This was everything i like to know, being a massive nerd about my favourite LA hair metal bands. So much behind the scenes info...moreWhat a wonderful read!
This was everything i like to know, being a massive nerd about my favourite LA hair metal bands. So much behind the scenes info and from a different perspective. Many classic moments, such as Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx having a fist fight in the back of a car, with Tommy Lee literally sitting in the middle. Axl Rose playing an arcade game as a clubful of nutters erupt into violence. Blackie Lawless setting himself on fire. Absolutely wonderful.
Could've done with a line edit, there are some small typo's which was probably spell check changing a unique band name into some other word, but mostly I knew what was supposed to be there and often chuckled at the mistake anyway. I would've loved to have edited this book.
I'm sorry to have finished it, honestly, because I totally would've read more :)
And I thought I'd been in some crazy rock n roll situations. This dude has seen it all and been there! lol
What a wonderful short; when the characters both go through a 'change' (see what i did there?) it has some really beautiful imagery, and i loved the s...moreWhat a wonderful short; when the characters both go through a 'change' (see what i did there?) it has some really beautiful imagery, and i loved the setting; fairy-land and Ireland ;p (less)
Wow! I devoured this book in one sitting, i couldn't put it down, and at times it was so dramatic i forgot to breathe! Yeah, really. I'd get to the end...moreWow! I devoured this book in one sitting, i couldn't put it down, and at times it was so dramatic i forgot to breathe! Yeah, really. I'd get to the end of the sentence and take a big gasp.
Ok, so the series is really reaching a head now. There is i believe one more book after this one, then it's the end (for now?!) of Spectr! Zomg.
It left on a pretty dire cliff hanger last time, with Caleb bring escorted off by another division of Spectr, and this time things really heat up and the movers come out of the peripheral and into main play. Lots of things started to make sense, and it was action packed from the word GO.
And i must admit, 'escape' themed stories will always make me short of breath and have me at the edge of my seat. How will Caleb escape Spectr? Should he trust them or trust his instincts to run? And what about this secret Moth organisation offering to help him exorcise his demon, and should he even take it?
And what about poor John! What is he going to do after watching his boyfriend being carted off by the very company he works for?
Aiyeeee! So many questions! Thankfully it all unfolds before your eyes in this book, to the point where i was clutching my shirt/throat while reading.
Fans of Gray (me included!!) will be happy that he gets much more of a spotlight in this story, and i can't even say how much i'm looking forward to the next installment. *flails*
One final point: what i love about this series is the demon-power/ ooh i'm attracted to that, kink. As this story was so full of action i wasnt even sure if the author would have *room* to bring the sexy, but it was there, and it was wonderful! I'm going to have to read it again now :3
This is a great read. A hilarious, laugh out loud, 'OMG i can't believe they did that!' read. It's probably not for the faint hearted; the hygiene (or...moreThis is a great read. A hilarious, laugh out loud, 'OMG i can't believe they did that!' read. It's probably not for the faint hearted; the hygiene (or lack thereof) on the band's tour bus might squick some out, but i found it utterly wonderful (hey, i'm reading the book, it's not like i have to smell these dudes).
What I love about Pearcy's writing style is that he pokes fun at himself as well as the whole circus around him. It's a wry nod to rock excess, a fabulous documentary of what went down. If you're interested in the band, the rock scene, then it's definitely a wonderful read.
“You just don't get it, do you, man?' I said. 'In the '80s if you were in a rock band, when you asked for a hummer, you got a hummer.' Dr. Roberts nodded and wrote something down on his pad. Maybe it was 'motherfucker'.”
― Stephen Pearcy, Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life in Rock
There are also snippets and quotes from his peers, friends and crew members. One such quote from a security dude:
“By the time 1987 rolled around, the Sunset Strip was absolutely crazy. Fucking madness. One day, I watched Bobby Dall from Poison beat the shit out of this guy with a steal pipe. [This] guy kept covering up their flyers with his band's shit. Finally Bobby caught him at it. He followed him in his car to a Quik Stop, and then he just fucking ambushed the guy. Beat him senseless with a steel pipe. 'Who the fuck are you to cover my band flyer!' he kept screaming. It was brutal. Absolutely brutal. And someone else goes to the guy afterward: 'Hey, you just got your ass beat by a chick.' ~ Big John, Ratt & Poison Security.”
― Stephen Pearcy, Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life in Rock
I may not be a massive dino fan, or even know much about science or any of the 'ologies', so perhaps i was worried there'd be lots of technical talk t...moreI may not be a massive dino fan, or even know much about science or any of the 'ologies', so perhaps i was worried there'd be lots of technical talk that would go over my head... I needn't have worried, the writing is clear and fast paced enough that i didnt get bored with any of the talk on digs or bones (and yes there is enough cheek and wit to keep my dry sense of humour satisfied!).
Overall this is a wonderful read, a light hearted mystery/whodunnit, sweet and charming, but also packed with action and EEK OMG moments, because i cared about the characters and their bones. (Ahem.)
Great visuals as well, i could really see the characters, the whole cast, and it gelled well for me. Recommended! (less)
I do love fairy tale style, and mermen stories <3 This story from Piper came to life after a prompt from me, and the outcome was just so wonderful...moreI do love fairy tale style, and mermen stories <3 This story from Piper came to life after a prompt from me, and the outcome was just so wonderful I adored it from start to finish. The cover is the cherry on the cake. (less)