Just like the film, the e book follows Rick and Cliff from set to bar to Beverly Hills. Some traces are lifted verbatim from the screenplay, however there’s loads of new materials, too, a lot of it regarding Cliff’s violent previous, solely hinted at within the film. We additionally get extra of the precocious 8-year-old who performs Rick’s half sister within the TV western “Lancer” (an actual present, by the way). It falls to her to offer probably the most pointed meta-commentary on the novel’s motion. “[A]t the Actors Studio,” she says, “they ask the query: What if the script didn’t say that? Then what would your character do? Then what selection would your character make?” This, it appears, is what Tarantino has been asking himself for some time: when a historic ending isn’t fairly proper, what if historical past may very well be merely . . . reshot?