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ExecTV by David A. Brensilver
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Sep 07, 2010

it was amazing

In David Brensilver’s novel ExecTV, readers are given an in-your-face look at the dependency American’s have on both television and other human’s problems.

Dov Montana, a self-proclaimed “genius documentary filmmaker”, is inspired to create a reality television show after hearing about Randall Snell, aka the “Killer Castrator”.

Snell, convicted of mutilating and murdering several members of the South Beach gay community, is represented by his laywer, Conrad Rangefolk Thistle III. Thistle believes that his client Snell should have the right to choose by which method of killing he will die from while on death row.

To Montana, this seems like the perfect opportunity to reinvent his career. Montana approaches an old colleague, Lerz Feingold, a programming honcho at ‘Tude Entertainment, to present his idea. Despite some hesitation due to past experiences, Feingold agrees to work with Montana and they attempt to bring “ExecTV” to life.

While both Feingold and Montana see this as an opportunity for success, it’s not for the same reasons.

Through satirical humor, Brensilver brings to light the current views our country has on “reality television” and brings up the question of “how far will it go?”
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