|Plot Summary of Be Cool|
Famed film producer Chili Palmer is lunching at an upscale L.A. restaurant with Tommy Athens, a former business associate of Chili's from Miami who is now a small-time record-promoter and road-manager.
While on his way to the men's room, Chili manages to be in the perfect position to see a man wearing a very bad wig shoot Tommy to death.
Sensing that this may be the makings of his next feature film, Chili steps in and offers to take over the day-to-day operation of the business from Tommy's widow.
While working in his new post as a record promoter, Chili meets Linda Moon, a talented singer doing Spice Girl songs in seedy clubs. Appointing himself Linda's new manager, Chili decides to help her group hit the big time, solve Tommy's murder, and make the whole thing into a blockbuster film.
There are only a few, minor problems with this scenario:
-Raji, Linda's former manager, and Eliot, his bisexual Samoan bodyguard, who aren't about to let go of talent like Linda,
-A gang of Russian goons trying to shake down anybody with a pulse, and...
-Rope-a-Dope, a violent band of gangsta rappers represented by Tommy's company, who feel that they are owed a substantial sum of money by somebody, and aren't ashamed to ask for it.
This synopsis report prepared by James Craver
|Chapter Analysis of Be Cool|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- running a business/making a living
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- thief/con artist
- Los Angeles
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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