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The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    Everyone loves a good laugh and there are tons of them in this uproarious story of artist Isabel Raven. Author Selwood gives new meaning to the word 'absurd.' You know that his characters are too far over the top to be real, yet you don't give a whit because they're so downright funny. You only keep flipping pages as fast as you can wondering what outrageous thing they'll say or do next. Set in Los Angeles we first meet Isabel as she's 'touching up the glint in Tom Cruise's eyes,' and the hardwood floor is shifting beneath her. One more tremor which we learn is a bit similar to dropping a bowling ball off the Eiffel Tower. Actually, her apartment was pretty much of a mess any way as Isabel has had no time for such homespun duties as cleaning or washing dishes. She has been anointed by her 'sociopathic art dealer,' Juan Dahlman as the next 'It Girl' artist with paintings that she had considered satiric going for fifty thousand a pop. After all, who could resist American Gothic redone with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes or Raphael's Madonna and Child with new faces - Britney Spears and her son Sean? In addition to an earthquake, an apartment building that may soon collapse, and her upcoming opening, there is boyfriend Javier, handsome beyond belief and recently botoxed just around the eyes. During Isabel's rise to fame she meets an eccentric billionaire philanthropist who has bought some of her paintings for his teenage daughter. She also discovers that Javier has been more than unfaithful, and that her father has definitely pinpointed the end of the world. The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse is too funny to be believed and way too funny to put down. Enjoy! - Gail Cooke

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