Here's a selection sure to put adults who like good living and good loving in a good mood. Suppose you've sampled the interesting sex in the "Fifty Shades" series and now you'd like to kick it up a few notches and even have a good lusty laugh in the process? Start with "The Famous Fakes", a funny, fast-paced, sex-crazy love story about struggling actors and actresses. It's a book in the naughty-but-nice sex comedy tradition of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" or "The 40 Year Old Virgin". If you liked those you'll love this. And you don't even need batteries or a power outlet for it - that's the beauty of books! But don't take my word for it, check out these reviews from a couple other websites.
Ms. Roni Harrison of Vernon, Canada writes:
Famous Fakes' Fantasies Fabulous!
Three friends in a long-disbanded theatre company decide to reunite for one final show, but a series of unresolved issues threatens to break them up for good. I am a fan of fringe theatre and was looking forward to what I thought was a satirical, inside look at the genre. The Famous Fakes does not quite do that. It looks more at male bonding, but in a distinctly exaggerated way. The folly of self-importance, the one-upmanship, the no-holds-barred machismo, and so on. If, like me, you're a woman, plus, you have a tendency to be repelled by rampant sexism, this may not be the book for you. However...as the book makes plain in the intro, what author J.D. Guinness is really doing is writing from the point of view of a trio of apparently highly-sexed, highly-desperate male actors. Therefore, the excesses on display seem more a comment on male fantasies, rather than any attempt at conveying so-called real life. Actually, the anything-goes style reminds me a lot of Monty Python or Russ Meyer. So maybe it should be approached with that in mind? Treat it as you would a joke. A sexually-frank, adult-language joke, yes, but a terrifically funny, rousing, and unforgettable joke, nonetheless! (5 stars)
A Mr. George Barker of Vancouver writes:
Frankly? Famous Fakes Fun!
A mock-biography that takes a behind-the-scenes look at four desperate celebrity-impersonators (three guys and one woman) as they attempt what could be their last shot at stardom.
A lot more sex and adult language here than you might expect. Mind you, it calls itself a sex comedy, and I found it was done in such an exaggerated, good-humored way that I couldn't help getting swept along in the fun. It's a very very HOT and very very FUNNY book about actors and actresses, and, to me, Hot and Funny is a pretty powerful combination!
Speaking of "pretty powerful combinations", you may notice someone getting together with someone else every ten pages or so, but, you will also find that just about every “love” scene gets abbreviated by something incongruous, whether it’s a next-door conversation or a blaring TV commentary. In fact it reminds me a lot of those crazy-cuts in the old Russ Meyer movies. Like Meyer, author J. D. Guinness uses this technique to relax the reader, and it does take the edge off considerably.
Still...you can’t “really” get mad at such a clearly deranged and desperate assortment of randy actors, can you? Lots of frankness here, yeah, but also lots of fun! (5 stars)
Guinness again... If that's not enough (and surely it isnt! :) ), I hope you'll check out my second book, "Mind U: Stories from a Different School of Thought". It's kind of a Twilight Zone with humor, satire, and sex. Loaded with wild and crazy stories for the fun-loving adults amongst you, "Mind U" has also had some very nice 5-star reviews, so I do hope you'll pick it up.
Thanks for reading. Now...read (and watch) some more! Above all else, love life and enjoy yourself! J.D. GUINNESS