Blockbusterby Sven Davison
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If a bullet-proof action hero were to exist in the real world… would he have a complex about being out of the ordinary? If a born loser was unable to break into Hollywood, but found identity after joining a terrorist organization, would he continue to be a wanna-be filmmaker? What if LA’s Chief of Police were suffering from a brain tumor during a terrorist attack? … And the FBI agent on the scene practiced medieval medicine? What would happen if you took all of these characters and placed them in a hostage situation on a major motion picture studio lot and tossed in some of Hollywood’s biggest stars as the hostages?
Before there was a terror-alert status in America, during a time when we could fly without removing our clothing in security lines, terror struck the heart of Tinsel-Town. Blockbuster satirizes the motion picture industry, and the marketing juggernauts it churns out at a record-breaking pace.
Horace Thimble – aka Mohamed – has invaded Mogul Pictures and is holding A-list actors and all of the studio’s summer releases hostage. However, his fool-proof plan doesn’t take into account special effects wizard Dexter Brubeck’s lucky talent for survival. Although Horace has the LAPD, FBI and the nation on it’s knees, it’s the insurgent team of Dexter and his ex-girlfriend Heather who become the real threat to the terrorist’s plans.
If you love movies and following the lives of Hollywood stars, this action adventure satire set on the stage of a studio lot is for you.
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Meet the Author
Sven Davison lived and worked in Hollywood for ten years before writing this novel. He was a staff screenwriter for a small independent production company, wrote trailer copy for Paramount Pictures, and "humped" (as they say in the business) as a freelance Assistant Director and Production Manager for various music video companies. This is his first novel.
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I enjoyed this book a lot. The author did a great job in crafting the characters and the details. It was a rollicking read through the Hollywood production scene. For some reason I thought way back to Erica Jong and Fear of Flying as I read this no holds barred story. I liked the details and the characters going through scripts and commenting on things written in the scripts. Each chapter follows the sequence in production - example Cutting Room Floor, The Rough Cut etc. The author often neatly under the surface takes little jabs that are hysterically funny. He pokes fun at Hollywood – piece by piece. The lifestyle, the people, the alleged glamour, the mystery, the desire to make it big and be “someone”- watch for these throughout this read and I think you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. I am guessing this author knows Hollywood backwards and forwards as his veiled hints caught my attention more than a few times. He managed to create a book that captures, every so nicely and accurately, the Hollywood scene and then he delivered it to us in this juicy read. Great read!
Every once in a while I pick up a book and as I start reading it, it turns into this revelatory, almost overwhelming, experience. Dos this happen to you, too, sometimes? You start reading and as you make your way through the book you go "How come I had never heard of this book before?" or "Why is not everyone talking about this book?" or something down the lines of "It is a shame this book is so overlooked, because it should be a best seller." Well, guess what? It just happened to me again and the book in question is Blockbuster by Sven Michael Davison. The book is an incredibly witty and irreverent take on Hollywood. In essence, it is the written equivalent to something like "Die Hard" - an action story that is superbly balanced with hilarious moments, great characters, cool action and everything else that makes some of those blockbuster movies so memorable - and more. What makes this book even more irresistible is the fact how it pokes fun at Hollywood, its image, lifestyle, glamor, business, the people. In every paragraph would will find a little nod at a well-known movie, actor or director, and I love the way it is always disguised a little, turning it into a fun little guessing game every time a name or movie title is being dropped. Do yourself a favor, grab the reading sample and check it out!