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Yes, I read The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time because it features the work of Douglas Adams. Most of this book is just a collection of essays and other unpublished material by the author, but it also has the incomplete novel, "The Salmon of Doubt" in it. It's an interesting albeit sad read if you are a fan of Douglas Adams and it is clear that the author still had a lot of work left to do on it. It is said that Adams wasn't happy with the story and wanted to shift it so that instead of it being a Dirk Gently book, it would be the conclusion to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. If you are not a fan of Douglas Adams then there's nothing for you in this book, but for everyone who eagerly waited for everything he ever released, it's a fitting farewell to an incredibly talented writer.
My personal taste runs more towards horror, so these books might not be what you are looking for, but they do use Hollywood or the film industry as a backdrop.

Clive Barker - Coldheart Canyon ~ This one is about a movie star who thinks that plastic surgery is the answer to getting himself back in the limelight. As is often the case, the operation is botched, and the actor ends up with a disfigured face. To stay out of the public eye while recovering, the actor moves to a secluded area just outside of Hollywood called Coldheart Canyon. This novel is by horror maestro Clive Barker, and its description as a Hollywood ghost story is very apt.
Not so much frustrated, but rather disappointed by Shadow Moon from American Gods. He was just the blandest person ever, which is even more frustrating because every single other character in the book is so interesting. I've read interviews with Neil Gaiman where he says that this is intentional so that readers could picture themselves in the role, but it just didnt' work for me.
James Patterson is probably the author who "collaborates" the most out of any writers alive today, but I don't know if it actually counts. I mean he publishes a whole bunch of books on a yearly basis, but I don't think anyone really knows how far his involvement in the collaboration goes. Patterson has claimed all the novels are based on the characters that he comes up with as well as his original ideas, so who knows. The last time that I counted there has been almost twenty authors who collaborated with James Patterson on his books and, to his credit, he is at least open about these partnerships. I know there are a few other authors who make use of ghost writers, so the fact that Patterson is up front about his collaboration is admirable. Besides, most of the books are actually very good, despite what the naysayers might want you to think. For some of his best collaborations check out "Step on a Crack" which e wrote with Michael Ledwidge, "Kill Me if You Can" with Marshall Karp, and "Truth or Die" with Howard Roughan. All of these authors have also published some great books of their own, so it seems that working with Patterson has definitely benefited their careers.
You want monsters? Here are a couple of them for you:

The Tescara from "It Lives in The Basement" by Sahara Foley. In terms of monsters, this one from the book It Lives in The Basement is pretty unique. I'm not going to describe it here, because most of the book involves people trying to figure out what it is and how to stop it, but let's just say you would not want to run into it.

Zombies from "The Hand That Feeds" by Michael W. Garza. Yes, I know that zombies are a dime a dozen these days, but they are still monsters and The Hand That Feeds is one of my favorite books featuring them. If you are looking for a lot of action, then this isn't the best book for you, but if you can appreciate a well told story with plenty of human drama, then go grab it now. It is about a couple who lose their son, only to see him come back from the dead as a zombie. What happens next I will leave up to you to find out.