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Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard

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by John Gilmore
     
 

In a psychosomatic masterpiece, John Gilmore explores the dichotomy of a young man and woman's wants and desires as opposed to harsh reality. What starts as a simple photo shoot with a beautiful girl, leads Eli Woodrow into a world he never dreamed of, events he never expected, situations he never wanted; a whirlwind of conflicting emotions, sexual obsessions and

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In a psychosomatic masterpiece, John Gilmore explores the dichotomy of a young man and woman's wants and desires as opposed to harsh reality. What starts as a simple photo shoot with a beautiful girl, leads Eli Woodrow into a world he never dreamed of, events he never expected, situations he never wanted; a whirlwind of conflicting emotions, sexual obsessions and ambiguity ...Subterranean Hollywood: a convulsing world parallel to the glamour and allure of movie land; lives lived like ricocheting bullets on the fringes, and Gilmore's penetrating, unrelenting prose again finds its target.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978896850
Publisher:
Ferine Books
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Hollywood Boulevard 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ups and downs of the emotional ride in John Gilmore's recent novel, is like riding a wild roller coaster. The writing is hard-hitting, direct, lively and strong, yet a poignancy is felt; an undercurrent of saddness. The previous reviewer has covered keys points of the story, but an impact is felt in the subtle manner in which John Gilmore delivers his tale, ranking with the very best writing that is being published today. I was swept up in reading this book that doesn't for a moment sway from the vision the author has wedded or intended. Unique in a world soaked with genre and formula offerings. The characters are vivid, especially the goofy but pitiful Shana, and then the hero's 'femme fatale' in 'drag' (though this character is far more feminine than male). The hero is remarkably existential in his resignation over the events of his life; a solid-ringing statement about our culture, shocked into moral and psychological ennui. I have become a devoted John Gilmore fan. A powerful literary achievement; highly recommended.