|Plot Summary of Final Cut|
Five Star, Sep 2002, 24.95, 285 pp.
Show business publicist Karl LaRosa enjoys his lifestyle that includes many young women to make love with in his Malibu home. However, his perfect life starts to break down when someone tries to run his Jaguar off the road and vandalizes his house and office. Attempts to kill him follow. Karl assumes an ex-girlfriend seeks revenge for some unknown slight, but has no idea whom or why.
Unbeknownst to Karl is that the events in his life follow the script of the filming Pure and Uncut, a movie being directed by Academy Award winning Cambridge Hill. No one involved in the making of the movie breaks the confidence by informing Karl what is happening as everyone is under contract. Karl needs to uncover the truth soon because his unknown assailant is becoming bolder and more dangerous.
The narration alternates between Karl, the culprit, and several of those working on Pure and Uncut. This enables the audience to fully appreciate the strength of the characters, but especially the lead protagonist. The suspense increases as Karl struggles with solving who wants to destroy him even as his anonymous opponent raises the pressure on him. The deep look into Hollywood filmmaking is insightful and entertaining in its own right, but also slows down the pace of a thrilling stalker plot. Billie Sue Mosiman provides her audience with a strong suspense thriller that will keep the audience reading until the FINAL CUT.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Final Cut|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very humorous
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vigilante getting revenge
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- business executive
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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