Book Review: The Forty Watt Flowers

Posted July 7, 2016 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Music, Review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments


I was offered a copy of this book in audio format from the author/narrator in exchange for an honest review.

This book narrates the formation of a women band in Athens, Georgia. The book also mentions musical events happened in this location. Trisha decides one day to form a band and find other four women interested in being part of it. They all have very different personalities and they will have to find the way to work together in a world lead by men.

I confess that it took me a third of the book to get into the story, and even after that I felt that I was missing something. It could have been my difficulty to connect to the characters since I expected more mature ones and we were presented with five twenty something women with their ideas not at all clear. There was in general too much drama going on, and despite the fact that I understand that there should be a lot of internal problems in a band, most of the stuff were teenage troubles.

Trisha was the only character that was somewhat developed, the other four women were quite plain, and I had issues understanding their motivations. It could be that we live in too different worlds and not the author’s fault.

The book is read by Subasic herself and she did a good job in general, adding a lot of passion to the characters. One thing I was not convinced was the southern accent. It sounded like she was high.

For the rest I enjoyed the book and I find it interesting for anyone wanting to form a band, or interested in the music scene in Athens, Georgia.