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Daron's Guitar Chronicles: Omnibus Edition: A story of rock and roll, coming out, and coming of age in the 1980s (Volume 1) Paperback – October 16, 2012
About the Author
Cecilia Tan is "simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature," according to Susie Bright. Tan is the author of many books, including the romances Mind Games, The Prince's Boy, and the Magic University series. Her short stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Nerve, Best American Erotica, Asimov's Science Fiction, and tons of other places. She was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010, was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association in 2001, and won the inaugural Rose & Bay Awards for crowdfunded fiction in 2010 for Daron's Guitar Chronicles. In 1992 Tan founded Circlet Press, a category-busting independent press that mixes science fiction/fantasy with erotica. She grew up in New York and New Jersey, went to college in Providence, and now lives in the Boston area with her lifelong partner corwin and three cats.
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This is not your typical romance story or even your typical coming out or coming of age story, although it's the latter more than the first. Nothing is clean cut, the story meanders like you're reading someone's diary and some days major insights are gained and some days only boring stuff happens and some days things are clear and some days are just confusing as hell. I know not everyone finds this fascinating and there is of course a particular pleasure to be gained from a clean cut story with a beginning, middle and an end presented with a bow on top, and this does not deliver that. All I can say is that this story fascinates me in a different way. It helps that Daron is about my age (I think he's a couple years older), coming of age in the same decade I did, listening to the same music and, probably most of all, in possession of some personality quirks that I dealt with myself back then. For that reason I want to slap him upside the head as much as I want to hug him most times, much like I want to do with my 20 year old self.
So, despite already having all the ebooks on my kindle and of course, having access to all the chapters online, I am pleased as punch to have this massive paperback version. It's big and pretty and it will look awesome on my bookshelf. Once I am done flipping through it and rereading random snippets, which may take a while.