Monday, September 3, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: THE HOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD by PHIL BRODY


     


THE HOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD
by
PHIL BRODY
Medallion Press, Inc.
2012   


About the Book . . . 


“Hollywood died on me as soon as I got here.
Welles said that, not me, but damn if he didn’t nail it, you know?”

Sam Bateman came to Hollywood to settle a score, but amidst the sunny and 75, his
plans went astray. Everything changed the day he drank in the intoxicating legend of
Meyer Holden, the greatest screenwriter Hollywood has ever known, the one who
pulled a Salinger and walked away. Holden now tacks pseudonyms onto his works
and buries them in the bottomless sea of spec that is Hollywood’s development
process. They’re out there for anyone to find—but at what cost? In his quest,
Bateman severs all ties and sinks into a maddening world of bad writing and flawed
screenplays. Paranoid and obsessive, the belligerent savant encounters an eccentric
cast of characters—each with an agenda—in his search for the one writer in
Hollywood who does not want to be found.
Phil Brody’s The Holden Age of Hollywood is at once a detective novel, an unexpected
love story, and a provocative exposé of a broken industry. With dark humor and
incisive commentary, the novel immerses readers in a neo-noir quest to attain the
Hollywood dream, integrity intact.


About the Author . . .