Born in the back seat of a Chrysler in a drive-in cinema, Shark Trager was destined to make his mark in the movies. Boy Wonder follows Shark’s meteoric rise from wunderkind producer to Hollywood legend through the eyes of his family, rivals, lovers, enemies and, occasionally, friends. What happened in between the opening and closing shots of Shark’s story was a controversial life of spectacular excess. But it is James Robert Baker’s razor sharp prose which is the true star; Baker has created the real story of the movies in a crash ‘n burn tale of astonishing style.
Reviews of Boy Wonder
‘Hugely entertaining. A page turner’
New York Times
‘One of the funniest books of the year.’
West Coast Review