When the lines between a drug-addicted rock star and a die-hard fan begin to blur …
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 superb, eye-opening and thought-provoking read that will be perfect for readers who adore biographies, personal memoirs of experiences and readers who are obsessed with music and most importantly, musicians/singers. Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts is a memoir/biography written by the wonderfully talented Brian Paone. Paone is a newly discovered author of mine but now that I have finished reading Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts and read the previews of his other books, I am gutted I have not discovered his work sooner! Not only is Paone a versatile writer who can jump from one genre to the next, but he is also an incredibly talented one who knows how to captivate his readers. I am so excited to be sharing this book with you today because I believe that all readers, even those that do not typically read memoirs will adore the book and be able to appreciate its greatness.
Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts is a book that is hard to define because it is a part biography and a part memoir. The memoir part of the story is because Brian Paone is the one who tells his story but his story is about a singer called David Reilly. That is why the book is part biography because Paone narrated the story of Reilly’s life and his own experiences with him, so it really is a genuinely brilliant blend of the two similar genres. Growing up Paone has been a – what he would describe – a ‘die hard’ fan of the rock band God Lives Underwater. Paone would attend a concert one day of the band, and when he did he was lucky enough to meet the lead singer David Reilly and when they did they soon become friends. Paone and Reilly would quickly become great friends and when they did Paone was granted exclusive access to his life, and they soon shared everything with each other and even vacation together. However, Reilly was sadly a drug user and Paone experiences these issues he struggled with on occasion but he was always there for him. Reilly sadly passed away in 2005 due to complications from a terrible tooth infection, and so Paone has decided to write this book in tribute to him and their time together and this book lovers is the premise of the exceptional Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts.
The story of Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts is sensational because it takes readers on an exclusive look into the lifestyle of accompanying a singer as well as what it is like to go from being a fan to one of the closest friends of the star of the band. It is very rare that readers get to read of such experiences, so that is why Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts is such a unique and special book; one that every reader should have the pleasure of reading.
Brian Paone is an incredible author, and he perfectly narrates the story of his life from the point of the first concert. The journey the reader is taken on is exceptional, sometimes harrowing but mostly entertaining. The book does of course deal with some poignant themes and death and drugs are also explored, but the book is entertaining thanks to Paone’s incredible narration and his splendid literature that will keep readers turning the pages with haste… I know I did!
As Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts is an incredible, special and touching dedication to an astonishing singer that is entertaining as well as poignant I, of course, have to award the exceptional story five stars! So please, if you are looking to learn more about David Rilley or the lifestyle or read a brilliant memoir/biography, then Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts is for you!
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