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Killing Monica

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Description

In KILLING MONICA Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and even the meaning of life itself, when a famous writer must resort to faking her own death in order to get her life back from her most infamous creation--Monica. With her trademark wit and style, KILLING MONICA is Bushnell's sharpest, funniest book to date.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 01, 2015 – Bestseller Bushnell's latest is a poorly executed attempt at tongue-in-cheek self-awareness that never really comes together. Novelist Pandy Wallis's alter ego, Monica star of four wildly successful novels and celebrated movies has amassed a global following. But the shiny, happy life Monica leads, once a reflection of Pandy's own, has become a mocking reminder of how much things have changed. Pandy's former best friend SondraBeth, the actress who portrays Monica on the big screen, years earlier slept with a man Pandy loved; Pandy's serial-cheating celeb-chef husband ran through most of her money and wants to take whatever's left in the divorce; and the non-Monica book she's written has been rejected by her publisher, a devastating blow reluctantly delivered by Pandy's agent, Henry. Add a trio of girlfriends able to while away weekday mornings drinking champagne at ber-trendy NYC rooftop pools, an obsession with high-end footwear, and seemingly savvy women who make awful choices when it comes to love, and the result is a tired retread of familiar motifs paired with characters any reader would be hard-pressed to care about.

Customer Reviews

I enjoyed it despite the low ratings.

Despite the reviews, I didn't think this was that bad of a book. I mean it wasn't a literary masterpiece, but I found it to be very entertaining. There was a lot of mystery and secrets going on, one you didn't even realize until the very end. I'm pretty sure also that there was a lot of spoofing of the entertainment industry as well.

A story of poverty, riches, special girlfriends who turn into mortal enemies and back again, a man marrying for money and a woman hell bent for revenge are just a few of the subplots going on in this book. I seriously think the mob should have done the concrete block with chains into the river for the revenge, but alas no.

I truly enjoyed this book and found it well worth my time to read. I recommend it.

Thanks to Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

Save Your Money - Bad Screenplay Dressed Up As Book

No secret that major motion picture studios want to see if a book is a success before spending $$$$$$$ to make it into movie. Unlike her previous novels, this is a screenplay dressed up as a book. It's basically a written audition for her to try to get a movie deal. In PR promo interviews, she told reporters that she has already written movie theme song, and performed and self produced a music video of her song.

Awful

This book was awful. I have read all of Bushnell's books and this was a huge disappointment. If you're looking for a good beach read, look elsewhere.

Killing Monica
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jun 23, 2015
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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