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Title:
Star time
Author:
Amiel, Joseph.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York Crown Publishers, [1991]

©1991
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780517575192
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

To run a broadcasting company has been Greg Lyall's dream since late childhood. To be the best broadcast journalist ever known is Chris Paskin's ambition. The two meet at KFBS-TV in Los Angeles, and during their long climbs to the top they fall in love, but are separated because of the exigencies of the business and their ambitions. News or entertainment? Truth or ratings? The star-crossed lovers battle it out only to find that when success and even marriage are finally within their grasp, neither seems as satisfying as it had been imagined. A bittersweet, "thirtysomething" romance. ~--Cynthia Ogorek


Publisher's Weekly Review

Amiel ( Deeds ) targets the hype and illusions of network TV in this fast-reading, though formulaic, novel. Ambitious TV producer Greg Lyall, and fledgling reporter Christine Paskins fall in love while working for the Federal Broadcasting System. Their sexually charged relationship matches their respective career drives. Greg has an overwhelming need for success and recognition, however, a compulsion explained in flashbacks to his childhood, when he was abandoned by his mother. Although the plot takes predictable turns when Greg forsakes Christine to marry the daughter of the network's aging CEO, Amiel keeps the pages turning when Greg becomes CEO and Christine returns to FBS as its star news anchor. The couple's resumed affair is just one development in a series of power struggles, sexual infidelities and other betrayals among colorful stars and ruthless executives in this glitzy account of media machinations. 30,000 first printing; $30,000 ad/promo. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved