My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Karen Everett is a poet and a musician. She plays the cello, and has a crush on her fellow band mate and lead singer, Lana Kent.
Karen longs for her poetry be heard by a larger audience. I mean, what kind of person, doesn’t want their beautiful words to be heard by everyone?
Eventually Karen and the Band, “Radiation Canary” land themselves a spot on National Television. This is a good thing, because it causes the band to have a jump on their popularity.
Soon after they end up touring the country and recording the music videos and albums, this is like a dream come true for their band. But with all of this comes a lot of time and responsibilities. With all of this going on, Karen and Lana find less and less time to work on their relationship.
Also, we all know that fame doesn’t last forever. With that, comes the responsibilities of keeping the band on top of the world, and keeping the fans entertained. There is a lot of work involved in that. So carefully, working on their albums, their tracks, and performances, together they work strongly on everything, together.
What is so unique is that Karen is somewhat of an innocent kind of lesbian. She likes to be the quiet little cell playing poet, most don’t see and recognize, but adore. Since the up and coming fame of the “Radiation Canaries” Karen, has learned to come out of her shell a little more, slowly.
This book, “The Rise and Fall of Radiation Canary” was a different kind of read for me. Kind of like a star struck, you’re a groupie kind of person, following the band, as you read it. That is what I felt like. It was somewhat a little educational, because like I’ve said, I’ve not read anything like this before. And I’ve never been a groupie, so this was my first encounter.
I have however, been a fan of many writers. And Geonn is one of them, he is quite an excellent writer, an always keeps me entertained. And with this book, I was just that. This book kept me wanting more. I truly was wanting to know what would happen, and if Karen and Lana would find time for their romance, and make it work. I was rooting for them all throughout, as well as for the band. And I honestly felt like a groupie. I however, felt like their could’ve been a little bit more depth put into Karen, like a piece was missing from her, within this book. Perhaps maybe that’s because there is more to come in another book? I don’t know….But whatever it is, this book is a five star book, worth reading especially if you are into bands, and lesbian lovers. This book is truly a fascinating read, for any groupie!
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