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Great Inner Dialogue

By intergal, member

Apr 13, 2010: As of writing, I’m about eight chapters into "Daron’s Guitar Chronicles" and I am enjoying it, though I’ve not been quite so consumed by it as some previous reviewers.

The story is set in the mid 80s, and it follows the misadventures of Daron, a young man with who’s trapped in the closet and has a passion for rock music, and he’s been offered a roadie gig by a former paramour who’s already made it big.

My biggest gripe is in site design: it’s a little bit awkward to navigate at first if you’re used to having "next chapter" buttons to steer you and hold your hand, but while the table of contents is always somewhere on the right hand side of your screen. This of course, could just be a personal choice thing on my part.

I also found it a little bit difficult to connect to Daron initially – #SPOILER ALERT# it took me several chapters for me to realise that the couple who split up that he and Remo are discussing in the bar, are in fact Daron’s parents. Although, this is presumably meant to establish just how estranged Daron’s lifestyle and heart are from his family. It took a few chapters before I could connect with the story.

However, his inner dialogue is always very fun to read, and his characterisation is very even. Daron never reads as a ‘yaoi stereotype’, which has unfortunately been creeping into certain areas of slash fiction. While the blurb lists this as ‘coming-of-age’, I certainly wouldn’t classify it as your typical ‘coming-of-age’ story, but it is definitely fun and diverting.

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