Don't Look Down

Don't Look Down

Book - 2007
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She is a director of dog food commercials who's just been recruited to finish a four-day movie shoot. But as soon as Lucy Armstrong arrives on set, she discovers that the staff is in chaos, the make-up artist is suicidal, and the stunt director just happens to be her ex-husband. That, and the temperamental lead actor has just acquired as an advisor a Green Beret who has the aggravating habit of always being right.He thought that hiring on as a military consultant for a movie star was a to-die-for deal: easy work, easy money, easier starlets. But his first day on the job, Captain J.T. Wilder ends up babysitting a bumbling comedian, dodging low-flying helicopters, and trying to find out who's taking "shooting a movie" much too literally.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2007, c2006
ISBN: 9780312938512
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Mayer, Bob 1959-


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Mar 01, 2014

Ehhh, I don't know what to think of this book. I was looking back at Wild Ride (another book by this team) wondering what made me like that book enough to put it on my favorites shelf and I realized it was neither the story nor the characters but the fact that it wasn't meant to be taken seriously and that I could just go with whatever it threw at me and enjoy it nonetheless. And I did enjoy it, it was a bit of a surprised for me how much I enjoyed it. I was looking for the same feeling with Don't Look Down. Sadly, all I ended up feeling was confusion and relief to be done with it. It's mostly because I didn't like the plot much. It had too many twists and deceptions and secrets for me to ever have a good grasp of it at any time of the book. That left me very annoyed and just distracted me from whatever good stuff there might've been there. Plus, I think I'm getting a little tired of the whole big good/responsible sister, little bad/irresponsible sister deal Crusie has going on in her books. It just gets very repetitive. Lucy, I was okay with (I'm not even talk about Wilder because he was a cardboard character with nothing interesting to say) It irked me that she wasn't professional enough to check her contract with that Irishman which made her liable to that $4m. I mean, the movie part was legitimate even though it was front to that transaction with the Russian mob. That shit should be in contracts and stuff that she had to sign, right? Next was this obsession with Pepper. Geez, no wonder her sister was trying to make it out on her own. I mean the kid practically worshiped Lucy with her acting as if it were her own kid. Screaming out comments like, "I want my child back," girl, you're just getting in between the real mom and daughter. I don't know. I still don't understand who was in cahoots with whom and whether the item that was supposed to be transferred between the crooks even existed.

Jun 27, 2011

I could do without all the G.I. Joe stuff. Is this supposed to broaden her appeal so that men will read her work, too? I can't see that happening.
Aside from the action-hero nonsense, it's a good book. The pace is fast and the dialogue is as clever and quick as in any Crusie novel. I liked the relationships between the protagonist and her sister and niece -- characteristic of Crusie's work. The big reveal at the end was genuinely surprising; the mystery aspect of this story was well done.

Jun 06, 2006

A cute, fun, action-packed and romantic tale that takes place on a movie set where Lucy, the new director, has been hired mid-production to finish up shooting the stunt scenes. She has no idea what she's truly in for! Having just the right amount of fluff, this would make a great beach/vacation read.

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