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    Sunday, October 30, 2005  
    Book: Los Angeles without a Map
    Los Angeles Without a Map

    It has been a long time since I've stopped to read a book for fun. This excludes books on tape which make it seem like I'm reading even though I'm not. This weekend, I actually read a proper book:


    "Los Angeles without a map"
    by Richard Rayner.

    The premise is an English writer leaves his current girlfriend and job to go to Los Angeles in hopes of finding the woman he met briefly on a trip to Greece. The woman ends up not being anything like the movie Richard has created in his head about their adventures. The book is essentially a collection of partially true LA stories as Richard obsessively pursues Barbara. Nothing is too crazy in that city.

    Barbara happens to already have a boyfriend and works at the Playboy Club. She's trying to become an actress. Richard gets a job cleaning pools and being a mechanical man at the Wax Museum. He never learns to drive.

    A broken heart was my glum prediction. I won't tell you how it ends though.

    And of course I now learn it is a movie with Johnny Depp and so I expect to watch it soon.

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