I finished Bruce Campbell's "Make Love: the Bruce Campbell Way" a few days ago. (While not a horror novel it is written by a horror icon which is my justification for placing it here.)
Unlike his other book, "If Chins Could Kill, Confessions of a B-Movie Actor," this is a piece of fiction which sees a fictional Campbell cast as one of the main actors in a big money romantic comedy. The fictional movie, "Let's Make Love" is being directed by Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols and stars Richard Gere and Rene Zellwegger.
Campbell fears that he's not prepared to work with such luminaries so he goes to extreme lengths to prepare for his role as a wise, Southern doorman. Of course, everything that can go wrong does.
Through his own ineptitude and bad luck something as simple as learning how to be a doorman, results in Campbell tackling former Secretary of State Colin Powell, starring in a pornographic movie, getting shot in an old fashioned pistol duel, playing catch with John Dillinger's penis and so on. It's all rather wacky but it is enjoyable.
Campbell is an average writer but more importantly, he's slapstick funny and very personable. Reading the book is almost like sitting down for a beer with him and having him tell you about all the stuff that can go wrong on a B-movie. Who wouldn't love that?
The horror factor is nil, but the Campbell factor is high which makes "Make Love" a quick enjoyable read.