Thursday, August 9, 2018
Death of a Movie Star by Timothy Patrick
StarBash is the hottest thing on TV. Featuring desperate actors facing off in absurd competitions to win a movie deal, the reality show is famous for making fools of its fame-starved participants.
So it seems odd that respected Hollywood A-lister Cassandra "Casmo" Moreaux would become a contestant. But her motivation is simple: revenge against the program’s producer, Lenora Danmore, the dastardly old bag who blacklisted Casmo’s mother during the McCarthy era.
Casmo plans to use StarBash to confront and embarrass Lenora in front of the entire country—but what Casmo doesn’t know could kill her.
Vindictive and wicked, Lenora is determined to set a trap for the upstart movie star. But when Casmo unexpectedly falls in love with the show’s wry host—who also happens to be Lenora’s illegitimate son—the murder plot bubbles over with unforeseen complications.
Featuring sarcastic celebrities, murderous androids, and off-the-wall humor from beginning to end, Death of a Movie Star is a gut-busting satire that masterfully tears Hollywood culture apart at the seams. It is part suspense, part romance, and all zany fun!
I am actually having a little trouble reviewing this book. I liked so many things about it and yet there were enough things that I didn't like that it has me questioning how I really feel. Let's see how I feel by the end of this post.
I think that a lot of how a person would feel about this book depends on their appreciation for reality television. If you're not a fan of reality tv then you probably won't love this book. I guess I'm kind f in the middle. I like some reality tv and then there's some that I really, really don't like.
A lot of the characters were a bit unbelievable to me. Maybe a little too vindictive and mean. It made an interesting story but they just weren't likable.
On a good note, I think this book would make a great movie!! It could be a dark comedy or something! I think it would do great!
*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.