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L.A. Times

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L.A. Times

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In Season
Stuart Woods
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

In L.A. Times, small-time wise guy Vinnie Callabrese changes his name to Michael Vincent and his voice to Tyrone Power’s, transforms an NYU student film into an Oscar winner, and — a few liaisons and several dead bodies later — finds himself one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Stuart Woods is a superlative prose stylist — which doesn’t mean he’s good, just that he likes to end adjectives with –est. His penchant for ludicrous plot twists and inane dialogue produces trash so shameless as to be almost charming. C+