Sex Toys of the Gods

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Dutton, 1997 - Fiction - 369 pages
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Jason Dallin, straight (if you'll pardon the expression) from college in Ohio, is working at Video Xplosion rather than in films. But his luck turns when he is asked to house-sit wannabe but talentless actress Fawn Farrar's $10 million Beverly Hills estate. Capitalizing on his new position, he is soon befriended by his all-time favorite star, Marina Stetson, a Janis Joplin-esque singer just out of rehab and trying to make a comeback--and whose husband Jason secretly covets. Adding to the drama is Jason's ex-roommate, the incredibly pretentious Tricia Cox, whose struggles to make it as a talent agent take a wrong turn when she contracts her meal ticket, the talented and beautiful Violet Cyr, to a hip-hop sitcom called "Chillin' with Billy. When Billy turns out to be a talking goat, all hell breaks loose. The trashy, hip young heroes suffer through humiliations galore before they have a chance to make it--but not before Christian McLaughlin has laid bare in hilarious detail all the foibles and fumbles of a group of happening young people in La La Land in their shameless pursuit of fame, time, and space, Gleiser offers fresh perspective on the debate between science and faith. Marcelo Gleiser writes as a scientist who believes in more than just one approach to life's most enduring questions and views science as an endless process of discovery of the world both around us, and within.

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User Review  - starlight70 - LibraryThing

I have to admit that I was a little bit lost at the beginning of the book. But how can I ignore a book with such a delicious title - Sex Toys of the Gods?? So, I got myself to get through the first ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Scriptwriter McLaughlin toils earnestly to pack sex, sensationalism, and B-list names into his follow-up to Glamourpuss (1994): Here, a wide-eyed Hollywood newcomer finds love, work, and a rock star ... Read full review


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Christian McLaughlin was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Glamourpuss (available in Plume). A scriptwriter for "Clueless," he lives in Los Angeles, California.

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