Review: Unscripted by Davis Bunn

Unscripted by Davis Bunn
Stephanie's Rating: 3 out of 5 bookmarks

Unscripted by Davis Bunn is a difficult book to review. I wanted to like this book: I enjoyed the writing, and the parts of the story that I could understand. However, I am not a behind-the-scenes movie buff, so for the vast majority of the plot of this novel - I was lost! On the other hand, if you are a movie buff, or would like to get an understanding of how movies are produced, you would probably really, really enjoy this book.

I was definitely drawn into this book from the first chapter and felt like I had been caught up in some fast action. Danny Byrd is in jail, but he's not guilty. Then all the sudden, he's out. But why and how? I was hooked! I wanted to know the story behind the story. Mr. Bunn has woven an intricate plot and involved some very strong personalities. He dives into issues of grief, betrayal, forgiveness, and man's inability to ever really live life "alone" in a personal bubble; we need one another.

In between all the interpersonal relationships, there is this story of playing for deep stakes in the corporate and movie world top echelon, and that is where I got lost. The second main character, Megan, is a lawyer, and she is digging to find the truth of what is really going on behind the scenes. But while she is obviously having flashes of inspiration and understanding, I was still sitting in the dark wondering what just happened.

The outcome of the story is a good "happily-ever-after" kind of ending, but I wasn't able to fully enjoy it, because I wasn't quite certain how we had arrived at that moment. Again, it's fully possible the fault is mine, and not that of the book.

So, I would not recommend this book to the casual reader. Conversely, if you are a movie lover, or understand corporate sharks, this book is for you! For the limited audience, I give this book 3 out of 5 bookmarks.

Stephanie Garrett is a busy homeschooling mom of three who somehow always finds time to read. She has been a voracious reader since childhood and even won a bicycle in elementary school for having read the most books! She enjoys learning and growing and never turns down an opportunity to try something new. Her first love is the Lord and service to Him, second is family, and reading. She believes that anyone who learns to read with comprehension can go anywhere and do anything! She also enjoys music, theatre, sewing, and mathematics.

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