The Song is You
Publish date: January 2nd 2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Not a bad noir investigation into the seedier side of LA and the film business but it just didn't do it for me. I was curious to see what was going on but didn't relate to any of the characters.
Meet Gil "Hop"Hopkins — press man and all around fixer for "the nastiest, blackest-hearted team there is: Hollywood." It was by chance (also known as the library wait list) that I landed myself back in late '40s tinsel town so soon after finishing The Black Dahlia. And the similarities don't end w...
Fantastic noir, great characters. Abbott does exceptional hard-bitten women. Not a pleasant book, being all about the worst of human behaviour, but well written story about a sleazy Hollywood PR fixer having a crisis of conscience he desperately doesn't want to have. Lots of stuff for those with a l...
Noir is right. The main character of the book, Gil Hopkins, is a studio "fixer" tidying up scandals. Hop is flawed to the point of being unlikable. He manifests vanity, entitlement, dishonesty, and a genial sort of amorality which makes him friends with everyone but also ready to screw over anyone -...
In October, 1949, actress Jean Spangler disappeared, leaving behind a daughter in the care of her cousin, a broken-strapped purse, and lots of dark rumors. Two years later, PR man Gil "Hop" Hopkins tries to piece together what happened to the rising star. Can Hop navigate the web of sex, drugs, an...
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