Friday Reads: The Ritual of Illusion by Richard Christian Matheson

Ritual of Illusion by Richard Christian Matheson“A sinister love letter to the movies, acclaimed author Richard Christian Matheson s The Ritual Of Illusion is a novella of modern fear about where stars truly come from. Oscar-winning film siren, Sephanie Vamore, meteors to iconic fame . . . but like cinema itself, nothing is as it appears. The fifty witnesses to her mythic ascent and bizarre fate are film royalty . . . many based on Hollywood glitterati; directors, stars, agents, studio heads, screenwriters, lovers, producers. Widescreen with lies and revelation, Vamore s story is told Rashomon-style with dialogue alone each hypnotic character adding poignant or lurid details to the shocking truth of what she really is. Matheson s insider s voice is a scathing x-ray that leaves them bloodied, awaiting their close-up.” (via

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