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Seismologist Charlie Richter, grandson of the inventor of the Richter scale, knows earthquakes, and has a method for predicting them. Arriving in Los Angeles to begin work at the Center for Earthquake Studies, a mysterious agency that seems more Hollywood than science, Charlie settles into his new life. His only distraction from work is Grace, an assistant to a powerful prSeismologist Charlie Richter, grandson of the inventor of the Richter scale, knows earthquakes, and has a method for predicting them. Arriving in Los Angeles to begin work at the Center for Earthquake Studies, a mysterious agency that seems more Hollywood than science, Charlie settles into his new life. His only distraction from work is Grace, an assistant to a powerful producer, and her deadbeat scriptwriter boyfriend Ian.It's only a matter of time before Charlie sees the "Big One" looming on the horizon. When Charlie alerts his boss at the Center, he is the one that's in for a shock: this is exactly what the Center was hoping for.With the news leaked, everyone's suddenly looking to produce the next disaster blockbuster. One of the few scripts Ian actually wrote, Ear to the Ground, happens to be about an earthquake disaster, and soon it's plucked from obscurity and given the fast track. But with a little bit of luck, Charlie may just foil everybody's plans. He just needs explosives, a helicopter, a little more time.By award-winning writer and Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin, Ear to the Ground is a rollicking visit back to the 1990s....

Title : Ear to the Ground
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ISBN : 9781939419736
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
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Ear to the Ground Reviews

  • Chaitra
    2019-01-26 21:16

    This book has 5 ratings, including mine. I'm not sure if this is because this was once serialized and everyone but me (and 4 others) read it. But, I loved this. This is a send up of the making of a big-budget Hollywood disaster movie, and it's awesome. I say this as someone who genuinely enjoys these disaster films, even knowing (and mostly because of it) how godawful they actually are. I wish more people would read it (or at least rate the book if they'd already read it in the 1990s).

  • Linda
    2019-02-08 20:06

    Well done, Paul, boy from Philly. Interesting story about the California big one. I liked the characters of Charlie and Grace. Good insider look at Hollywood.