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Taylor Jenkins Reid

Autor(a) de The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author, essayist, and TV writer. Her debut novel, Forever, Interrupted, has been optioned with Dakota Johnson attached to star. She is adapting her second book, After I Do, for ABC Family. Her most recent novel, Maybe In Another Life has become a best-selling e-book. In mostrar mais addition to her novels, Taylor's essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, and a number of other publications. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Data de nascimento
1983-11-20
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo em Someone explain it to me... (Dezembro 2023)

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It is very nice that my daughter lent me this book. I found it an original approach do fandom and the life of an actress in the spotlights, with a fine dedication: "For Lilah. Smash the patriarchy, sweetheart". Hollywood Icon Evelyn Hugo, who played in her first film in 1959, wanted stardom and she got it it in her own way. On the brink of her death when she is seventy-nine, she tells a story to an unknown journal editor, with a gripping outcome.
 
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timswings | outras 385 resenhas | Jun 9, 2024 |
3.5. Infinitely readable. I was swept up in the glamour and glitz of old Hollywood and captivated by Evelyn’s story. If the history and glamour of old Hollywood does not appeal to you though, this story probably won’t be very enjoyable.

*would love to see this as a movie or tv show.
 
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jenkies720 | outras 385 resenhas | Jun 7, 2024 |
Tells the fictional tale of Evelyn Hugo, a Raquel Welch-esque starlet/sexpot who uses her wits and - er - assets to achieve success. Despite the seven husbands, however, she's nursing a secret: she's bisexual, and the love of her life isn't a man.

This is a quick and easy read - entertaining enough, but neither particularly substantial nor authentic. For instance, Evelyn keeps claiming that she's no angel and that she's "hurt many people along the way," but her supposed acts of "ruthless ambition" turn out to be pretty tame, and her path to fame suspiciously uncluttered by such common Hollywood abominations as casting couches, exploitation, drugs/alcohol, etc. In fact, Reid avoids the sort of detail that might require any actual historical research/color by keeping the emphasis on Evelyn's love life rather than her acting career. None of the characters have much psychological depth, and the subplot involving the female journalist Evelyn tags to write her biography doesn't really add anything useful to the narrative. The LGBTQ+ theme adds some novelty, but even here the author plays things safe, avoiding any meaningful exploration of gay culture in early Hollywood.

I also had an issue with Reid's long passages of dialog, which too often seemed repetitive and uninspired. I get that most authentic human dialog is repetitive and uninspiring ... but isn't being spared all that one of the reasons we read novels?

Disclosure: I don't usually read chick lit, so forgive me if I am being too stuffy/critical! While there's certainly not enough substance or craft here for me to be able to recommend this for book clubs, I do imagine it would make a satisfying beach read.
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Dorritt | outras 385 resenhas | Jun 6, 2024 |
Basically a married dude with kids is in a band with a chick and they both pine for each other through their songs
 
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spiritedstardust | outras 338 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |

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