Lost in Crazy Town by Robert and Jan Bryndza is a delightful read. The story starts off with the main character, Filip, moving to Hollywood from Europe, having gotten a chance at a green card to live and work in America. Filip is leaving behind everyone he knows, including his boyfriend David. They both had gotten their dream jobs, a continent away from each other. Instead of trying to work it long distance, they decide to go their seperate ways. Filip's dream job was to be a Costume Designer for films and he makes his way alone to do just that. When he arrives in Hollywood, expecting to have a friend to help him settle in and show him around, he gets totally culture shocked, as that friend just leaves him hanging. In a strange new town, in a whole different country, Filip must try to make his way and makes his dreams come true. The first "friends" Filip meets is another gay couple, Hillary and Derek. Hillary is a show-stealer that you love to hate, seemingly manic-depressive and desperate to sell his beauty line. Filip lands his first job with Veronica, a washed-up actress that is trying to get her career back. With a whole cast of quirky characters, Lost in Crazytown is a dark, gut-busting comedy about the trials of life and love in the city where dreams are supposed to come true.
Lost in Crazytown had me laughing and rooting for Filip from the get go. Filip is a memorable character, full of whit and a sarcastic attitude nobody in Hollywood seemed to get.He had me whooping it up and cheering him on. Hillary was a piece of work, seeming to have loads of money but such a penny-pincher that he served chips and dips for dinner! Veronica was the straight up Diva of Hollywood, having some moments of genuine niceness, but most of the time leading Filip around by a string. Filip admittedly got caught up in the Hollywood lifestyle, losing touch with himself and his family, but managed to bravely make it through people wiping dogs butts, manic-depressive friends, ass jet toilets, farting Frutarians, and dead dogs... not to mention crazy, everyday living and jobs for Veronica. Filip finally finds himself in the end and what an ending it was! I highly recommend stopping by CRAZYTOWN to anyone who likes to laugh! I give it 5 stars for originality and the ability to make me laugh until I almost peed my pants! (LOL).
Quotes from the Book:
"No, she was literally full of it. We had to use the high pressure pipe..."
"The ass jet water was a little cold."
"If you are what it is to be successful in Hollywood then I'd rather fail and have a life."