Book Review – My Gun Has Bullets by Lee Goldberg

My Gun Has Bullets by Lee Goldberg

My Gun Has Bullets by Lee Goldberg

The blurb of the day is:

When Beverly Hills Police Officer Charlie Willis pulls over a speeding Rolls Royce hell-bent for Neiman Marcus, he’s surprised to see Esther Radcliffe, the geriatric star of the TV series “Miss Agatha,” behind the wheel. He’s even more surprised when she guns him down and keeps on driving. A few hours later, he wakes up in the intensive care unit…to find a William Morris agent, a network president, and the head of Pinnacle Studios standing at the foot of his bed. They have a proposal for him: in exchange for conveniently forgetting who shot him, they’ll make him the star of his own series, “My Gun Has Bullets.” So Charlie trades in his real badge for a fake one…and so begins an uproarious but deadly romp through the wonderful world of TV make-believe…with real bullets.

The author writes for TV and this is a book about what would happen if the mob got into producing TV and started killing off the competition.  I had the impression that he was sitting in a meeting with a bunch of TV people and started making up stories about them killing each other and decided to write it down.

This book is a farce.  This is not an insult, it is a type of story.  Farces are supposed to be comedies but I didn’t find this book funny.  It wasn’t really tragic either.  In the end you have to just let the insanity wash over you and ride it out to the end.

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