Saturday, July 28, 2018

Twenty-five of the most irresistible Hollywood novels

At Entertainment Weekly David Canfield and Seija Rankin tagged twenty-five of the best Hollywood novels, including:

American Dream Machine, by Matthew Specktor

Two generations of Hollywood royalty make up this tender, pointed exploration of the movie business — and, in turn, of American life. Matthew Specktor tells the story of Beau, a talent agent, his rivalry with another agent, and his grooming of his son to claim a throne of his own. All of this plays out, intriguingly, against the backdrop of the culturally turbulent ’60s and ’70s.
Read about another entry on the list.

American Dream Machine is among Tim Walker's ten top Hollywood novels.

The Page 69 Test: American Dream Machine.

--Marshal Zeringue