Told in first person, the story has an intimate, conversational feel. Cathcart gives the reader a vivid sense of Joe's "voice" as we watch Joe transform from Mister Shy to Mister Popularity. We watch in nervous anticipation, wondering if he'll get the girl, completely blow it because of his new rock star persona, or perhaps slip into insanity. I won't spoil the ending for you. You must to read it for yourself.
It's a super read for anybody, but for Bowie fans, the mention of "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (the 1976 science fiction film starring David Bowie) and the references to Bowie songs are loads of fun. I swear, Bowie started singing in my head!
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)