Sunday, November 21, 2010

WHO GOT LIZ GARDNER by Elizabeth Allen

WHO GOT LIZ GARDNER by Elizabeth Allen is a first person narrative about the actions of an aspiring actress in New York City who then follows an assumed upgrade to Los Angeles as real life actors follow the same route in reality. Liz’s goals are simple…to become an actor and find a good man. Easy enough? Not really.

The sexual content is done in amongst wisecracks making it not too raunchy for the average reader in my opinion.

I laughed, cried and was not aghast about any of the truths that Liz portrayed in her actions. I think that in today’s society this story is in direct correlation with life in general in the “acting field” and/or “romance department”. I was quickly drawn into the drama of Liz’s life and her roles as a human being.

Elizabeth Allen takes the time to detail Liz’s lifestyle and it easily compares to real life dramas. Dysfunctional family life in this novel is a meager comparison to life itself.

I guess I am on the fence about this novel. I did not find it “great” but at the same time the differences and nuances of life in general do follow today’s societal behaviors and not of the “traditional” well being of a herione in any novel with romance, sex and odd ball heretics of today’s romances.

Anastasia Cassella-Young, Reviewer

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