Michael Deane is so sleazy. Ick! JW does a good job of presenting Deane as I picture many of the old-time producers. There is a great old movie called “The Bad and the Beautiful” starring Kirk Douglas as a Michael Deane-type producer that came to mind a lot when I was reading this book. Deane reminded me a LOT of that movie.
Yeah, the ending was bad. This is a good example of how a terrible ending can kind of “ruin” the rest of the book.