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Kubrick’s Game

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Kubrick’s Game by Derek Taylor Kent

Shawn Hagan, a college film student obsessed with legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, discovers hidden clues in his movies which lead him on a harrowing quest toward a mysterious treasure that Kubrick left behind. Endangered by sinister groups on the same quest, Shawn has no choice but to claim the prize first because in the wrong hands … “It has the power to change the course of history.”

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Derek Taylor Kent

Author’s Bio

Derek Taylor Kent is an author, screenwriter, performer and director based in Los Angeles. His award-winning book series SCARY SCHOOL (written under pen-name Derek the Ghost) has become one of the most popular new series for middle-readers ages 7 to 12. His new bi-lingual picture book EL PERRO CON SOMBRERO came out August 18, 2015 through Holt/Macmillan and was a #1 best-selling new release. His first novel for an adult audience, KUBRICK’S GAME, is set for release September 26, 2016 through Evolved Publishing.

Other books include the award-winning educational picture book SIMON AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM and the magical adventure RUDY AND THE BEAST, both available now.

Derek also specializes in writing narrative scripts for Virtual Reality content. His VR sci-fi script EXIT TO REALITY won best screenplay at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and was nominated for best screenplay at Hollyshorts Films Festival, Red Flight Film Festival, and Reel Writers Screenplay Competition.

Explore this site to see more of Derek’s exciting projects in the works, including feature films, musicals and web series. Derek’s talents also extend to music, songwriting and production, which you can view and listen to in the Media section. Derek loves doing school visits and other book events.

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My Review

5 stars

Shawn Hagan is a film student that receives an invitation to participate in a puzzle that could change the course of history left behind by the famous director Stanley Kubrick. Shawn is not the only one participating, several nefarious people are also participating. It’s up to Shawn to get to the prize first.

I admit that I was watched a couple of Kubrick’s movies and was curious about the story. All I can say is WOW!! First of all, I liked Shawn. He was a great person and does have autism, but it is written in such a way that it is more of an explanation for some of his difficulties instead of making you feel sorry for him. I love he challenges as you follow Shawn on his quest. You can tell that there was lots of research put into this book. I also how you think you might know where this is going and then a twist leaves you off kilter.

But I think the best part of the book was the desire to go back and watch all of Stanley Kubrick’s films. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the story. But now I want to watch the movies again to see what I missed.

This is a great action adventure story revolving around movies. It will appeal to book and movie lovers alike.

I received Kubrick’s Game from Candid Book Reviews for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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