WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO IS DIRECT
This fascinating, fast-paced peek into Toronto's film community is full of delicious insider knowledge. The story is so real that readers will feel as if they are actually living out the plot along with the characters.
Film-crew member Rox has always wanted to direct. She's currently a lowly focus puller, the camera person who keeps the actors in focus on film. Then, during a short hiatus, Rox has an opportunity to shoot a short film. As both cinematographer and director, she soon discovers she's in way over her head. How she rises to the challenge of a lifetime makes for a riveting read.
The themes of this novel go beyond Rox's specific dream. Anyone who has worked hard to achieve a goal will identify with the complicated situations Rox has to handle and the difficult personalities with whom she has to work. Rox uses the words edgy, satirical and quirky to describe the perfect screenplay. They also describe this smashingly original novel. (Dec., 368 pp., $12.95)