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Posted December 9, 2008
Oscar winner Brent Stark assumes his career is over due to his drug addiction and subsequent arrest and conviction. However, instead of feeling sorry for himself, he turns to God. Upon his release, Nashville business mogul Bobby Dupree hires him to direct a Daniel Boone biography on a shoestring that turns the frontiersman back into the legend by ignoring any of his faults or misdeeds. --- Personal assistant Shari Khan will do anything to reach Hollywood¿s top echelon. When she learns of Brent¿s film, she persuades her major company to produce a totally different version that makes Boone into a monster who mistreated Native Americans and abandoned his family for lengthy elbow room escapes. --- This High Noon film war between an international Hollywood giant and a regional Tennessee gnat is very entertaining even with stereotyping both sides of the conflict. Hollywood is selfish while pretending to support moderate values to sell tickets Tennessee is altruistic while supporting Christian values while believing the message will sell tickets. Davis Bunn fans even liberal democrats will root for Brent, who has found the ultimate miracles when he turned to the Lord for salvation. --- Harriet Klausner
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Posted February 8, 2013
Execellent Read! Deeply engrossing; the kind of book that 'pulls' you into the story and WILL NOT LET GO!
It begins with a Disgraced Former Alcoholic and Drug Abuser who also happens to be an Oscar Winning Actor and Film Director... does that sound familiar?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Anyway, Brent (the character's name is Brent) is now out of prison on parole and he's been relocated from Hollywood to Texas. He is 'in business for himself' as a Lawn & Garden Caretaker. He is a faithful and regular participant in a local Alcoholics Anonymous Chapter and he attends Church. He is also involved in the local Amateur Drama Circuit (local plays and Dinner Theaters). He accepts whatever part is offered, performs that part to the best of his ability and does not intrude on the pregogatives of the other cast members or the directors (unless they ask his opinion - which is rarely).
Then, he begins to notice two men in dark suits back in the back of the theater who seem particularly interested in him... Could they be police? He hasn't done anything wrong; what could they want from him?
This is a story of God's Grace and Forgiveness and about New Beginnings for more than just Brent...
Posted January 18, 2012
Love this and everything else I've read by Davis Bunn. His stories are diverse, suspensful, and satisfying. The research put into the book is amazing. Couldn't put it down, yet it has enough substance to keep me enjoying for a while.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 5, 2012
I love everything Bunn has ever put to paper!
Davis Bunn's books cover a wide variety of subjects and always leave me feeling as though I've actually lived in that world. I've loved every subject he's chosen. One of the best writers out there year after year!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 11, 2009
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