We’ve all heard stories of the celebrity who is stalked by a psycho fan. But we’ve never heard it as told in Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir Inspired by True Events written by Brent Spiner.
The story opens on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Spiner is removing the gold makeup that turns him into Mr. Data. There is a knock on his trailer door and a large package, a gift from a fan, is delivered. I won’t spoil the surprise by telling you what’s in the box, but I’ll just say it shocks Spiner and freaks him out. It rreaked me out too.
The story continues with Spiner pulling in the LAPD, the FBI, a body guard, visiting with numerous friends, and telling stories of life on and off the set of his TV series, as they all try to find out the identity of the fan.
The line gets blurred between fact and what’s fiction. You’ll read a chapter and swear it’s fiction. But is it?
Oh yeah, the book is laugh-out-loud funny. Absolutely one of the best books of the year. Even if you’re not a fan of TNG, you’ll love this book.