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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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As a young actress in a long-running TV show, Mai Rose’s career path seemed clear. But she wants more. Already she’s dumped the show and landed a role in a serious play, with serious actors and a more-than-serious director. And now another opportunity has arisen – a major fantasy film with a role that seems tailor-made for
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published September 2016 by Semiologic (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Throughout history the actor has existed. From Plato to Shakespeare there has been a constant need to be entertained by these almost magical people. Once dominated by the male gender acting is now shared by both genders, each struggling for domination. Acting has not always been idolized. It has only been in the last 100 years or so that society has begun to accept it as a respectable career. No longer are actors looked upon as little more than whores or deviants for they are now worshipped from ...more
Joy Mutter
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Actress is the second book I’ve read by Keith Dixon. Its content is entirely different from the first book I read of his, a thriller called Storey, but Actress was equally enjoyable. It’s been intelligently and sensitively written, well edited and bowls along smoothly. It’s a rare pleasure and relief to find no typos in a book. The plotlines have been skilfully woven, with surprises along the way, especially the ending.

I mostly read crime thrillers these days, so it was refreshing to read about
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ACTRESS is a successful shift of emphasis for this author who has written three previous Sam Dyke private eye crime fiction novels. It’s a penetrating look mostly at the business and promotional end of acting, on the stage as well as in film and television, and the stress it places on psyches and relationships.

20 year old Mai Rose is the focal point; she has had an good role in a tv series, “Amberside Terrace” but feels she is stagnating. As the novel opens, she is rehearsing the role of the yo
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free in exchange for the promise to write an honest review.
A young actress leaves the security of a steady job on a soap in order to broaden her horizons. She is cast in a play, entered into a newspaper constest that has the readers voting for the lead actress. The winning actress will be cast in a movie that happens to be based on one of Mai's favorite books. She also comes across a script she may want to produce.
I enjoyed the book. There were places that it seemed to
Eric J. Gates
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When presented with a book by an author whose work you really enjoy, you would think that there was a pre-existing set of expectations that dispose you to liking the novel. Yet when I downloaded ‘Actress’ by crime thriller writer Keith Dixon, knowing it was distinctly different from his Sam Dyke or Paul Storey novels, I had my doubts. It is, after all, a book described by many as contemporary women’s fiction, even ChickLit, and being of the opposite sex to its target audience… well, you get the ...more
Eileen Dandashi
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
INCLUDES SPOILERS!!! Mai Rose is an up and coming young actress searching for her true self and not satisfied with her acting life. She has tried various media and is presently working on a play; however there is a part she absolutely craves to have that she knows she’d be the best person to play the part. We watch and feel what she feels as she goes through the ordeal of trying for the part. She came to acting early in life, her mother being an actress herself. She is an introvert, sensitive an ...more
Billy Buttons
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was recently entered and was a FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: Actress
Author: Keith Dixon
Star Rating: 5 stars
Number of Readers: 31

Readers’ Comments
‘What a superb book. I read this for The Wishing Shelf Awards on a very wet London weekend. I cheered me up immensely. The characters were interesting and the problems Mai must overcome were original and interesting. There were a number of twists and the ending was satisfying.’ Female reader
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting novel about performing and life

At first I found the main character Mai to be unsympathetic, but as I read I realized such a realistic, uncensored character was more well rounded than most fictitious characters. I downloaded this book when it was on sale, and the title led me to believe that it might be a frothy "chick lit" novel where the main character is rich and famous and can do no wrong. She is the first two, but Mai is believable because she does make mistakes and does stand up
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not really into this book. I never connected to the characters or the storyline, so it felt almost like a chore to finish. It's quite superficial in terms of the basic storyline that didn't have much meaning or importance, and the characters who are vacant and self-involved. If there was an overall moral or point, it was quite lost on this reader.

Basically, it was a soap opera with personal chaos and emotion that revolves around a twenty-year old immature actress who changes her mind about her
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was an exciting book about the roller coaster life of an actress. From the first page to the last you are immersed into the life of Mao Rose. I found it hard to put the book down. Look forward to reading more from this author.
M.J. Fahy
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tale of devious plotting, revenge, subterfuge and seediness, all revolving around the world of acting. A young actress, Mai Rose, struggles with her career decisions, a brother who seems to want to self-destruct, and a rival who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Recommended.
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Ruby Madden
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Keith Dixon was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the Midlands. He’s been writing since he was thirteen years old in a number of different genres: thriller, espionage, science fiction, literary. He’s the author of seven novels in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and two other non-crime works, as well as two collections of blog posts on the craft of writing. When he’s not writing he enjoys reading ...more
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