The Fourth Wall

The Fourth Wall

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Dagmar Shaw got out of the game... and into the movies.

Sean is a washed-up child actor reduced to the lowest dregs of reality television to keep himself afloat. His life was a downward spiral of alcoholism, regret, and failure... until he met Dagmar.

Except Sean has secrets, dark even for the Hollywood treadmill of abuse, addiction, and rehab. And Dagmar is a cipher. There are dark rumors about her past, the places she's been, the things she was involved in. People tend to die around her and now, she wants Sean for something. A movie, she says, but with her history, who's to say what her real game is?
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316133395
Branch Call Number: SF Will
Characteristics: 402 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jul 29, 2018

While it may seem that the author is writing a polemic about the shallowness of Hollywood, it is cleverly disguised as a rollicking science fiction / murder mystery. It takes on the blogosphere and the internet. And like the other two Dagmar Shaw novels out there, it seems almost prescient. Keeping in mind that this was written years before the latest Facebook scandal of sharing information, it reminds us that the information is out there already.

I admire Williams' writing style and the great story line of a washed up child actor trying to keep a career in show business alive, and the 'fake news that the protagonist so blithely provide to advance their agenda- again, years before it became a part of daily headlines.

Apr 04, 2013

Really enjoyed this, the 1st book By Williams I have read. I will be reading more

Jun 11, 2012

The story kept me reading all the way through, but it was not that satisfying in the end.

It was interesting to see what Dagmar Shaw is up to.

I imagine in the next book we'll see how what she's doing in this book goes horribly wrong.

Apr 03, 2012

This author truly loves the corporate sociopathic lead as hero/heroine.

An insipid, terribly boring read, and it now becomes understandable to me why people like this author, or lives in New Mexico, voted in that simple-minded neocon, Martinez, to be their governor.

Zero creativity, mass boredom.


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