Book Review: The Fame Factor by Polly Courtney

By day, Zoe Kidd lives a tedious existence, following orders and trying to appease her parents. By night, she's the raucous lead singer of all-girl rock band Dirty Money.
For six years, Dirty Money has toured the London scene, playing pubs, clubs, shopping centres and the odd public toilet. They're gifted, they're beautiful and they're determined to make it to the top.
So when the American hit-maker Louis Castle appears at one of their gigs with talk of record deals and stadium tours, it seems as though their dreams are finally beginning to come true. But fame turns out to be more elusive and troublesome than any of the girls could imagine...
Polly Courtney wrote The Fame Factor after having experience of the music industry herself plus having friends in unsigned bands trying to hit the big time.
It took me a while to get into this book but once I was hooked I couldn't put it down, I wanted to know more and more about the ruthless industry that Zoe is trying to break into.
Some would say that Polly Courtney paints a negative picture of the music industry but really she is showing that it can be fantastic as long as you go into it with your eyes open. This is something that Zoe fails to do, it takes her a long time to realise that she is no longer in control of her own life or destiny.
I have really enjoyed The Fame Factor and I think that it is a book that a lot of people will identify with whether they want to be a rock star or not. If you truly want to follow your dreams you have got to put in all the hard work and take the rough with the smooth, as Zoe discovers, you have to sure of what you really want.

Many thanks to Avon for sending me The Fame Factor to review, it is published today.


Anonymous said...

The Fame Factor sounds like an interesting read.I am not sure whether it is the type of book I would normally go for. But then, I have been surprised lately by books that I wouldn't normally read, so I think this may have to go on my ever growing reading pile!

Dot said...

MadlyBumBle- It's good to read different stuff sometimes isn't it, you often get a nice surprise!

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