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By Bugs on 02-09-14
Kept me company
I liked the conversational tone of this book, and I enjoyed the narrator a good bit. I felt like the book kept me company for a few nights.
The story wasn't that stellar. It's basically Marilyn Monroe from her young fan club president's point of view. Both orphans finding themselves in the middle of Hollywood business, they use this as a touch point of commonality and that springboards a friendship. The rest of the story is about their relationship, and sometimes seeming obsession that the younger girl had with Marilyn. Many of the passages with Marilyn really seemed to distill her essence and were often the best parts of the book.
I did get to feeling though that a lot of this book was Jane's fantasy Marilyn, and not all Marilyn - it just didn't always ring true. This isn't a comment on the 'morality' of the book, because that sort of thing doesn't bother me anyway. It just didn't always seem quite plausible.
I like the narrator's voice a lot and she was well suited for this tale. That kept me going when the story occasionally made me wrinkle up my nose - which happened more frequently as the book progressed.
I received this book free for purposes of honest review.
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By gyoung1951 on 09-07-14
Interesting story of Marilyn
Great story & interesting tales of old Hollywood. Jane's bio of Marilyn's life & times makes for a great read. The narrator did a great job!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful