|Popcorn (1996) [Novel]|
by Ben Elton
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(From the publisher):
Death imitates art
Bruce Delamitri makes movies about killers. Great movies, stylish movies. Not the usual low rent, low brow, slash, shoot and screw garbage that recoups its budget with a blood and boobs video sleeve. Bruce's movies are hip. Post-modern cinematic milestones, dripping with ironic juxtaposition. His killers are style icons. They walk cool, they talk cool. Getting shot by one of them would be a fashion statement.
Wayne and Scout actually are killers. Real ones. Low rent, low brow, morality–free zones. Appalling, sad, unbalanced maniacs who kill people they do not know.
One night, one Oscar–winning night, when Bruce has the world at his feet, Wayne and Scout hijack his life. They have decided that it is time Bruce faced up to his responsibilities. Fact confronts fiction in the heart of Beverley Hills and a terrible siege begins.
Bruce thought his Oscar–winning movie was a drama: it was a documentary.
Popcorn is a taut and darkly funny page–turner of a novel. In a society addicted to murder, is there such a thing as a responsible person?
Original title: Popcorn
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper