A Novel

Book - 2012
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From the #1 internationally bestselling author of Five Days and The Blue Hour , "a racy page-turner" ( London Daily Express ) about a Hollywood screenwriter whose overnight success brings about his biggest downfall.

I always wanted to be rich. I know that probably sounds crass, but it's the truth. A true confession. Like all would-be Hollywood screenwriters, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. But for the past eleven years, he's tasted nothing but failure. Then, out of nowhere, big-time luck comes his way when one of his scripts is bought for television. Before you can say "overnight success," he's the new toast of Hollywood as the creator of a hit series. Suddenly a major player, he finds that he's reinventing himself at a great speed, especially when it comes to walking out on his wife and daughter for a young producer who worships only at the altar of ambition.

But David's upward mobility takes a decidedly strange turn when a billionaire film buff named Philip Fleck barges into his life, proposing a very curious collaboration. David takes the bait and suddenly finds himself inadvertently entering into a Faustian pact and an express ride to the lower depths of the Hollywood jungle.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, 2012.
Edition: First Atria Paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781451602104
Branch Call Number: KEN
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 21 cm


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Jul 06, 2012

I really wanted to like this book, but in the end, couldn't even finish it. At the end of Part I, I had no connection with any of the characters, so by the time the protagonist starts to "fall" in Part II, I just couldn't bring myself to care.

Apr 07, 2009

A good intriguing story, well written, fast paced.

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