Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics) Paperback – 15 November 2005
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“There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanel West . . . A terrifying book.” ―John Leonard, The New York Times
“Simple, restrained, intelligent, well-structured, witty, irresistibly relentless, forthright in diction, and untainted by the sensational, Play It As It Lays is a book of outstanding literary quality.” ―Library Journal
“[A] scathing novel, distilling venom in tiny drops, revealing devastation in a sneer and fear in a handful of atomic dust.” ―J. R. Frakes, Book World
About the Author
David Thomson is a film critic and historian based in the United States. He is the author of books including The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (6th edition, 2014), and a regular contributor to The New York Times, The New Republic, Movieline, Film Comment and Salon.
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- Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Second Edition, Revised (15 November 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0374529949
- ISBN-13 : 978-0374529949
- Item Weight : 204 g
- Dimensions : 14.22 x 1.69 x 21.13 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
- Best Sellers Rank: #27,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With Harvey Weinstein and other’s behaviour finally coming to light, this book is worth reading now more than ever.
It’s Didion, so this isn’t a simple case of good versus evil, but it does give some idea of what it is like to live among the powerful men of Hollywood.
It is a painful, melancholic and challenging read yet one I would want to re-visit (and there aren't too many books one can say that about). Packed with imagery yet a short-ish book with over 80 chapters that allows easy digestion.
It gives you a good insight that although the surroundings ( California,Vegas,) are nice, life in the 60's was crazy