Is three a crowd? Trio by William Boyd

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Trio is a rather rollicking 1960s set novel that details the lives of a number of characters who come together to work on a movie. Readers quickly begin to wonder if the movie can successfully be made as there are so many issues; some are the personal backstories of the characters, while others involve the theft of film, changes to scripts and more. There is a comic feel to much of what transpired but with some pathos underneath.

Following is a brief guide to some of the characters;

Talbot is a movie producer, married but with other proclivities. It is possible that his partner in movie making is ripping him off.

Rodrigo was known as Reggie but has aspirations for his image that lead to a name change. He is married to Elfrida but has a wandering eye.

Elfrida has written a couple of well received novels, only to then face writer’s block. Will she be able to write a novel about Virginia Woolf’s last day while she, our author, drinks to excess?

Anny and Troy are the stars of the movie. Anny’s ex is a wanted man and she may be implicated. Many of her partners have roles to play in the story.

Around the people, there are parties, theft, a cameo by Leonard Woolf and numerous subsidiary characters.

Is this book a satire? A series of character studies? A suspenseful read? Those who read this one, will each decide.

The cover of this title is appealing and invites the reader to engage. It is simple and colorful. I liked it very much.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

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