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Ript was his ticket out until Hedda tampered with his plans claiming his violence was over the top his premise not credible and his ending implausible Hugh decides to prove otherwise by staging his script's ending and casting Hedda Chase as the victim He flies to Los Angeles and finds Hedda kidnaps her and locks her in the trunk of her vintage BMW in the parking lot at LAX He leaves the keys in the ignition the parking ticket on the dash and lets destiny ta. It all starts with a PremiseHugh Waters was so excited that he had sold his script His whole life was about to change Then a new person was put in charge so the contract was canceled He believed the new person Hedda Chase was wrong when she said NO to his project So Hugh jumped on a plane to Los Angeles just to talk to her make her see the script was goodThe conversation didn t go as planned when she declared his story unbelievable Stressed to a breaking point Hugh decided to reenact the terrifying ending using Miss Chase as the victim Now her life hangs in the balance when Hugh plan takes an unplanned turnThis is story about how far someone may go to fulfill his dreams Set in the high pressure of life in Hollywood it is a scary look at just how uickly things can go wrong I would characterize the story as intense psychological story than as a thriller The characters are uniuely fit together sometimes at too much of a coincidence to ring true but the characters themselves are believable with their many faults Hugh is bored with his life including both his job and his marriage I felt sorry for his wife The character of Hedda Chase is very unlikable so it takes a little work on the part of the reader to become concerned about her fate The homeless girl showing up at weird times and places gave me pause Bringing in a character Denny an Irai war vet adds a sense of current events to the story but again his actions were confusing at times With all that said I did enjoy the book it just was not what I expected It was much psychological as first Hugh definitely suffers a break from reality but it seems all the other characters do as well This turns into a character study set off by one event that connects it each character to the others The way the story itself was written was the part that made it interesting as it was told from the points of view of three different people and we actually got to read what was in their minds what they were thinking To me this saved the book The characters were well written the plot just seemed forced and contrivedThis is the first book I have read by this author and understand her past novel The Doctor s Wife was very successful and received excellent reviews so I will probably add it to my wish list This one was just a bit off the mark for meDisclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Plume Books A Division of The Penguin Group I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 19s 16 CFR Part 255 1CGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising 1D Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar ending implausible Hugh decides to prove otherwise by staging his script's Absolute Banking English ending and casting Hedda Chase as the victim He flies to Los Angeles and finds Hedda kidnaps her and locks her in the trunk of her vintage BMW in the parking lot at LAX He leaves the keys in the ignition the parking ticket on the dash and lets destiny ta. It all starts with a PremiseHugh Waters was so Jewish Life events to the story but again his actions were confusing at times With all that said I did Sex Toys 101 enjoy the book it just was not what I The Joy in Business expected It was much psychological as first Hugh definitely suffers a break from reality but it seems all the other characters do as well This turns into a character study set off by one Stuffed event that connects it Cotas Claim each character to the others The way the story itself was written was the part that made it interesting as it was told from the points of view of three different people and we actually got to read what was in their minds what they were thinking To me this saved the book The characters were well written the plot just seemed forced and contrivedThis is the first book I have read by this author and understand her past novel The Doctor s Wife was very successful and received The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, excellent reviews so I will probably add it to my wish list This one was just a bit off the mark for meDisclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Plume Books A Division of The Penguin Group I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. 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Ke its course This is the set up for a troubling smart deadly look at women and images of women at media as a high stakes game and the selling of a war as theatre One key character is an Ira veteran and one of Hedda's projects is a film about women in Ira Brundage's Los Angeles is a casual battleground that trades carelessly in lives and dreams As always her characters are complicated surprising and intense in this high velocity provocative novelWatch a Vid. My third free book from the Goodreads giveaway program An insurance underwriter writes a screenplay with the hopes of changing his mundane life He is inches from a movie deal when a producer puts the kibosh on the whole project He exacts his revenge by subjecting the producer to a scene from his screenplay He drugs her puts her in the trunk of her vintage BMW drives to LAX and parks leaving the keys in the ignition The plight of the producer is the thread that links a number of interesting characters This story is about the internal struggles of these characters and their ability or inability to cope with the life that s been dealt to them than about the fate of the producer Great story The Chestnut Man exacts his revenge by subjecting the producer to a scene from his screenplay He drugs her puts her in the trunk of her vintage BMW drives to LAX and parks leaving the keys in the ignition The plight of the producer is the thread that links a number of interesting characters This story is about the internal struggles of these characters and their ability or inability to cope with the life that s been dealt to them than about the fate of the producer Great story

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A taut and terrifying thriller about the lengths to which we'll go to make our dreams come true Hedda Chase is a top flight executive producer at Gladiator Films fast tracked in the business since she graduated from Yale An aggressive businesswoman she recently pulled the plug on a film project initiated by one of her predecessors The screenwriter on the project was Hugh Waters a wannabe with a dead end marriage and a day job at an insurance company This sc. This is a crime novel that I d happily recommend to anyone while at the same time warning them that they might very well not like it Brundage switches from one viewpoint character to another throughout her tale which is constructed as if almost a collection of novellas she also uses several different narrative styles from uasi hardboiled third person straightforward past tense to second person present tense hifalutin Call this sort of narrative ostentation pretentious if you like but me I like a good dose of pretentiousness and by the time I neared the novel s end the pages were turning as rapidly as if I were reading Michael Connelly or Val McDermidHugh Waters is an unhappily married closet bisexual insurance guy in New Jersey who has managed to sell to a Hollywood studio his screenplay for a thriller about a fellow who locks a woman in the trunk of his car then leaves the car at an airport long term parking lot But the studio producer who bought the script has died and been replaced by newcomer Hedda Chase who loathed Hugh s script and canned the project So Hugh comes out to Hollywood to confront Hedda face to face and teach her a lesson drugging her putting her into the trunk of her own car and leaving said car in the airport parking lotTrouble is just like in Hugh s script the car is then stolen by a petty criminal who doesn t realize there s someone in the trunk in fact by semi crippled Ira vet Denny guilty of war crimes but not so guilty as some of his comrades It takes a while for Denny and his picked up girlfriend Daisy to realize they have as it were a clandestine passenger The uestion then becomes rather one of the uestions becomes what will Denny who s no stranger to gratuitous killing do about this situationI completely admire Brundage s attempt to use a virtuoso array of narrative styles in the telling of her tale and for the most part I bought it At the same time she didn t uite pull it off not uite I groaned every time I came across a laylie illiteracy importantly Brundage like so many of her contemporaries is incompetent in the use of the various past tenses while narrating in the present tense It s not that bloody difficult frankly and it really interferes with the smoothness of the reading when a writer gets it wrong even when the reader doesn t realize why the narrative seems to hiccupNeither of those two is a major complaint well the second is a bit and like a gweat big gwown up boy I was able to get past them both As I say I loved the way that Brundage s shifts of viewpoint and narrative voice kept throwing me off balance If you have a great tale to tell as Brundage has here this is the kind of way you ought to risk telling it Readers who shy away from rollercoasters because of the risk factor probably won t like the book others might


10 thoughts on “A Stranger Like You

  1. says:

    Early on in A Stranger Like You one character asks another what kind of person can create characters who are absolute monsters The idea is that someone who can write about a fictional person committing atrocious acts is also very capable of co

  2. says:

    This is a crime novel that I'd happily recommend to anyone while at the same time warning them that they might very well not like it Brundage switches from one viewpoint character to another throughout her tale which is constructed as if almost a collection of novellas; she also uses several different narrative styles from uasi hardboiled third person straightforward past tense to second person present tense hifalutin

  3. says:

    Hugh is very upset when he finds out the Hollywood screen play which had been accepted has now been withdrawn by a new executive Hedda Chase He flies to Los Angeles; stalks Hedda; ties her up and puts her in the trunk of her car she claims it was trite and the person would have escaped under the same circumstances in his screenplay; and leave

  4. says:

    The Strangers Among Us Three by Elizabeth BrundageThe Doctor’s Wife Plume 2005Somebody Else’s Daughter Plume 2009A Stranger Like You Plume 2011There are many things to praise about Elizabeth Brundage’s novels She tackles controversial t

  5. says:

    It all starts with a PremiseHugh Waters was so excited that he had sold his script His whole life was about to

  6. says:

    SPOILERS GALORE Sorry to say this was my least favorite of Brundage’s books ☹ It was disappointing for me since her other 2 books make my favorite list This was “too Hollywood” and not believable much like Hugh’s script ‘The Adjuster” maybe that was the point?hmmm Part 1 Hugh’s voice was good not great However as soon as Part Two arrived I uickly lost interest didn’t really care how Hedda bought her car and her relation

  7. says:

    A hauntingly written narrative about several misfits who through a variety of circumstances come together to have a major impact on each other's lives We first meet Hugh Waters an insurance salesman who is a writer wanna be He has left his wife in New Jersey and traveled to Los Angeles to confront a renowned fil

  8. says:

    My third free book from the Goodreads giveaway program An insurance underwriter writes a screenplay with the hopes of changing his mundane life He is inches from a movie deal when a producer puts the kibosh on the whole project He exacts his revenge by subjecting the producer to a scene from his screenplay He drugs her puts her in the trunk of her vintage BMW drives to LAX and parks leaving the keys in the ignition The plight of the prod

  9. says:

    This book was really hard to rate it's a 25 Definitely not one of my favorites by Elizabeth Brundage I had high hopes for it since I LOVED all her other books I didn't like any of the characters Denny had the most redeeming ualities but just made really bad choices Hugh was just plain awful and a horrible man The ending just sort of happened and was blah

  10. says:

    I picked up this book 2 years ago and just recently picked it back up to finish GOOD LORD I wish I had finished this soon

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