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I assume that's because I can be a little slow on the uptake at times.
Oh me of little faith. I was wrong. I ended up loving it.
Fight the Rooster is satire, philosophy, action, desperation, dreams and nightmares, sabotage, ruin, aspiration, drama, entertainment, social criticism, love, realization,comedy,denial and for me - thought provoking. I am very glad I did not give up on it and persevered and I was well rewarded. The book is indeed about the making of a movie and there are lots of fun tidbits about doing so fill the pages and help to move the story along. But so much is happening on so many levels that I found myself staring off into the Belizean night sky where I read most of this book and pondering the many levels of the story. In many ways it the story of one man's tortured heart yet also, I think a story all of us live - although you may may not see it that way at first. Hang in there... you will see it. As I said the book is thought provoking - and thought provoking on a variety of levels.I believe almost anyone who reads it will be glad they did and maybe.... even....inspired too!
Inspired to do what? Read the book and take it from there.
Personal Note: I also hope that someone in Hollywood "green lights" the making of this book into a film. If done correctly it just might inspire Hollywood to breakout of the ever diminishing comic book cycle of films (which I mostly enjoy BTW) and return to the making of films that once again, not only present a great story and entertain but do a little something positive and feed the movie goer's soul.
One last thought: the book is woefully under priced. So encourage your friends and family to get a copy. In this way you vote in the most concrete way possible that Nick Cole keeps writing books.
Having read Nick Cole's other books, and having read of post-apocalyptic wastelands and cyberpunk dystopias, I have to say, his description of Hollywood has painted it so as to make, in many ways, the nuclear deserts of a fallen world look like a safer place. The insights into human nature are deep and poignant, and this is due to the great and terrible honesty that all good books are imbued with, fiction though they be.
It was pretty darn good. Thanks, Nick. :)
This novel has stayed with me in all the hours I was not reading it and it will definitely stay with me in the years to come.
You'll be better off reading this novel over that essay. Nick has a way of showing people in moments that seem normal but which capture the changing of their hearts. This is a story about a director in Hollywood who is desperate to ruin his career before it ruins him, but really, it is the story of many people, and myself.
I really hope you decide to open these pages. It will be a blessing to count among your favorites between the covers of a book.
I loved it.