In Brian Paone's first novel, he chronicles the trials and tribulations of befriending a modern-day rock star. As a die-hard fan of the rock band God Lives Underwater, Brian wins the trust of lead singer David Reilly. This honor comes with its own set of extreme personal highs and devastating shared lows.
During their tumultuous friendship, David fights an extreme battle with drug abuse and depression. Pile on top of all this the throes of a cutthroat music industry and the realization of one's own mortality.
Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts is a novel that convinces the heart of every listener that perhaps dreams are never really finished. Instead, they are passed on from one friend to the next.
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I felt like this book was too overdone and drawn out. Although I liked the concept of this book it was just too much. I was bored and found myself being derailed from the book because it didn't keep my attention.
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I would change the length. There are some details that could have been left out.
Brian is very honest about the one-sided bromance crush he had for David Reilly, frontman for the group God Lives Underwater. Brian seemed to idolize David to point of overlooking all of his faults. However, his enthusiasm for the music and creativity of the group shows his true appreciation for their artistry.
Being a fan myself of certain artists, I understand the zeal Brian had. I was able to identify with the thrill of meeting people from your fan tribe, the anticipation of going to the concert, and hearing unreleased music in advance. But what I am jealous that I could not relate to is that Brian experienced most people's dream; to meet and befriend the artist you admire. He had the unique experience of becoming true friends with a celebrity and the unusual courtesy of being remembered, respected and helped.
The live clips from interviews and concerts were an awesome added bonus to the audio book. It brought the story to life and reminded me that this is a true story and not just a fantasy.
This story fails in the details. Brian transcripts even phone conversations verbatim including greetings and goodbyes. Details such as where everybody was sitting in the van bog down the story a bit.
Brian's story is honest and vulnerable. David’s death is predictable because of his reckless life. The actual cause of death is the sad surprise.It is worth the listen especially if you are a GLU fan, despite the length and unnecessary details.
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Brian Paone was the perfect person to narrate this book because of his sheer enjoyment of telling this story that shows through in every word spoken. However, I do not think I would listen to another book narrated by him.
The story is final. It needs no follow-up.
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