Title and Author: Big Egos, by S. G. Browne
Publisher: Gallery Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster
Target Audience/Age Group: Adult
Part of a Series? No
Will the Reviewer Keep It In His/Her Library? No
First line: I'm at another party, this one in a Beverly Hills brick Colonial Revival mansion just off Wilshire Boulevard.
This book was given a pass when we were diving up the spoils. No one took it to read.
Here's the description from the back: "Call him whatever. Call him whomever. He can be any legally authorized fictional character or dead celebrity he wants for six to eight hours, simply by injecting a DNA-laced cocktail into his brain stem. It's called Big Egos and it's the ultimate role-playing fantasy from Engineering Genetics Organization and Systems (aka EGOS). And, as one of the quality controllers for EGOS, he's the ultimate ego-tripper, taking on ore artificial identities than advisable–and having a hell of a time doing it. Problem is, he's starting to lose the ability to separate fact from fiction. His every fantasy is the new reality. And the more roles he plays, the less of him remains. Sure, it's dangerous. Yes, he's probably loosing his mind. Okay, hundreds of others could be at risk. But sometimes who you are isn't good enough. And the truth is, reality is so overrated…"