Broken, by Susan Helene Gottfried

Broken Susan GottfriedIf you ever wondered what goes on backstage after a rock concert, then you’ll enjoy this short story.

 Ms. Gottfried puts you into the head of the only female band member of the fictional Ice Cubes in Hell, dealing with the drama between bandmates, the tour manager, and the ever-present groupies. This story gives fascinating look at that unique relationship and how T, the narrator, deals with a coked-up and paranoid band member. While maintaining a occasional intimate relationship with another.

 

Readers squeamish about foul language and sexual situations will find this story difficult to read. If you aren’t bothered by those things, you’ll love how the author puts you deep into T’s head without softening her outlook of what’s going on around her.

T is not a soft cuddly type, but I enjoyed how she was portrayed. No doubt an only woman traveling with men who are constantly pawed at by would have to harden their outlook on the opposite sex and put up with groupies feeling her clothes and boots where theirs for the taking.

I’d recommend this story for those looking for a fun, quick read.

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