Dead Brilliant - Christopher Ward

Dead Brilliant is very different from something I would normally read but I quite liked it! It's about the music industry in Hollywood and therefore there is more adult language and adult situations than I normally prefer but they didn't seem out of place in this context.

It's definitely a tongue-in-cheek look at the music industry with plenty of fun. It's based on the idea that a rock star's music often makes more money after he's dead than when he's alive so Roc Molotov kills himself off to make more money after his CD sales start to fall. An original plot line which is sometimes hard to find. The characters are quirky and many are caricatures but the main family of characters are well-drawn and I could relate to them. Besides the scenes showing the wild side of the music industry and the cut-throat side, there were sweet human moments that left me with a good feeling about the author and the book.

I received this from Netgalley and I appreciated the chance to read it.