyes out. And then that morning as I finished the book, even though I had not slept I was bouncing off the walls. It was amazing. Read it, you'll love it.

just like rock & roll ....

'how to kill a rock star' is the literary equivalent of a great rock and roll album. it's a redeeming must-read for any music lover, particularly one who's ever loved and lost a musician. this novel is sensitive, funny, sarcastic, biting, heartbreaking and finally jubilant and a hell of an addictive read to boot. if you've ever walked in the heroine eliza's shoes (and even if you haven't) the end of this book will bring you to tears. this is one of those rare books that will actually remind you what it felt like in your soul to hear your very favorite band for the very first time. buy this book and play loud rock and roll while you read it!!!

A book of emotions for anyone

I adored this book! I bought it and finished it in about 20 hours, and experianced every emotion while reading! I laughed, cried, fell in love, and screamed with hate, it's truly an amazing book. I recommend it to anyone that can read! It's really touched me and everyone I know thats read it.

How To Spill a Rock Story

I gobbled up this book. I stole time to read it. I cared about the characters. Scenes that will seep into my regular life will definitely include: the part where Eliza has an orgasm on a vibrating crate from the wings of the stage, the 'Y' in Loring's sweatpants (a very sexy scene) and the dreaminess of the scene where Paul throws down scraps of papers from the roof. I like all the little touches like how Paul leaves Eliza the fan to use in her bedroom (chivalry is much appreciated). How the bartender gets to be the wise one. How the band's name "Bananafish" is probably a reference to J.D. Salinger's story and a relevant one. Thank you for a great read.
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