FRAME OF REFERENCE by Christopher Stone
Frame of Reference by Christopher Stone
Reviewed by Lisa
During childhood Grant Jackson veered away from his cold, bible thumping father and towards his television/movie loving mother. Entranced by everything he saw on the television the seed of a career as a star blossomed into a foregone reality as far as Grant was concerned.
Leaving little Selma, California for the bright lights of Hollywood Grant finds an apartment and a new friend, but the bubble bursts quickly when he attempts to acquire an agent. The more he learns the more Grant realizes that becoming a star won’t be as easy as he thought. His looks bring him to the attention of people in adult films and a relationship Grant never saw coming. He’s found friendship and love, but a career in porn could ruin his chances on television. A sure bet or holding out for the dream? Only Grant can decide on a future as a porn star or hope his dream comes true.
A naïve young man tries to make his aspirations come to life in Frame of Reference. With a nest egg, little acting skill, and scant knowledge of the rules of Tinseltown Grant arrives in L.A. and begins his search for fame. For all he goes through, however, little emotion comes across, even his relationship seems more matter of fact than exciting. Also, Grant isn’t mentally impaired, yet his lack of preparation to become an actor and star is questionable throughout the story. Frame of Reference has an interesting premise that never manages to connect with the reader.