We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | June 10, 2015

    Rob Hart: IMG The End of Apocalypse



    My plan here is to write about how New York City disappears out from under your feet. So I wanted to include a picture of Apocalypse Lounge, a bar... Continue »
    1. $10.47 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      New Yorked (Ash McKenna)

      Rob Hart 9781940610405

    spacer

On Order

$22.25
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Exposure

by

Exposure Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Los Angeles, a few years from now. Technology has changed the rules of the movie business with old, long-dead stars brought digitally back to life. Billboards cover every available surface of the city, beaming out a constant flood of commercials starring the likes of John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, and — the great exception, the last real movie star — Colt Reston. But something is going wrong: A group of anti-tech rebels are attacking the billboards, inspired by a mysterious manifesto known as The Black Book. A burnt-out screenwriter addicted to the latest hot drug finds his world wobbling. Colt takes ill with an unexplained disease — perhaps literally dying of overexposure. A guru who might know why has vanished. And then Montgomery Clift suddenly walks off his virtual set and goes AWOL....

A blistering mash-up of William Gibson, The Ring, and Chuck Palahniuk, Exposure is a great step forward for Kurt Wenzel. Convulsive and thrilling, Exposure is a devastating tour de force by one of the best novelists working today.

Review:

"A near future glutted with obnoxious animated billboards and digitized celebrities hawking commercial goods serves as the backdrop for this wan satire on Hollywood and media overexposure. Cynical screenwriter Marshall Reed struggles to help his best friend, Colt Reston, a film legend dying of a strange wasting disease that seems to intensify in direct proportion to the amount his image is broadcast. Meanwhile, a cult of technophobes are incited to acts of billboard destruction by The Black Book, an antimedia manifesto penned by an anonymous industry insider. Wenzel (Gotham Tragic) builds momentum up to the unmasking of 'Mr. Black' and the revelation of how Colt's illness intertwines with the scheme of an entertainment agent to scrap live actors in favor of digitally manipulated dead screen icons. But every time Wenzel introduces a new character, the lengthy backstory slows things to a crawl. The Hollywood zaniness provokes a few laughs, but not enough to make this more than a routine 'what if.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Wenzel dabbles in sci-fi details but doesn't clobber you with them....As a Hollywood novel, Exposure is more than good. As a treatment for a rip-roaring, action-packed anti-Hollywood movie, it's almost great." Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Kurt Wenzel is the author of Lit Life. He and his wife live in East Hampton, New York, and Manhattan. For more information about Kurt Wenzel visit www.kurtwenzel.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316093972
Author:
Wenzel, Kurt
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Twenty-first century
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 x 1 in 0.88 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Crooked Little Vein: A Novel
    Used Hardcover $7.95
  2. Soon I Will Be Invincible
    Used Hardcover $6.50
  3. Vurt Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. Spook Country Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects


Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Exposure New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$22.25 Backorder
Product details 272 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316093972 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A near future glutted with obnoxious animated billboards and digitized celebrities hawking commercial goods serves as the backdrop for this wan satire on Hollywood and media overexposure. Cynical screenwriter Marshall Reed struggles to help his best friend, Colt Reston, a film legend dying of a strange wasting disease that seems to intensify in direct proportion to the amount his image is broadcast. Meanwhile, a cult of technophobes are incited to acts of billboard destruction by The Black Book, an antimedia manifesto penned by an anonymous industry insider. Wenzel (Gotham Tragic) builds momentum up to the unmasking of 'Mr. Black' and the revelation of how Colt's illness intertwines with the scheme of an entertainment agent to scrap live actors in favor of digitally manipulated dead screen icons. But every time Wenzel introduces a new character, the lengthy backstory slows things to a crawl. The Hollywood zaniness provokes a few laughs, but not enough to make this more than a routine 'what if.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Wenzel dabbles in sci-fi details but doesn't clobber you with them....As a Hollywood novel, Exposure is more than good. As a treatment for a rip-roaring, action-packed anti-Hollywood movie, it's almost great."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.