Novel is like I'm Really A Superstar except completely set in Hollywood of late 80's and 90's and without magic gimmicks (at least so far). Chinese director who has failed to make it big dies and is reborn as an 18 year old American in Hollywood 30 years in the past. Soon becomes famous screenwriter, author, actor, director. Becomes enormously famous and wealthy and dates a series of A list actress hotties along the way. Sounds like pure wish fulfilment? Yep. Sound like good wish fulfilment? Yep. Light hearted entertainment and lets be honest who doesn't love to hear about Hollywood and its goings on. Enormously fun.
This is an insider look at Hollywood. Author has done a tonne of research into the Hollywood of the 90's and makes the various characters seem real. The cast is huge with almost all of the who's who of Hollywood coming into play to one extent or the otherr Cruise, Kidman, James Cameron, Julia Roberts, Michael Eisner, Steven Spielberg etc. Etc. Makes you want to take the day off work and read 300 chapters. Oh wait that is what I am doing. Makes me actually smile in a goofy at times while I read it according to my wife.
If you are looking for the New Yorker dont read this. If you are looking for a consistent fictionalized hollywood super success story full of fun and babes you come to the right spot.