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by TheOnlyFiona (subscribe)
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Published October 28th 2014
A has-been rock star and a comedy writer meet at a club. One produces a musical on Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson's failed romance while the other works on a brain dead show. One was the long time partner of big ego A-lister and the other was with a junkie hairdresser. Now which one has the most psycho ex?

The Psycho Ex Game
The Psycho Ex Game

When Lisa Roberty is roped into watching Grant Repka's musical at the hipster club Empire, the last thing she expects is to be outed as a famous screenwriter. Grant hasn't made a substantial record in years but he never expected his rock musical to suddenly plunge him back into the spotlight. Each feigns being starstruck and exchange emails.

With the mind numbing but well paid job on an unfunny sitcom sucking the life out of her, Lisa is desperate for a distraction. While Grant's new found success has Sylvia, Empire's owner, and Winnie, his pin-up girlfriend/manager pushing him to take an active role in promoting the production. The Pen Pals find common ground and the psycho ex game is born!

Jerry Elaine George Seinfeld dancing
The character driven plots of Seinfeld....

Lisa and Grant's friendship takes an interesting turn when a certain A-lister (who you'd imagine would do couch jumping) wants to make a movie out of Grant's musical. The premise works well and provides moments of hilarious mayhem. When Lisa and Grant's worlds collide the game changer really highlights who really was the psycho ex.

Liz Lemon Jack Donaghy 30 Rock
...and the slightly chaotic situations of 30 Rock!

The comedy of the Psycho Game is in the same vein as that of Seinfeld and 30 Rock. Some things are offbeat, some things just inevitable and some things are all about individual ticks that are just so funny when its other people. The characters are interesting and the details of the game provide a platform that you know would work as a sitcom.

The Psycho Ex Game is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. Forget every other genre that's present, at its core it's all about the comedy. It's a carefree read that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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