[Read Ebook] ☽ Playland ⚖ Fobi-lieser.de

Just didn t grab me. [Read Ebook] ☥ Playland ♳ Playland Is A Tough, Mordantly Funny, Splendidly Layered Novel About Hollywood In The S And America In The S, About Fame And Its Excesses, Honor And Personal Betrayal, And A Fifty Year Search For What May Or May Not Be The Truth At Its Center Is Blue Tyler, A Spoiled, Untamed Child Star Who Disappeared From Hollywood In Disgrace When She Was Twenty And Reappeared Forty Five Years And Eleven Marriages Later As A Mysterious Bag Lady In A Trailer Park Outside Detroit Everyone Living Or Dead Seemed To Have An Opinion About Blue Tyler, Observes Jack Broderick, The Screenwriter Narrator Of Playland Genius Whore Iconoclast Madwoman Liar Free Spirit Winner Of An Academy Award At Ten, And The Sole Survivor Of The Plane Crash That Took The Life Of Carole Lombard, She Had Seemed Blessed With Luck And Accountable To No One It Was Her Willfulness That Attracted The Gangster Jacob King, Whose Murderous History And Volcanic Furies Satisfied Blue S Every Need To Flout Convention Jack Broderick Accidentally Rediscovers Blue Tyler And Begins Seeking Answers To Questions Unasked For Decades The Clues Lead Him To A Vibrant Assortment Of Characters Maury Ahearne, A Sinister Detroit Homicide Cop Schlomo Buchalter, An Eighty Four Pound Retired Hit Man Dying Of Cancer Morris Lefkowitz, The Furrier King Of Organized Crime Meta Dierdorf, Blue S Childhood Friend Whose Murder Is Still Unsolved Fifty Years After The Fact The Mogul J F French And The Two Caretakers Of Blue S Reputation, J F S Son, Arthur, And Chuckie O Hara, A Homosexual Film Director, War Hero, Ex Communist, And Namer Of Names Before The House Un American Activities Committee Together They Hold The Key To The Mystery Of Blue Tyler Where Had She Been In The Half Century Since She Vanished Who Would Profit From Her Past And Her Uncertain Future How Much Of What She, Arthur French, And Chuckie O Hara Remembered Could Be Believed These Questions And Their Harsh And Often Conflicting Screenwriter Jack Broderick gets caught up in a search for former child star Blue Tyler The portrayal of retro Hollywood is colorful and maybe too detailed Sometimes I found myself wondering, Who cares The book did hold my interest enough to finish it, but not to re read. This was a really fun read, especially being from California Good summer book. 1st edition, signed by author leather binding I reread Joan Didion s A Year of Magical Thinking and she talks so much about her husband s writing that I had to pick it up and see what kind of man was married to such a wonderful, talented woman About Playland I wasn t really drawn in It s a story about a woman who was a child movie star and disappears, the narrator is the one who goes to find her, and how he gets sucked in to the connected web of her story, mobsters, gamblers, death, trailer parks, and his own personal mess where his wife died in a crash before they were going to get divorced It was tough for me to power through, but I wouldn t say Don t Read It B I absolutely loved this book John Gregory Dunne is an unfairly overloooked master, way better a novelist than Norman Mailer in my opinion PLAYLAND is a wicked collision between an amoral Fifties starlet kind of Shirley Temple all grown up and a Bugsy Siegel gangster The scene where the gangster arrives at Los Angeles train station to be met by the LAPD is tuning fork pitch perfect fiction writing The book reads like grown up James Ellroy Highly recommended.