I was intrigued by Myface because it’s set in a social media world. As someone who spends quite a lot of time on social media for both work and pleasure, it’s a world I’m familiar with. Most of the time I love it and I’ve made good friends online: some of the people I talk to on Twitter I have been talking to for over 10 years. There’s a darker side to social media though as sometimes it can turn nasty, or deceitful.
With more than half the global population now on social media, Myface is a contemporary fiction novella that explores social media’s darker side.
When Angela Fox’s Myface account is selected as Hottest User of the Month, there’s only one problem: she isn’t real. As the fake Angela takes the world by storm, a group of strangers struggle to escape a twisted web of narcissism, deceit, and revenge. L.A. hotshot Sebastian Shafer is so desperate to get a job, he creates an elaborate plan to convince his future employer that, if hired, Sebastian’s association with “Hollywood socialite” Angela Fox will bring in the sales. The only issue is he needs to convince the world that she actually exists.
Angela draws more attention than Sebastian anticipated when her profile gains millions of followers and fame seekers desperately try to catch her attention. But things really get out of control when a handsome young stage-play director winds up dead. The question is who pulled the trigger?
It’s written by Kevin Landt, who lives under a roof in a sun-drenched city. He devotes one third of his life to lying horizontally in an unconscious state. The remaining time is spent obeying his publicist, who insists that every contemporary author must send out a newsletter. Kevin has a dog and a cat.
Myface is a really interesting concept and the story moves along at a pace. I found the number of characters a bit confusing to start with, but soon got them all sorted out in my head. It’s a quick and easy read overall – I sat down and read it in one session. I did find it got a little more confusing again towards the end of the novella, but the story has a satisfying ending. Myface is truly a modern story and it’s one that will get you thinking.
If you are interested in reading Myface, it’s now available on Amazon in both paperback and ebook formats.
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