Silent Extra Author:Arnon Grunberg Ewald, Broccoli and the exotic Elvira are three young friends on teh run- from the horrifying possibility of living mundane lives. They all want just one thing- to be magnificant, on screen or off it, but ideally in front of thousands of people. So Broccoli, self-styled Svengali and "president of the Society of Geniuses" begins Operation Brando,... more » an insanely ambitious plan to make them the biggest stars Hollywood has ever known.
Sadly, things don't quite follow this plan and their path to global obscurity is by turns hilarious, absurd and tragic. All three suffer badly from teh burning need to be somebody else, somebody none of them are quite able to be, and this focus on the abyss separating desire and reality makes for a richly comic and ultimately moving novel by one of Europe's most exciting young writers« less