For 33 days in the summer of 1987, Divine Weeks toured in a beat up old Ford Econoline van, sleeping on strangers’ floors, never sure they’d make enough gas money to get them to the next town. This deeply personal, coming of age, on the road memoir follows critically acclaimed 80s indie alt rock band Divine Weeks’ first tour. Liberated from alcoholic upbringings and rigid cultural constraints, all they have is their music and each other’s friendship. The road is filled with yuppies, brothels, riots, sleeping on floors, spiked drinks, DJs with no pants, and battles with racism. They set out on the road to discovery to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead. (Taken from Goodreads)
This novel provided a unique view into the life of an Indie rock band on tour. I found this novel enjoyable from the first page.
I read this book in one go and was not disappointed. I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. See is an extremely talented writer how is enable to pass on wisdom through his words.
The tense used throughout the novel was flawed at times and there was a couple of grammatical errors but overall it was a good read.
Overall a very enjoyable read and I highly recommend that you pick up this book and give it a go.
A copy of this novel was received for free and all opinions expressed are my own through reading it.