Reading progress update: I've read 102 out of 325 pages.

Because of Luke (Lewiston Blues) - F.X. Scully, Tirzah Price

It's gotten a bit easier to push through, and so I'm reading on.  But I'm having a hard time with the musical pretentiousness in this book in addition to some of the other issues of the narrative.  

 

I guess I'm having a hard time believing that Luke's band believes it would be a bigger act than The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.  And they haven't really been in musical circles for more than three years or thereabouts.

 

On another note: a lot of drama.  Luke doesn't realize he's in a relationship with both Shelia and Shannon, nor that they're related.  I'm pretty sure the fallout's coming at some point, but I'm not sure when.  If the writing and plot/character development were better, I think this kind of story could be convincing, even a really interesting drama.

 

I'm also still trying to figure out why this book is set in 1991.  It doesn't evoke any particular notations of the time it's written within.