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.