These 11 stories are about the unscrupulous film writer Pat Hobby a man unwilling to accept his fate as a thing of the past. Hobby is lazy, insensitive, and scheming as he tries to keep his head above water when silent films become a thing of the past. Read by the respected actor Kerry Shale on three CDs over three hours.
A collection of humourous stories about unscrupulous film writer Pat Hobby, a relic from the early days of Hollywood, looking for success in the changing world of the movies. F. Scott Fitzgerald's collection paints a comic portrait of a man unwilling to accept his fate as a thing of the past, an artless, insensitive writer suffering as the decades leave silent film behind. Hobby is stuck in a world which doesn't respect its elders, particularly not those as lazy and scheming as he. Kerry Shale is a Canadian actor with an extensive career in radio, TV and theatre. He injects much wit and atmosphere into his reading and interpretation of Fitzgerald's famous stories.