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You Think You Hear: A Novel

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Lou Farren loves two things in life: rock and roll and his friend Cree, a beautiful drummer in a pop band who has no idea how he feels. Adrift in a post-college world of boring computer jobs, Lou agrees to be the roadie for the Day Action Band, a brilliant but unknown ensemble made up of Cree, bassist Joey, and Lou's best friend, Tim, on guitar. Opening for the Radicals, a ...more
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published April 14th 2001 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Mark
Jul 31, 2008 Mark added it
About a month ago, Bookslut had an article about rock-n-roll novels. I, being one of those readers that saw nothing unusual or abnormal with the behavior of the self-absorbed music geeks in Nick Hornsby's High Fidelity, took the article with me to the library and searched through their card catalog (okay, it's really a computer catalog) for matches.

Of all the book's listed, Matt O'Keefe's debut novel, You Think You Hear, looked the most promising. It's the story of four friends - three of them
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Jeremiah Alexander
So this was kind of a neat book to read because it's about someone I know. The book was written by Matt O'Keefe, who is a member of the Day Action Band, and is about his time on tour with pApAs fritAs, although the names of the band and band members were changed. Since I know Tony (and was able to figure out which character he was) it was kinda like sitting around listening to stories about when they were on tour. Probably not as cool an experience if you don't really know the guy, but from what ...more
Amanda
I liked it. Kind of an early 2000s post-college self discovery book. When I first started reading, I was rolling my eyes at some of the flowery descriptions (and even after I started really liking the story, continued to do so). But Lou grew on me with his insecurities about his place with the band. I would have liked to see him evolve further until he could stand up for himself with them, but I think that was the whole point of it.
Diana
Well written with excellent description and metaphors, but somewhat meandering with mildly unlikeable characters I found difficult to relate to.
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