- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 274 pages, Illustrations, map
- Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/03/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781842431948
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Review by cliffagogo
Last year, David Thomson wrote a fantastic book called The Whole Equation, A History Of Hollywood. This time, he delves headlong into uncertain territory with a 'novel' which is essentially biographies of characters from famous films, all weaved together and inhabiting the same fictional world. Unfortunately, the cleverness of it hangs on whether you have seen all the films he references. Mr Thomson clearly has, but how many other readers can boast the same? The narrative device which no doubt sounded unique and compelling in 'pitch' form has the effect of hamstringing any sense of pace or story in favour of film-geekiness. As a curiosity - fine. As a serious piece of work...I'd ask him to stick to criticism.