Famous

Famous

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by Blake Crouch
     
 
"My name is Lancelot Blue Dunkquist, and the best thing about me is, when you doll me up right, I look just like the movie star, James Jansen."

Meet Lance.
38-years-old.
Works a meaningless job.
Still lives above his parents' garage.
By all accounts, a world-class loser.
Except for one glaring exception...

He has a million-dollar face.

Lance has

Overview

"My name is Lancelot Blue Dunkquist, and the best thing about me is, when you doll me up right, I look just like the movie star, James Jansen."

Meet Lance.
38-years-old.
Works a meaningless job.
Still lives above his parents' garage.
By all accounts, a world-class loser.
Except for one glaring exception...

He has a million-dollar face.

Lance has been mistaken twenty-eight times for the Oscar-winning movie star, James Jansen, and for the last 10 years, he's saved his money, studied Jansen's films, his moves, his idiosyncrasies, even the way he speaks. Now, after an unceremonious termination from his job, Lance has decided that the time has come to go after his dream.

From New York's ridiculous avant-garde, off-off Broadway scene, to the surreal glitter of Los Angeles, follow Lance on his madcap journey of self-abandonment to become his likeness.

Part comedy, part human tragedy, and part suspense, the world through the eyes of Lancelot Blue Dunkquist is like none you've ever seen.

About the Author: BLAKE CROUCH was born near the piedmont town of Statesville, North Carolina in 1978. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2000 with degrees in English and Creative Writing. Blake is the author of four novels and numerous short stories. He lives with his family in southwest Colorado, where he is at work on a new book. His website is www.blakecrouch.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460928264
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
203,332
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Meet the Author

BLAKE CROUCH is the author of DESERT PLACES, LOCKED DOORS, and ABANDON, which was an IndieBound Notable Selection last summer, all published by St. Martin’s Press. His newest thriller, SNOWBOUND, also from St. Martin’s, was released in 2010. His short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Thriller 2, and other anthologies, including the new SHIVER VI anthology from Cemetery Dance. In 2009, he co-wrote “Serial” with J.A. Konrath, which has been downloaded over 250,000 times and topped the Kindle bestseller list for 4 weeks. That story and DESERT PLACES have also been optioned for film. Blake lives in Durango, Colorado. His website is www.blakecrouch.com.

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Famous 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jhfelix More than 1 year ago
I love Crouch's novels. Usually he writes some grusome thrillers, but this one is more psychlogical. It's fun to read the narrative and watch Lance's mind unravel. And the ending has one hell of a twist that I never saw coming.
FaymusRighter More than 1 year ago
Original and entertaining. Crouch is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.