Although there is a biography of the original Rin Tin Tin woven throughout this book, it is really about the franchising of an ideal (both a film and through Rinty’s actual progeny) and how that ideal has influenced our relationship to our pets (now more often like members of our families rather than working animals). An interesting social commentary.
Michael Koryta discusses and signs So Cold the River
06/16/2010 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford hired Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. Eric takes the job knowing very little about the man's past, just the name of his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary history, including a glorious domed hotel and hot springs known to cure everything from insomnia to malaria. As Eric experiences frightening visions, he discovers that something besides the hotel has been restored--a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to regain its lost glory.