- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: W&N (13 July 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0297646524
- ISBN-13: 978-0297646525
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.5 x 22.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,625,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dreaming of Strangers Hardcover – 13 Jul 2000
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The eagerly awaited third novel from one of the rising stars of British literature
Becca Coles is a cinema buff in her late twenties. So is Chris Paley. Becca sees herself as a femme fatale (more Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction than Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction ). Chris, a movie reviewer, has recently given up action films for romantic comedies and is writing a book on love in the movies. Becca is in a relationship. Chris has just finished one. They have never met. When Becca rents her flat out to Chris via an estate agent friend, everything changes. Soon she's snooping around the flat while Chris is out watching previews. She then sets up a chance romantic encounter with her unwitting tenant. But after Becca has taken to surreptitiously trailing Chris, he begins to suspect that his life has been scripted out for him, and when he starts trailing her it leads to an unexpected finale...A love story played out between two people fascinated by film, Dreaming Of Strangers explores the tension between romance and real life, examining whether it's possible to experience the fantasy life of a favourite movie, or if reality is always destined to disappoint.See all Product description
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This is rom com with a twist of lime and a splash of soda, updated for a generation who were teenagers when the Breakfast Club was still a teen film. Don't compare this book to trash like Come Together... This novel will become a classic, if not among 50-something, bitter reviewers, then certainly among the young, savvy, cine-literate audience for whom it was written. Matt Thorne, you're still the best.
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