Title: John Belushi Is Dead
Author: Kathy Charles
Book Synopsis from the publisher:
Pink-haired Hilda and oddball loner Benji, both high school seniors, have an obsessive and unusual hobby: they frequent the places where Hollywood celebrities have died. Bound by their interest in the macabre, Hilda and Benji neglect their schoolwork and social lives in favor of prowling the most notorious crime scenes in Los Angeles. Hilda knows her own interest has more than a little to do with her parents’ recent death in a car accident, but doesn’t understand why Benji shares her fascination so deeply. In rundown Echo Park, a seedy suburb of Los Angeles, they find the squalid apartment where a second-rate silent movie star stabbed himself to death. Its current tenant is Hank, an old man with a mysterious past. Hilda finds herself drawn to Hank in a way she can’t explain, and soon the two strike up an unlikely friendship. But when Hank’s aspiring screenwriter neighbor Jake tries to insert himself into the equation, Hilda’s life becomes more complicated than she ever could have imagined. And who is the real threat to her precarious balancing act? Is it Jake or Benji?
About the Author:
Kathy Charles worships at the church of pop culture.
At the age of ten she dreamt of being the female equivalent of
Steven Spielberg, barking into a megaphone while a crew of hundreds
rushed around a sound stage doing her bidding.
When she discovered being a director meant getting up early, she turned
her attention to writing, where you can keep your own hours and there is
no chance of going over budget.
Kathy's favorite dead celebrities are James Dean and John Belushi.
Her favorite author is Bret Easton Ellis, and her top three films of all
time are Mulholland Drive, L.A. Story and Annie Hall.
In addition to writing, Kathy works in the film industry in Australia where
she lives with her husband, cat and pug dog. She starts work at
8:30am which isn't too bad.
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A review of the book will be posted here on the blog at a later date.