Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday 56 - Movie Cat by Garrison Allen


This is a cool weekly meme from Story Time With Tonya.

1. Grab the book nearest you right now.
2. Turn to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
5. Post a link with your post to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.

And remember - no spoilers. We want to share books and suggest books - not spoil books!

Movie Cat by Garrison Allen

The back of the book:

"A Hollywood film crew has descended on Empty Creek to shoot a big-budget western. But the sleepy Arizona town soon becomes the backlot for a shocking murder, leaving the locals asking, who in his right mind would murder flamboyant director C.D. Masterly, the one man destined to put Empty Creek on the big screen?"

Page 56:
"They were interrupted by the principals filing in. They were led by a scowling police chief and they took places at the long, horseshoe-shaped table where the city council members and staff usually sat during what passed as representitive government in Empty Creek."

I haven't read the book yet so I don't know what the line is about but I love the name, Empty Creek in a book about a Hollywood film crew!

 I lived and worked in Hollywood for a time and I really enjoyed it and 95% or more of the films, crews, and projects I worked were great, professional and fun. But it was a bit of a crazy time and I can just see pushing the envelope and teasing the stereotypical vices that are associated with Hollywood.

 Movie Cat is not the first in the series which explains why it's been on my shelf for so long - I like to read series books in order.

I've got to get my hands on the first one (Desert Cat) - I really think I'll like these books!

15 comments:

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Sounds mysterious. Love the book cover. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Darlyn said...

Empty Creek? Sounds so..empty..?LOL

here's mine;

http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-56-12.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This books sounds interesting...I can almost see that scowling cop, BTW.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo I'm intrigued!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Amy Durham said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! And aren't the cops in books always scowling? LOL :)

Amy

Live Out Loud said...

I think they are, Amy!

Thank you all for visiting my neck of the woods.

The Friday 56 is so fun, isn't it?

Katnip Lounge said...

Dang! Still reading on the Kindle..."Frederica" by Georgette Heyer, no page 56!

Donna said...

I'm that way about series books, too. How exciting that you've worked in Hollywood! I've worked in corporate America; and I can vouch for the hundreds of thousands of dollars that are spent on food. You should do a post on the most elaborate "Green Room" you've seen. Girl, you could get a whole new blog going about Hollywood! (I'm just funnin')

aladdinsane12 said...

thanks for stopping by and following! you rock!

very cool meme. i love books and movies about old hollywood (it is OLD hollywood, isn't it?) empty creek is sounds so much like a soap opera town! :)

Guarded By An Angel said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. I will have to try this on one of my posts.

Kate Stange said...

"Let E be a (possibly singular) curve given by a Weierstrass equation."

(You did say the nearest book...)

Life Ramblings said...

sounds like an interesting read and what an attractive book cover. happy weekend.

Live Out Loud said...

Donna - I love the idea! I'll have to do some Hollywood posts for sure!

What a cool thought...

Katie! Welcome to my Blog - thanks so much for dropping by! When I read the comment before the name, I thought, this sounds like math...
You'd have to do a whole post about explaining that equation.

Helen McGinn said...

Empty Creek is a great name. I'll need to see if I can source you the first one!