Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever Harold Hall S Popularity, Bolstered By A Nervous Breakdown Caught On Camera At The Hollywood DMV, Has Suddenly Risen Sky High Now Strangers Are Taking His Picture And Uploading His Every Move To Facebook And Twitter For A Struggling Actor Looking To Leave A Legacy, It S A Dream Come True But Harold S Love, Eliah, Doesn T Even Have A Cell Phone, Let Alone A Hashtag And When Harold Is Cast As A Revolutionary Leader In A Groundbreaking New Web Show, He Lands The Role That Was Built To Make Him A Legend But Not Without A Cost In Order For Harold To Truly Transform Into His Role As A Visionary, The Producers At Golden State Broadcasting Have Asked Him To Undergo Reconstructive Face Surgery Just When Harold S Dreams Start To Come True, He Has To Make The Decision Between Love Or Legend Before The Director Yells, Cut An Actor Walks Into A DMV.That S Not The Beginning Of A Joke But Of A Brilliant Novel Written By Christopher Herz Not Only Is Hollywood Forever A Smart And Witty Five Star Read With Genuine Characters I Want To Meet For Drinks This Book Made Me Stop And Question The Influence Of Social Media In My Own Life If You Find Yourself Checking Twitter, Facebook, And YouTube Multiple Times A Day, Hollywood Forever Will Cause You To Think, Too In A Good Way That Makes You Read A Second And Third Time To Sum It All Up In Four Words I Loved This Book Emily Snow, New York Times And USA Today Bestselling Author I don t know if it s possible to actually be in love with a book, but I m fairly certain I am in love with HOLLYWOOD FOREVER I d say the love affair started at the beginning with the DMV meltdown and subsequent aftermath and continued all the way to the end of the novel I m not sure if I m a better person for reading it, nor am I sure that my life was somehow enriched, but I must say that I m pretty darn happy that I discovered this book And I was slightly depressed when it was finished not I don t know if it s possible to actually be in love with a book, but I m fairly certain I am in love with HOLLYWOOD FOREVER I d say the love affair started at the beginning with the DMV meltdown and subsequent aftermath and continued all the way to the end of the novel I m not sure if I m a better person for reading it, nor am I sure that my life was somehow enriched, but I must say that I m pretty darn happy that I discovered this book And I was slightly depressed when it was finished not Prozac depressed but slightly disappointed all the same.Harold Hall became a legend, although he didn t start out that way In fact, he wasn t even the best looking Superman on the street corner, and he was throttled to th
An actor walks into a DMV .That s not the beginning of a joke but of a brilliant novel written by Christopher Herz Not only is Hollywood Forever a smart and witty five star read with genuine characters I want to meet for drinks this book made me stop and question the influence of social media in my own life If you find yourself checking Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube multiple times a day, Hollywood Fo
If the definition of a good book is one you have to put down and digest before you move on, then this is an excellent book All of Herz books leave me with the feeling that I have to keep thinking about them even when I have moved onto my next read This is no exception resulting in it taking me ages to settle on another book after finishing it Friends ask me what genre does the author write in The simple answer, I have no idea My normal answer, it is just like nothing you have read before If the definition of a good book is one you have to put down and digest before you move on, then this is an excellent book All of Herz books leave me with the feeling that I have to keep thinking about them even when I have moved onto my next read This is no exception resulting in it taking me ages to settle on another book after finishing it Friends ask me what genre does the author write in The simple answer, I have no idea My normal answer, it is just like nothing you have read before Her
If you are what you say you are, a superstarThen have no fear, the camera is hereAnd the microphones That chorus by Matthew Santos in Lupe Fiasco s SUPERSTAR kept playing through my head as I read HOLLYWOOD FOREVER, the latest offering by author Christopher Herz As was the case in his previous novel, Herz has been able to once again take the reader on a
Be careful of what you ask for Very careful Christopher Herz sets his Faustian tale in the Hollywood of today or maybe the day after tomorrow, in which even Harold Hall, a struggling actor without the wherewithal to pay the rent, has a lifetime membership at 24 hour fitness and posts his workout results on his facebook timeline As the novel opens, Harold is experiencing a DMV meltdown and who hasn t The absurdity of his situation is right out of Catch 22, but his articulate rant that every Be careful of what you ask for Very careful Christopher Herz sets his Faustian tale in the Hollywood of today or maybe the day after tomorrow, in which even Harold Hall, a struggling actor without the wherewithal to pay the rent, has a lifetime membership at 24 hour fitness and posts his workout results on his facebook timeline As the novel opens, Harold is experiencing a DMV meltdown and who hasn t The absurdity of his situation is right out of Catch 22, but his articulate rant that everyone waiting their turn can relate to is recorded and he finds his words gone viral on UTube Before you can say flickster, he finds himself with a lost love, a potential love, and without giving anything away, his own Truman Show like slot on tv where his personal life is no longer his own When did privacy cease to matter Herz plays the insatiable hunger for voyeuristic experience is for both pathos and laughs, so that the mask Howard finds himself saddled with
So what would be the first thing you would do if you saw someone freaking out at the DMV These days the initial reaction is to pull out the trusty smart phone and post the freak out to YouTube, Facebook, your Twitter feed and all other avenues of social media News travels at the speed of the send button.Harold Hall is trending before he knows it and soon finds himself larger than life with a new face to show for it Harold has lived in Hollywood all his life and dreamt of being remembered H So what would be the first thing you would do if you saw someone freaking out at the DMV These days the initial reaction is to pull out the trusty smart phone and post the freak out to YouTube, Facebook, your Twitter feed and all other avenues of social media News travels at the speed of the send butt
Hollywood Forever maintained a consistent pacing throughout the book This is a good example of a book that ends as strong as it started The only blemish to this book is that the various plot twists throughout the book are
This book was well written, but it just didn t keep my attention. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Once again Mr Herz points out to me my reliance on technology and society s obsession with anything that takes them out of their own daily reality Several times while reading this book my iPhone went off, a text message here, a facebook update or twitter reply there, and I realized that my actions are now dictated by a machine smaller than my hand I was actually jealous of the internet fame that Harold achieved as a result of his DMV outburst I could identify with his deep desire to be known Once again Mr Herz points out to me my reliance on technology and society s obsession with anything that takes them out of their own daily reality Several times while reading this book my iPhone went off, a text message here, a facebook update or twitter reply there, and I real
The strangest thing about Hollywood Forever to me, is the consistent mentions of social networking sites like Twitter Facebook Instagram and so on It seems weird that a book should mention these things, almost like mixing chalk and cheese It s the old story where it s tough to write a horror film or story nowadays without having someone lose their phone, have no signal, or run out of wifi Our constantly connected world seems to run counter productive to the nuances of traditional story tellin The strangest thing about Hollywood Forever to me, is the consistent mentions of social networking sites like Twitter Facebook Instagram and so on It seems weird that a book should mention these things, almost like mixing chalk and cheese It s the old story where it s tough to write a horror film or story nowadays without having someone lose their phone, have no signal, or run out of wifi Our constantly connected world seems to run counter productive to the nuances of traditional story telling found in books.The next strangest thing is that Herz stops this from annoying me like any other book would Harold Hall s story is one of vanity and self obsession, but he s never unlikeable because of it He lives in the world we all live in, of self obsession, of every person wanting their five minutes of fame, everyone wanting to be retweeted, liked, and trending It paint

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  • Paperback
  • 284 pages
  • Hollywood Forever
  • Christopher Herz
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 161218703X