The Liar, The Bitch and the Wardrobe

Rating: Unrated
The Liar, The Bitch and the Wardrobe

Young photographer aspires to work hard in Hollywood, and discovers that Hollywood parties even harder than it works This breezy novel is great fun here and there, and while there’s a definite death of truly likeable characters — self-awareness and drugs, you’d think, were mutually exclusive — the heroine (let’s leave that final E in place) never quite turns into the same brand of plastic used to manufacture all her new friends. You’ll like this more, I think, if you spend no time trying to parallel the author’s Hollywood types with real-life Hollywood types: while she’s enough of an insider to know what she’s talking about, she’s also wise enough not to blow her cover, or theirs.