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The Resource Kat Jumps the Shark

Kat Jumps the Shark

Label
Kat Jumps the Shark
Title
Kat Jumps the Shark
Statement of responsibility
Melinda Houston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kat Kelly reckons she's got life sorted. She has a man who cooks and does the dishes. A stepdaughter she adores. And her dream job: scouting locations for a TV production company. All the big dramas are behind her, right? Before she knows it, Kat is out of love and has nowhere to live. Between her ditzy new intern and an amorous ex-footballer, work isn't much better. And just when things couldn't get any worse, disaster strikes Kat's set, sending her spinning totally out of control. Kat Jumps the Shark is a moving and at times hilarious tale about losing it all, only to find it again in the most unexpected place. Full of cheeky digs at television and celebrity culture, this fun-filled novel is for all readers. After 20 years writing everything from local news to celebrity profiles and hundreds of book, film, food and bar reviews, Melinda Houston scored her own dream job - TV critic - in 2006. These days she contributes as a critic and columnist to most Fairfax newspapers and to radio 3AW and 2UE. She lives in Melbourne. 'An irresistible cocktail of intrigue, egos and insider information. A great read for lovers of TV told from the perspective of a no-nonsense, brave and funny heroine.' Kat Stewart, actor (Offspring, Underbelly) 'Fun, heartfelt and deeply satisfying...Houston's leading lady is incredibly likeable - think Nina Proudman from Offspring - and I was cheering Kat on within the first pages of this book...I relished my time in Kat's world and I hope this is the first of many more clever and entertaining novels from Houston.' Books+Publishing
Summary
Suddenly a dark blur dropped through her line of vision, followed by a thump behind the glass. Kat saw first the faces of the extras. Then Peru, the prettiest contestant, fixed in horror and disbelief. There was a high, thin, sustained scream. Finally Kat shifted her gaze to the street, where a body lay at all angles in an extravagant splatter of blood.
Tone
Writing style
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10338740
Cataloging source
ANL
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Houston, Melinda
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
Kat Jumps the Shark
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:78c38d46-6b9a-4941-aaac-cc57fded4bdf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922148803
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Kat Jumps the Shark
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:78c38d46-6b9a-4941-aaac-cc57fded4bdf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922148803
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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