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"A highly enjoyable read with a clutch of memorable characters..."

Coming Of Age Fiction

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  • ASIN: ‎ B0CHZ3GHW8
  • Publication date: ‎ January 15, 2024
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 365 pages
  • Genre: Coming of Age Fiction

The BookViral Review:

The best fiction novels tell stories about characters achieving something extraordinary and in The Pleasure Seeker, Robyn Michaels uses this premise to not only explore musical ambition and the twisted road to success but also the dictates of unshakeable love and the congruence between spiritual beliefs and everyday moral conduct.

Unfolding over several decades and international locations, Michaels delivers a stylish plot that’s brimming with thought-provoking dialogue and a narrative that benefits from perpetual momentum. Marshalled around a diverse cast of vividly realised characters Michaels doesn’t overplay them but cleverly manipulates our expectations with the mood further enhanced by a captivatingly vibrant blend of romantic tension and tastefully written erotic forays.

As you would expect from a novel about a rock star there are parts of Dayal’s story that are glamorous and exciting, but he always remains grounded as Michaels describes his path to success. This is tempered by his easy charm, modesty and his views on religion and human rights.

At times The Pleasure Seeker leans towards the melancholic as Dayal’s frustrations with Sita mount, but in doing it allows Michaels to explore the family dynamics that surround Sita, Mara and Shayla and it’s this that gives Michael’s narrative an authentic and urgent sense of legitimacy which permeates throughout.

Here her plot has a powerful emotional centre that speaks to the human need for love and companionship, a sense of belonging and the inherent need to be understood. It also injects a welcome degree of social commentary and touches upon a universal truth: that irrespective of our standing in life, colour or creed, the heart knows what it wants. And on this level, it’s hard not to feel close to Dayal. Feeling that we’ve been given a privileged inside view of his thoughts and life.

A highly enjoyable read with a clutch of memorable characters Rock stars come ago but Dayal’s story is a winner from every possible angle and is strongly recommended.

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