27 June 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Shapeshifter – Year 3: The Demo Tapes by Susan Helene Gottfried

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a big fan of this series of books. I’ve been following this author for a while – heck, before she even had books, I was a fan of her online work. It should be no surprise that I loved this series.

I read most of the entries a couple of years ago when they were first online, but I love that she’s taken them, given us some background, edited them and put them together in a cohesive collection.

The basics are that she writes about the birth and success of a rock band. Trevor (*swoon*), the lead singer and Mitchell, the guitar guy are the main characters. The depth of the characters always impresses me. Susan doesn’t write, she creates. She has created some beautiful deep characters in a light and funny way that makes it so that I don’t even really realize how much I know about them.

The stories themselves… well, they are what we’ve learned to expect from Susan. Fun, light, deep, intriguing and everything in between.

I highly recommend this series to those that enjoy a fun read and to those of us that still carry around a little bit of the 80s and 90s in our hearts.

The popular Demo Tapes series continues with The Demo Tapes: Year 3. It’s the same format you’ve come to know and love: short fiction previously posted on The Meet and Greet at West of Mars, and intros to each that let you, the reader, look into the mind of the author and creator of the indomitable Trevor Wolff.

Trevor and his best friend Mitchell Voss are in fine form in these stories, first published online between March 2008 and April 2009. From Thanksgiving to Halloween and a few new characters who help round out The Musical Hanukkah Celebration, we once again get to watch the guys go from kids into the men who ride the wave of being rock’s biggest band: ShapeShifter.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2011: 37

One Response to “Shapeshifter – Year 3: The Demo Tapes by Susan Helene Gottfried”

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried 27 June 2011 at 5:07 pm Permalink

    You are such a dear. I’ve linked to this from my website with a million thanks and tons of gratitude for all your support.

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