Help Me Find a Book
June 13, 2020 9:18 AM   Subscribe

In the late 1980s I read a novel about a wacky young filmmaker. It was a faux biography, absurd and funny and weird. One scene I remember vividly was that as a child this filmmaker caught a reel of film on his foreskin, creating (painful, bloody) havoc. The title I believe has the word "Shark" in it. Something like "The Shark Tales" or "The Shark Fin Tales." I was in the UK when I read this book, the author was probably English but I can't be sure of that. And of course I can't remember the title or author; anyone have any ideas?
posted by chavenet to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
 
Just a guess from googling site:goodreads.com, but is it maybe Boy Wonder (1988) by James Robert Baker--a pseudo biography of film producer 'Shark Trager'?
posted by Wobbuffet at 9:36 AM on June 13


Wobbuffet, yes! I'm pretty sure that's it. It sounds right in every way, so now I have to find a copy. Thank you very much!
posted by chavenet at 8:04 AM on June 14


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