[The Cutting Room A Novel of Suspense] Download Ë Laurence Klavan
Kind of silly premise filled with old time movie references hard to stay
Attentive DumbDumb Dumb Dumb DumbDumb dumb dumb the reader didn t do much for me either since i don t like murder mysteries i am going to give this book a neutral reviewI m not putting it down but i m not putting it p on a pedestal either The suspense of it picked p rather Like the hero in a classic Hitchcock thriller the innocent movie buff at the center of this witty and *Suspenseful Novel Finds His Ordinary Life Suddenly Transformed When He’s * novel finds his ordinary life suddenly transformed when he’s into a harrowing game of intrigue duplicity and danger Spurred into a frantic race from New York to Hollywood to Barcelona and back he’ll encounter enough hairpin twists shocking surprises white knuckle tension and sinister characters to give even the master of suspense himself a serious case of vertigo But in this scenario the mayhem and murder are all too real Self proclaimed movie geek and divorced thirtysomething Roy Milano lives alone in a cramped Manhattan apartment toiling as a freelancer to make ends meet It’s a life perfectly suited to the creator of Trivial Man Roy’s self published newsletter filled with tidbits of little known Tinseltown lore ,
Ickly which would have made it an easy *read if the author didn t se dashes * if the author didn t se dashes almost every single sentence And I wasn t too crazy about the ending It was fine The plot was really far fetched Like ridiculous Especially just the sheer number of times this movie was stolen and killed for and mistaken for other things For such an outrageou. Or the delight of other fringe dwelling cinemaphiles And it’s a tantalizing phone call from one such kindred spirit that thrusts Roy headlong into his waking noir nightmare“I’ve got The Magnificent Ambersons” declares Alan Gilbert host of a homemade
CABLE TV SHOW ABOUT THE SCREEN WHO NOW TV show about the silver who now to possess the rarest of the rare the long lost and never released complete print of Orson Welles’s classic follow p to Citizen Kane But when Roy arrives at his fellow movie maven’s abode to sneak a peek at celluloid history the front door is ominously open Alan Gilbert is dead and The Magnificent Ambersons is nowhere in sight Even though the cops arrest a local drug addict for the murder Roy knows they’re wrong because the theft of the movie masterpiece points to a different kind of junkie The kind Roy knows only too well and the. .
S plot though the narration was good and I appreciated Roy s character growth how he realizes that his obsession with movies was just a way to avoid real life I liked his anxiety driven se
Of Movie Trivia And I Also Like movie trivia and I also like trivia itself a lot The twist at the end was mildly interesting Overall I didn t hate it but it wasn t that good. Kind he’s certain only he can catchBut Roy Milano is no Sam Spade even if he does run into gun toting goons sucker punches and double crosses than Bogey on a busy day And the suspects prove to be anything but sual "INCLUDING A BODYBUILDING FILM FANATIC OBSESSED "a bodybuilding film fanatic obsessed bizarre rumors about an A list actress a rotund reporter who holds Hollywood in thrall via red hot Internet dispatches from his parents’ basement and a starstruck street punk with a thousand voices And then there’s the transatlantic love triangle that finds Roy caught between his very own eager Gal Friday and a sultry Spanish siren with a stunning secret But when the bodies start to fall faster than a box office bomb Roy must cut to the chase in his perilous Tobacco, alcohol and drugs: Choosing health, high school (Choosing health high school) uest to save the Holy Grail of cinema andnmask a killer before everything fades to black From the Hardcover edition. ,