Monday, December 31, 2012

Look at What Book I Got Early: 'Elimination Night' by Anonymous

About a week and a half ago, I wrote on BuddyTV about a new book coming out, Elimination Night, written by someone who's familiar with how American Idol is run behind-the-scenes. This book (out January 8), while a work of fiction, is most obviously based on Idol season 10, with characters based on Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson, Nigel Lythgoe, etc. Last week, I received a copy of the book from the publisher to review, and I started reading it the other day, on Friday.

Check out a photo of the book below:

(Image courtesy of Jeff Dodge)

Here's the synopsis of Elimination Night, courtesy of New Harvest:

Sasha King dreams of being a serious novelist and living the good life with her surfer boyfriend, Brock. But her day job as assistant producer of Project Icon, a once-mighty ratings juggernaut that's recently taken a hit in viewership, keeps her working nonstop.

She's got her hands full with Icon's two new celebrity judges, entrepreneur-actress-singer Bibi Vasquez ... and Joey Lovecraft, a horny but spiritual rock legend who doesn't even own a TV...

As the competition among the young would-be stars ... heats up, Sasha finds herself constantly putting out fires. A date with a mysterious stranger makes her rethink her devotion to Brock. And then an unexpected revelation rocks her world.

Add a frighteningly smooth host ... muckraking gossip columnists, and powerful people named Nigel, and you have the pure madcap reading pleasure of Elimination night, a book so searingly accurate about the talent show machine that it had to be written anonymously.

Big thanks to New Harvest/Amazon for sending me a copy. And a heads-up, there's a possibility that I might be able to interview the author, so stay tuned for updates on that.

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