I couldn't tell if my copy of Not Famous Anymore was an Advance Reader's Copy (ARC) or not. I hope it was since I found several misspellings and formatting issues (expected in an ARC, but I'm only mentioning this because I couldn't tell).
Not Famous Anymore is a well written novel with a protagonist who most of us cannot identify with. Elliott Adrian is a rich, handsome movie star, a little town boy who made it big in Hollywood and now wants nothing of it. However, the more I read, the more I discovered that behind the jerky showoff is someone who uses a defense mechanism to deal with the stresses of life in tinsel town, as well as the pressures from the sharks who hound him daily.
It is obvious that Mr. Gray does not like the Hollywood scene--while glitzy, it is a fake. A distasteful, tacky atmosphere where no one is who he or she says they are, and you cannot believe anyone anymore. No wonder a small town boy like our protagonist needs a drink to get up in the morning.
This is mainly a dialogue driven novel. There isn’t much action but Gray keeps the interest page by page. While sometimes the dialog seems unimportant (as is much of our dialogue on a daily base) it is still believable.
Not Famous Anymore is a good novel by a strong writer and I’m glad I read it.. The book encompasses excellent dialog with strong storytelling and I am looking forward to read more of the author's work.
- 260 pages
- Publisher: Three Towers Press
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595981578