Monday, 27 August 2012

Gladys Quintal's Review > Shooting Stars


Shooting Stars by Clayton Zane
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          The story centres around a young man with a good upbringing and loving parents, but always finding himself feeling alienated. His first true friend is actually a friend of his brothers who introduces him to a world of getting high and escaping reality and very soon his world starts to spiral out of control. Amongst it all, he manages to graduate from university and front a very successful band, along with his brother and a school mate. His musical talent shines through and seems to be the only really good thing in his life – until he meets Carla.

He falls hopelessly in love with her, unrequited at first as Carla is already engaged to another man. When she finally gives into her feelings for him, he thinks he has hit the jackpot and life is all starting to make sense. He gives up the drugs and tries to straighten himself out – but will he succeed?

Reading this book, you would swear you were reading an autobiography – not a work of fiction. I totally believed it was real – I was drawn into the story and could see and feel it all happening. Clayton Zane is a very talented author and I look forward to reading more of his work.


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