‘lol, I wonder how many people will be tempted to give this two stars after reading this short (for fun that is). Jacob’s done another great short story in this one. As an artist nothing stings more than someone hating something you spent months creating and years ‘getting to the point where you have skill’. A musician doesn’t learn to play the guitar and become Santano overnight, it takes years of dedicated practice to become the master of your craft (authors too), and then it takes months to create ‘the album’, which then takes months to pimp, market, turn into hardcopy, distribute etc. The premise of this tale centres around a metal band receiving a 2 star review from a reviewing magazine they NEEDED to give them a glowing review.
Social media is known to be the artists worst and best nightmare. Anyone successful knows about the crazy stalkers, people who’ll do anything to slate you – to those who’ll do anything to woo you. Social media is scary for the famous folks amongst us, and in Two Stars one such troll/fan finds a way to revenge the two star review, having an epiphany of their own to elevate the band to demigod status and the echoing passages in the Hall of Fame.
This is a super quick read, fast flowing and over before you know it. I read it one go, enjoyed it all, and found it held my interest all the way through. It really is a quickie (in true rock god style lol)
Five stars from me!’