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Amazing Kindle Epub, My lucky star By Joe Keenan This is t. In recent years I ve grown really fond of a certain kind of classic farce full of mistaken identities missed connections misinterpreted statements and schemes gone wrong The pinnacles of that style for me have been the novels of PG Wodehouse the play One Man Two Guvnors and the television show Frasier for which Joe Keenan was a long time writer and producer On the whole I ve also really enjoyed Keenan s short series of comic novels though I did find My Lucky Star to be the weakest of the bunch mainly due to it being about 100 pages too long There s a reason why no Wodehouse novel contains a page number that beings with a 3 At times the number of things going so completely and totally wrong just felt like too much But there are some brilliant set pieces in here as well as many great turns for phrase See for example I mean her last husband was an absolute hunk but Max you could tear him down and build a stadiumAs a kind of summing up I have to give Keenan major credit for being one of the few people who s taken the Wodehousian template and innovated with it in modern times His use of gaystraight identities as part of his mix ups is such a natural evolution for this kind of classic comedy you could almost imagine Shakespeare doing it if things had just been different back then I m not really sure what Keenan s up to these days but I hope that we ll see another major achievement from him soon

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S and has a text language like English isbn 9780316013352. What a clever clever book It started off fairly simply but soon became uite complex with many off shoots developing to the main storyline of hapless and desperate wannabee movieplay writers trying to make the big time in Los Angeles Our main man Philip is intelligent but na ve looking for shortcuts and seeing only the good in a town where many nasty things lurk in shadowsThis is some of the cleverest writing I ve ever come across I m tempted to locate the previous two books in this semi series Blue Heaven and Putting on the Ritz just to get a little of this clever writing Incredibly it wasn t too clever for its own good which is something I ve encountered in other clever writing It was just perfectI enjoyed this caper and could easily see this enjoyable romp making it into a movie It was such fun Our trio of Philip Gilbert and Claire end up in all kinds of unbelievable scrapes but instead of being sigh inducing eyebrow raising annoyances they re uite charming The ending is a satisfyingly swooping coup de grace where Claire saves the day with ploy so devastatingly simple you wonder why we didn t think of it ourselves I ll tell you something else too reading this novel sure explained a few things about Frasier that most enduringingly clever of comedy TV series especially the characters of Frasier and his brother Niles who seemingly were straight but always came across as uite camp to me they could so easily have been gay Joe Keenan s writing helps explain why those two characters always seemed so effete and a touch unconvincing as lady killers Still an excellent TV series to this day over a decade since its last episode aired and not all comedies can claim that many become dated within a few years but not so with Frasier it still worksAll in all an excellent read and an intelligent comedy caper Great stuff

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He best favorite book format Paperback and others 384 page. I really loved this book because it was so funny Not every page was laugh out loud but on every page there was something that made me chuckle The witty somewhat catty style of the novel as well as the outlandishness of the plot both make it an amusing read I only hesitate to give it five stars because parts of the book are a little racy and I really did not enjoy that as much but that s a matter or personal taste Aside from that I cannot recommend the book strongly enough Phillip Cavanaugh is a struggling writer He works part time as a courier and when he comes face to face with a very successful former high school classmate as he is rain drenched wearing his hideous uniform and forced to carry packages he thinks that he has hit rock bottom His best friend and writing partner Claire is likewise disillusioned She has just broken up with her cheating boyfriend and forced to work as a rehearsal pianist to pay the bills Just then the two receive the opportunity of a lifetime Their friend Gilbert has gotten them a job adapting a World War II novel for the big screen Phillip and Claire think their ship has at last come in Alas things are not always as they seemEverything in sunny Los Angeles starts off well enough Phillip Claire and Gilbert have a meeting with the producer and get the greenlight to go ahead and write the script They have glamorous dinners at posh restaurants with Gilbert s mom and studio executive step dad They hobnob with celebrities Things uickly start to unravel The true nature of the spec that Gilbert wrote to get them the job could very much endanger their chances of staying on the project if discovered The book is mushy And while it s exciting when two very famous faces sign on to do the movie it also may mean that the trio will be fired in favor of established writers They concoct a scheme to stay on as the screenwriters by Philip also working as a double agent and ghostwriting a tell all book by the star s estranged aunt He is to report back all the secrets she s spilling Things are farther complicated by a spa that may actually be a brothel and a DA who is determined to bring about the downfall of one of the stars Will this be a big break or a big mistake for Phillip Claire and Gilbert Follow along for all the hijinks by reading My Lucky Star You ll be glad you did


10 thoughts on “My lucky star

  1. says:

    Don’t let the cover fool you with its bad artwork This is has to be one of the funniest books I have read in years This is the fourth book which features Philip Clair and Gilbert and is by far the most outrageou

  2. says:

    In recent years I've grown really fond of a certain kind of classic farce full of mistaken identities missed connections misinterpreted statements and schemes gone wrong The pinnacles of that style for me have been the novels of PG Wodehouse the play One Man Two Guvnors and the television show Frasier for which Joe Keenan was a lon

  3. says:

    Keenan a former writerproducer of Fraiser which I don't believe I have ever actually seen a full episode of does an impressive job with this comedic novel about a trio of screenwriters an old Hollywood family with a whole heap of ske

  4. says:

    i was a complete sucker for this book joe keenan wrote for fraiser for years and all that overstuffed hyper wit is here in force not to sound l

  5. says:

    It's PG Wodehouse in the 2000s in HollywoodSharply written there are multiple punchlines on every pageClever witty and a LOT of fun

  6. says:

    I really loved this book because it was so funny Not every page was laugh out loud but on every page there was som

  7. says:

    What a clever clever book It started off fairly simply but soon became uite complex with many off shoots developing to the main storyline of hapless and desperate wannabee movieplay writers trying to make the big time in Los Angeles Our main man Philip is intelligent but naïve looking for shortcuts and seeing only the good in a town where ma

  8. says:

    Filled with ripostes jests uips and catty remarks galore My Lucky Star is a cutting look at Hollywood fame and fortune and the lengths to which people will go to get it When your masseur is actually a rent boy in a high end brothel and tells you casually that he’s also an actor where else could you be but in movie obsessed Cali? At times th

  9. says:

    Superfunny would read again Otherwise i like the review belowMay 16 2008 Scott rated it it was amazingDon’t let the cover fool you w

  10. says:

    One of three novels by a TV writer who is way too successful in Hollywood to write novels damn his eyes This stuff is just amazing If PG Wodehouse had been born in the late 1950s and had been gay and joyously out and had come of age in Manhattan's gay arts scene he might have written My Lucky Star and its companion novels Blue Heaven and Put