Wednesday, February 9, 2011

FREE For Your Kindle: Admit One: My Life in Film

From time to time, I make note here of great books that are available for a limited time in the Kindle store for FREE. This one really caught my eye because I too was a little boy fascinated by film...although the course of my life did not go quite the same as Emmett James did. Click here or on the image at left to purchase.

Set in Croydon, South London, in the 1980s, Admit One details how self-deprecating writer Emmett James escaped from the pains of adolescence by going to the cinema. Through wry wit and observation, the writer reflects, obsesses, and rages about film and its correlation to our pasts. Life soon imitates art, and the narrator finds that his true calling is in transcendence from one side of the screen to the other. He decides to leave England for the only place where he can realize his dream of becoming an actor--Hollywood.

We follow the narrator on his numerous adventures: as he jumps from forgery to pornography to crashing the Academy Awards under the alias of a nominated writer. All the while, the films that inspired each tale contextualize this humorous collection of stories. The narrator ultimately provides a unique insight into the fascinating industry of film, eventually himself stumbling into the biggest box-office grossing film of all time.
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1 comment:

  1. Even if you don't on a Kindle, you can read the book. Amazon gives out a free reader for your PC, or if you just download the file, you can use one of a number of conversion programs or services (such as the free to convert it to a format you CAN use.