|Posted on March 17, 2016 at 9:20 PM|
John Belushi Is Dead is a book by Australian author, Kathy Charles. It’s about 2 friends, Hilda and Benji who instead of going to parties and get-togethers with classmates, they travel to different sites of famous murders and suicides, like Sal Mineo and The Black Dahlia.
Eventually, they meet Hank who lives in an apartment that once belonged to a silent film actor who couldn’t make it when audio was introduced. He stabbed himself in the bathroom. Hank comes off as hostile. He just wants to be left alone, but they know he’s hiding a secret. Hilda spends a lot of time with Hank and Benji starts to become a different person. He becomes more obsessed with death, even going so far as getting into the coroner’s office and finding the body of a young man who’s been shot. Hilda knows there’s something wrong, but she just can’t seem to place what it is.
One day after showing up at Hank’s. Hilda meets Jake, the neighbour who lives downstairs. He’s the one that’s been looking after Hank. The old man is convinced that Jake’s a spy. Jake and Hilda become friends only to learn more about each other as time goes on. Hilda gets invited by Benji to a party at the bungolow where Belushi died, only to have Benji do something that’s out of character.
It’s a good read and I finished it within a few days. I wanted to know if they were able to convince Hank to open about and to see if Jake and Hilda ever did hook up. If you ever need a book to read, you can order John Belushi Is Dead off Amazon.