Thursday, October 9, 2008

2008 Book 89: Blue Screen

Book #:89

Book Title:Blue Screen

Author:Robert B. Parker

Publisher:Penguin Group

Pub. Date:2006


Started:October 6, 2008

Finished:October 8, 2008

Time to Read:3 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"Buddy Bollen is a C-list movie mogul who made his fortune producing films of questionable artistic merit. When Buddy hires Sunny Randall to protect his rising star and girlfriend, Erin Flint, Sunny knows from the start that the prickly, spoiled beauty won't make her job easy. And when Erin's sister, Misty, is found dead in the lavish hoe they share with sugar daddy Bollen, there doesn't seem to be a single lead worth pursuing.

But then Sunny meets Jesse Stone, chief of police in Paradise, Massachusetts, under whose jurisdiction the case falls. It immediately becomes clear that Jesse and Sunny have much in common. While searching for the killer, they learn an awful lot about each other - and themselves.

Tracking Misty's murderer reveals a host of seedy complications behind Erin's glamorous lifestyle as well as Buddy Bollen's entertainment empire, made up of shady film deals and mobsters out for revenge. But in a world where there's little difference between the good guys and the bad, exposing a killer could prove to be Sunny's undoing."

Review:Did you read that overview up there? Ok, that's the entire book. Seriously. The book is about as fleshed out as the overview. Slightly interesting story, stereotypical characters, gratuitous sex and conflicted adults acting like could almost be an episode of a reality show. This is light, easy reading...don't go looking for any deep stories here, however.

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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