Good stuff. Interesting characters, whose lives you get involved in, and want to see what they do next. It's mildly humorous and silly, like Sex and the City. The humor is mostly deadpan, dry wit, like a cross between Mark Twain and the Bridget Jones Diary books. I thought it was going to have a connection to the movie Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson; but this intern character is more realistic, not a couple of older guys looking for a second career. Seems to fall into the old Dracula book tradition of telling novels through letters, or in this case lengthy emails. I disagree completely with reviewer who said it is like a 1930s Depression era movie. And it certainly is NOT a script, like J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, or something.
Like Don Quixote satirizes the romantic literature of of the 16th and 17th Centuries, this book seems to be a mild satire of romantic novels of our current age, namely 2017. Although the male protagonist is less like a crazed Don Quixote, swinging make-believe swords at windmills, and more like a Seinfeld type character having problems with dating and relationships. I think it's a good book, lively and entertaining. I would be interested to hear how others feel who have actually read it.
What a relief from the day-to-day angst, drama and constant stream of bad news in late 2017! Should a great movie, as it reads more like screenplay than a novel. Can seel the Holloywood old timers -- Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, even Spencer Tracy in the lead roles. Mr Kerr, please keep writing. Thx.
I really enjoyed the story! I first discovered Greg Kerr's book when I first bought a new Kindle Voyage, "Murder by Elf and Robot" I thought it was really good, I also really enjoyed "The Hollywood Intern". Both are excellent books... Greg Kerr is a terrific writer.
There is no reason to spend even $1.99 on this unless you love bad writing, one dimensional characters, implausible plot lines, and female characters who don't ring true because the author clearly doesn't know how to write female characters. But the worst part of this, um, reading experience is the endless stream of agonizingly long emails written by the most superficial and annoying character one could ever hope not to encounter. I must confess I stopped reading on page twenty-six. So who knows? Maybe it gets better. Maybe only the first twenty-six pages contain one of the most pitiful attempts at fiction writing I've ever read.
Sounded like a fun read but the characters seemed fragmented. The story relies heavily on journal entries and emails to tie it together. It just wasn't an interesting format nor a particularly fun read for me.