Waiting On Wednesday: Week 80

Waiting On Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
My pick this week is:

John Belushi Is Dead by Kathy Charles
Set in a glamorous and seedy Los Angeles, Hollywood Ending (Titled John Belushi Is Dead in US) is a story that will make your heart skip a beat.

Pink-haired Hilda and endearing punk Benji, both seventeen, have an obsessive hobby—they haunt the places where Hollywood celebrities have died.

In rundown Echo Park, once the hub of the movie business, they find the squalid apartment where a second-rate silent movie star stabbed himself to death with nail scissors. Its current tenant is Hank, an old man with a mysterious past.

While Benji dives deeper into the cult of celebrity death, Hank and Hilda make an unlikely pair. Then Jake the screenwriter turns up. What’s his story?

Kathy Charles has talent to burn and takes the reader into the heart of the movie world, and the shadows of our own personal histories. Hollywood Ending is a thriller, a comedy about the weirdness of growing up, and a wry love-letter to Los Angeles.
Doesn't this look/sound spectacular?! I think so! (I LOVE the pink hair of the girl on the cover, and from the summary it seems like the main character has pink hair as well.) Plus, it's been receiving a ton of raving reviews since it's debut last August in Australia (some include Adele's at Persnickety Snark and Steph's at Steph Bowe's Hey! Teenager of the Year). Sadly enough, people in the US don't get to read John Belushi Is Dead until August 24, 2010.


  1. This book sounds awesome! Great pick!

  2. Indeed it sounds pretty good. And that cover is fantastic.

  3. this sounds like a really fun read. i like the cover :)

  4. I always hear about great ones on your blog. This one is no exception. Great pick Lauren!

  5. That looks great! I'm waiting for this.

  6. This one sounds familiar although I've never seen the cover before. The premise is really unique.

  7. Sounds so good! And I love the cover...yeah for pink hair!!

  8. You keep picking books I've never known of for this feature and all of them sound totally awesome ;)


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