Shapeshifter : The Demo Tapes -- Year 1
ISBN: 9780557023448 Global Overview for this book
4 journalers for this copy...
1 - Once you receive the book, please read it, journal it, and PM the person next in line for their address within 30 days of receiving this book.
2 - This is a book ray, meaning that I hope this book makes it through as many people as it can. Please do everything you can to keep this book moving!
2 - Three104 - mailed to 2/17
3 - CdnBlueRose
4 - CheriePie
From Susan's website, http://www.westofmars.com:
A band's demo tape is intended to introduce listeners to their music. Likewise, this collection of short pieces allows readers into the fictional world of Trevor Wolff and his band, ShapeShifter.
Originally published online between April 2006 and March 2007, The Demo Tapes -- Year 1 brings together the moments that parallel -- but never encounter -- Susan Helene Gottfried's debut novel, Trevor's Song. Arranged chronologically and with introductions to each, this is a must-have volume for anyone who's ever wanted to hang with a rock band.
This was a cute little collection. I liked the intros to each story, telling us how it came about... I'm in my 30s and, yes, folks, I'm a Trevor groupie. *hangs head in shame*
Seriously, though, this was a fun book... well worth a read or two.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Mailing to Three104 to start the ray
I'm sorry to say I didn't really enjoy the book much.........
Thanks to Candie for getting this ray started and I'm looking forward to reading this soon. :)
This collection of short stories introduces the reader to the world of Trevor Wolff and Mitchell Voss, and their rock band ShapeShifter. They were originally published at the online blog of author Susan Helen Gottfried, The Meet & Greet at West of Mars, so many of the visitors to that site—fondly referred to as groupies—might already be familiar with them. Since I never really liked reading online, I wasn't much of a groupie myself, so I was happy to see this collection come out so I could find out what all the fuss was about. ;)
Trevor's the kind of character you love to hate... he's rude and obnoxious, but underneath it all, has a heart of gold. There's not a whole lot of substance to most of these stories, they're just sort of the day-to-day of these characters, an introduction in preparation for the book she later published, Trevor's Song. That's not to say that Trevor, Mitchell, and the gang don't have fun, or manage to get themselves into some funny or sticky situations. For that they certainly do, but it's hard to critique this book like a book when there wasn't really a plot or anything. So just take it for what it is... and if you like the characters enough to want to follow along and see what happens from here, pick up the next 2 years of Demo Tapes, along with Trevor's Song. Actually they're all being offered FREE (in digital or ebook format) at Smashwords until the end of July. Refer to each individual book page for the code to add to your cart. I grabbed them myself and since this was a fairly quick read, plan to catch up more on Trevor and the gang over the course of the next year. :)
PS - Up until I read this book, I was convinced Trevor was a werewolf. I mean, who wouldn't with the surname of Wolff and band name of ShapeShifter, right? But this book set me straight and I was a wee bit disappointed to discover the characters were just regular joes like you and me.
I see I'm the last person on this bookray so I'll leave this marked as AVL for now. Hopefully I can find time to pop over to BookObsessed and see if there's anyone else who hasn't read it yet. Or Candie, let me know if you want it back or have anyone else you want me to send it along to. Thanks for letting me hang onto it so long.