By Len Deighton
The mythical, incendiary novel of the movie again in print after two decades. A Hollywood Babylon for our time
Marshall Stone, foreign big name and charismatic member of Hollywood's elite. Abundantly blessed with allure, genius and wealth, the only present he so much wishes – eternal adolescence – turns out inside his snatch whilst an eminent author starts the star's biography. yet painful stories and suppressed scandals threaten to show the fiction of his life.
Dazzled by way of flattery and numbed by way of threats, the biographer is stuck up within the big-daddy international the place books are homes, motion pictures are investments, rankings are rigged, and stars and administrators are got and offered like slaves at an auction.
The rituals, the wheeler-dealing politics, and back-stabbing strategies of the richest on this planet have by no means been extra successfully portrayed. And on the middle of this glittering desktop, an excellent megastar who will do virtually something to stay untarnished.
This reissue incorporates a foreword from the canopy dressmaker, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a new advent by means of Len Deighton, which deals a desirable perception into the writing of the story.