Dream Machine by Will Davis

Dream Machine

Will Davis

This story captures the sensational, tawdry lives of dysfunctional popstar 'wannabees'. It is set behind the scenes of a reality TV series, and illustrates the lengths people will go to be famous. Although the story lines might appear unsavoury to some, this fresh, young voice is obviously aimed at younger adult readers.

Extract

The real reason I'm feeling shitty is because I'm crashing. I didn't bring nearly enough blow in with me. What I did struggle into the house was only s'posed to be for emergencies, only that went out the window after the second day.

Parallels
  • Art of Murder by Jose Carlos
  • Anything by Jackie Collins
  • Popstars and X Factor - reality TV series

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