What a fantastic retelling of A Tale Of Two Cities! But don't worry, you don't have to know the origins of the story to enjoy this book. But you should be crazy enough to enjoy a crazy story. Hollywood is a mess. Bradbury just shows us how big this mess really is. I already liked the first Crumley book, but this one I loved. Most of the time I didn't know what's going on - and enjoyed the feeling of knowing where the story is going. Amazing!