Unscripted was not a bad book, It just wasn’t magnificent.
Things I liked.
I liked… Megan.
I liked Emma.
I liked Robin as little of a character she was.
I liked JR even though he was a bad dude.
I loved the scenes where they were shooting the movie. Those were powerful and beautiful and honestly, I wish the whole book was written in the style that Davis slipped into when he was writing the movie shots.
I liked the main plotline, even though there was so much legal movie jargon that I felt was absolutely unnessacary, because I’m not looking to legally make a movie of my own. However, that is a personal opinion and if a reader enjoys legal battles and law sort of books then this will be fun for them.
Things I didn’t like.
I didn’t like the attempt at inner character conflict. Somehow I found it impossible to connect with the character and understand what in the world he was going through. It felt too much like telling vs showing what the character was going through.
The romance between Daniel and Megan was so… little. There was no dynamics, no spark. The book said they were in love and so they acted in love. I don’t know. It wasn’t very believable.
Also call me old fashion but the way that Daniel so easily allowed Megan simply to take the wheel and drive his life rubbed me wrong and I didn’t like that simply because it seemed like a forced agenda rather than something that actually came naturally.
All in all it wasn’t a bad book and I enjoyed reading it when I sat down to do it. Would I recommend it, someone? If they mentioned that they enjoyed movie production books, than yes. Otherwise, it just goes on the shelf.
Content: There was pretty much no real content. Nothing graphic, no violence, not any language that I remember. There is mention of being inappropriately approached, one semi-detailed kiss and one not detailed kiss. Many mentions of broken relationships. Several mentions of robbing a bank, and jail.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.
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