The Last Treasure Hunt

At The Age Of Thirty, Campbell Johnstone Is A Failure He S Stuck Behind The Bar Of A Shabby Pub, Watching From The Sidelines While Everyone Else Makes A Success Of Their Lives The Most Visible Is Eve Sadler, A Childhood Friend And Rising Hollywood Star When Campbell Tries To Rekindle Their Relationship, He Longs For The Glitter Of Her Success To Rub Off On Him But A Single Shocking Night Changes Everything, In Ways He Could Never Have Predicted When The Dust Settles, Cam S Life Is Transformed The Recognition He D Given Up On Is Within Reach But At What Cost The Last Treasure Hunt Explores Our Obsession With Fame And Celebrity With Great Intelligence And Sly Wit It S A Modern Media Morality Tale With Bite.The Last Treasure Hunt

Jane Alexander s short stories and creative non fiction have been widely published in a number of anthologies and literary magazines, including Mslexia, Litro and The Orphan Leaf Review A winner of two major national story competitions, and the recipient of a Scottish Arts Council New Writers bursary, Jane is also a lecturer in creative writing at the Open University.

[Ebook] The Last Treasure Hunt  By Jane    Alexander –
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Last Treasure Hunt
  • Jane Alexander
  • English
  • 01 April 2019
  • 9781908643803

10 thoughts on “The Last Treasure Hunt

  1. says:

    Well written exploration of the lure of fameThis was a reading group selection I found it an okay read exploring the lure of fame and celebrity culture Campbell wasn t a very likeable protagonist It was popular with others in the group Our members all agreed th...

  2. says:

    The Last Treasure Hunt, by Jane Alexander, explores the lure of fame and the capricious nature of celebrity It lays bare the personal cost, and the impact on family and friends, when one man succumbs to the draw and deceits of a publicity dependent lifestyle.Thirty year old Campbell Johnstone works as a barman in a rundown Glasgow pub He shares a decrepit flat, owned by his financially successful brother, with his cousin Roddy who is studying for a PhD When Roddy is offered a paid fellowship in America it hits Campbell that all of his family and friends are making something of their lives, all except him In a maudlin state he Googles the name of the most outwardly successful of the lot of them Oscar nominated actress and old childhood friend, Eve Sadler.The gossip hungry internet informs Campbell that the Hollywood star is currently filming at a location in his home city Campbell and Roddy decide to gatecrash the site and, somewhat to their surprise, succeed in getting through Eve recognises Campbell and agrees to give him the number of her hotel, where they meet for a drink A careless update on social media is followed by a brief kiss, and the trajectory of their lives is...

  3. says:

    This was an interesting read If I had any rhyming ability I would put in a couplet or two Alas, I ll leave that to Jane Alexander It starts off and surprises you as quickly as you can turn a page The main character has the qualities of someone you love to hate and often makes you...

  4. says:

    An engaging story about childhood romances rekindled takes a dark twist and sets out on a journey taking in the beast of the modern media and our own ability to ignore our own worst nature A thoroughly enj...

  5. says:

    This book was less predictable than I expected One of the early reveals was instantly obvious and I was worried that it was going to be the climax of the book, when I had worked it out instantly But it carried on in a direct...

  6. says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book I was lucky enough to to win a copy as a Goodreads giveaway As soon as I started reading it I was gripped The writing flows so well, it s easy to get absorbed into Campbell s story.The story itself wasn t at all as I expected I d certainly read from this author.

  7. says:

    A modern moral fable with I think a believable main character who evoked sympathy and revulsion If you re a reader who enjoys a riproaring plot then this might be a bit of a slow burner for you, but if you prefer books which challenge your judgement, this could be right up your proverbial alley

  8. says:

    Solid move from short stories to novels, I d say Enjoyed the plot and characters, everything felt so real at times it was really unsettling But did I believe in Campbell The truth is I m not sure But I guess life is like that, you can t really be sure of anything So, in a way, I did.

  9. says:

    A clever analysis of modern celebrity The main character is enticed into the media world and then exploited by agents and such like in such a way that the person is essentially milked A fable for the modern age.

  10. says:

    Well written Scottish novel I didn t really know what to expect when I picked up this book and ultimately that was for the best

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