Monday, 9 June 2008

Elton Clarke

Here's a quick read that delivers--well, sort of:


OPTIONS by Elton Clarke (Leisure, 1985)


This B-grade Hollywood novel spents most of its time out of LaLa Land and into the world of a woman on the run from her deranged rich hubby; a sort of Sleeping With the Enemy without the obsession for neatness shtick. Author Elton Clarke has fun with his one dimensional characters but barely manages to elevate his story to nothing more than déjà vu plot with an over the top climax. Boring this does not make the novel, however, since half the fun is figuring out if indeed the cliché road will be taken. When it does take that route mostly, the next part is trying to figure out how it'll all going to end. Let's just say you have to read to believe it. If you're into this sort of narrative pleasure, than OPTIONS is a must. If you prefer high class trash, then looking elsewhere is a surer bet.-----Martin Boucher

4 comments:

steven carroll said...

Hey martin, I love your review of my novel! thank you! Sincerely, Elton Clarke

Authorfan said...

Wow, thanks for the comments. Like many of these short reviews, I intend to develop them eventually. Thanks again for looking in. So cool.

steven carroll said...

HEY MARTIN, I GOT SUCH A KICK OUT OF YOUR REVIEW FOR OPTIONS. ELTON CLARKE IS ACTUALLY TWO PEOPLE..WE WROTE OPTIONS FOR FUN YEARS AGO. WE BOTH LIVED IN HOLLYWOOD AND HEARD SOME GOOD STUFF AND USED IT IN THE BOOK! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

Authorfan said...

Thank YOU. Have you guys ever produced another novel? By a different pseudonym perhaps?