The Players: Taking Hollywood for a Ride Paperback – 2 Feb 2006
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"A scam of a sham of a scam of a sham...hilarious...and for once it's Struggling Writers 1 Hollywood United 0" (Johnny Vaughan)
"You won't be able to put it down" (Celia Walden Daily Telegraph)
"Reynold's book never fails to entertain . . .each chapter is enticingly short and will have you racing to finish it (****)" (The Works)
About the Author
Jo Reynolds was born in 1966 and grew up in Africa and the United States. He has worked in film and television as a producer but is now a full-time writer.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
A really inspiring piece of work - Jo Reynolds flicks a finger at Hollywood at the very same time as stripping her naked and trying to lure her into bed - wild stuff - can't wait for the movie.
This is a double biography - an amazing true story - about a con-man cabbie, his chance meeting with the author and the events that followed. The twists and turns, the tragedy and inspiration - there's no way this is fiction!
Told in the first person by the author, Jo Reynolds shows an incredible talent for keeping the reader right in the action, whilst holding back just enough to build the curiousity to the perfect point for the start of the next chapter. At the same time, he brings a genuine, human touch to the facts with emotional insights and his fair share of self-deprecation. He makes it all seem effortless... even if his words tell you otherwise!
Buy it. Borrow it. Whatever it takes... read it.
The book is an easy read and better still if you have met the man in the flesh.He was due to appear on the Richard and Judy show a couple of days after I met him. You have to take your hat off to him he really does have some nerve. Buy and enjoy as a true life edition of 'The Hustle' . Go Colin Go !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a hilarious ride through a great book. i was literally in stitches reading this at times. colin's character shines through and he is definitely a man you would want to know in real... Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2010 by D. Lomas
I read The Players in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. Real grit and substance to the writing. The characters are framed very well and you become immersed in the storyline. Read morePublished on 4 July 2007 by Chris Harris
Great characters and great writing. I would love to meet Colin. Can he really be as described? And a great desription it is, too. Read morePublished on 4 July 2007 by Italophile
Wow! what a page turner - I'd heard Colin the Cab driver who is the main protagonist, on Ned Sherrin's Loose Ends and was intrigued... Read morePublished on 3 July 2007 by S. D. Whitton
Funny, plausible, ironic... even a little bit scary. I really enjoyed The Players and its insight into what happens when real people bump into the big, bad film industry. Read morePublished on 3 July 2007 by Charlie Badger
I thought this book was gripping from start to finish. It was so easy to read and an incredible story. It was recommended as a title at my book club. Read morePublished on 1 April 2006 by Janey Berry