California Gold Kindle Edition
by Vas Kolovos (Author)
Vincent and Charles, two British twenty-one-year-olds, have been saving up and hatching a plan for years. It’s simple: land in Manhattan and spend the weekend partying it up, then head out to find the real America on their way to make it big in Los Angeles.
But you know what they say about plans…
Set in 1993, this poignant coming-of-age story captures both the ecstasy and the heartache of two youths dazzled by the illusions of Hollywood, only to come face-to-face with the reality of their own recklessness.
After their weekend expands into a weeklong exercise in excess, a chance encounter with some Italian mobsters finally breaks the spell, setting them on their way to New Orleans, Houston and eventually Las Vegas. As disillusionment sets in, they discover that the real America doesn’t quite live up to their expectations. Their big adventure climaxes in a final two-day race to get to Los Angeles…via hitchhiking.
Freedom, folly, and friendship ultimately lie at the core of this lively journey through the heartland of America.
About the Author
Born and raised in London, Vas Kolovos is a lifelong soccer fan, an avid snowboarder, and a lover of science-fiction. After dropping out of university, he attended a Syd Field day class and a John Truby master class, after which he began writing screenplays. Soon he was involved in the independent film industry in London, working on feature films and commercial videos. He continued learning his craft and focused on fiction writing, aiming to create books that inspire young people to read, to write and to be more creative. Based on his travels in the United States in 1993, California Gold has been rewritten from the original screenplay.
He still lives in north London, and divides his spare time between Cyprus and the mountains.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1606 KB
- Print Length: 221 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017XPAVTO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
Top Customer Reviews
By mrs g on 14 Feb. 2016
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Absolutely brilliant book! This funny, honest and factual description of Vincent and Charles’s experiences whilst travelling through the States had me laughing out loud at times and sitting on the edge of my seat at others! A thoroughly enjoyable rite of passage that left me wanting more.
By Lou B on 16 Dec. 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
What a great read. I took a punt with the author being a local lad and I wasn’t disappointed. Its an insightful journey through the USA and the mind of a 21 year old testosterone charged youth. It was funny, tense, heartbreaking and at times gut wrenching. Hope he writes more!
By Joshua Antoniou on 31 July 2015
Great read! Amazing story!