If you ask Lucas James, becoming a Rockstar is hard work. His passion and dedication to his musical career seems nothing short of legendary, however not everyone sees it that way. When his long-time girlfriend walks out on him, he’s forced out of his comfortable shell and pushed into a dull and cold world of deadlines and ordinary expectations. Determined to rebuild his life from the ground up, he decides to put his rock-and-roll dreams on hold and get a proper job at a department store. Newly reborn (so to speak), he navigates uncharted territory by charming his way out of trouble and meeting a few unique personalities along the way. Armed with his illogical impulses and eccentric personality, Lucas takes us along for the ride in this hilariously overdue coming-of-age story.
This book had me hooked from beginning to end, with many good laughs in between. The strong character development, the laid-back vibe and the ever-present humor are what took this story and made it magnificent. Seeing the world through Lucas’s ludicrous and charismatic child-like lenses was quite amusing. He’s a bad role model — I even grew a little bit frustrated by his lack of morals and deceitful nature. However, these shortcomings added a realistic effect to his personality without making me feel too uncomfortable. In the end, it feels impossible not to root for him, flaws and all.
I thoroughly enjoyed the uniqueness of Tom Starita’s satirical novel and will certainly read it again. I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a light and offbeat comedy.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 feather rating!