Winner of the 2017 Ryan Tubridy Show Listener's Choice Award at the Irish Book Awards.
John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity and the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists.
An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . .
And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.
he is Stan Laurel.
But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.
With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel & Hardy.
Yeah, I definitely had fun reading it!~ I haven't read the The Big Short but I definitely read Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It was really good.
“I found an island in your arms
A country in your eyes
Arms that chain,
Eyes that lie”
By: The Doors - Break on Through
I read that once...View attachment 15744
Am just trying to tackle this one again....
Not doing well so far. None of the characters consistently sound quite like they should. And the author seems intent of bigging up his own rather silly concepts, such as MIND, into the narrative. Plus CARO, a pointless duplicate Orac.
It has a nostalgic, quirky charm for me, but it is far from what I would consider "The authenic sequel".
I think the TV series is perfect just the way it is.Unfortunately I struggled with Paul Darrow's trilogy too - and just ended up leaping to the last few paragraphs in the third book: A notorious habit of mine.
I do intend to read the trilogy properly at some point. One day.
Paul, of course, used the book trilogy to honour how Terry Nation mapped out any miniseries sequel. So I would take the Lucifer Trilogy as how Blake's 7 concludes, should one wish to stray beyond the finale of the 52nd episode.
This reminds me of how all of us Star Wars fans always wanted to know more about the oft mentioned Clone Wars, and of how Vader was seduced by the Dark Side and his final battle with Obi-Wan, and had so many things built up in our heads.It's just a shame there wasn't a season prior to the existing season one, because there were a number of background events I'd have loved to see. Blake vs Travis, Avon's attempt at theft, the rise and fall of the freedom party... so on and so forth.
For me, the story had to be made in chronological order.This reminds me of how all of us Star Wars fans always wanted to know more about the oft mentioned Clone Wars, and of how Vader was seduced by the Dark Side and his final battle with Obi-Wan, and had so many things built up in our heads.
Then...Uncle George made the prequels.
I am going to be honest with you. I am beginning to feel like I’m on a mission now.Then why bother with the first one?
The story will be incomplete.
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
Well, I certainly hope you enjoy them. Personally, I always get a kick out of intelligent and interesting SF.I am going to be honest with you. I am beginning to feel like I’m on a mission now.
I will follow up on this. I already have the second book in my Amazon shopping cart as we speak.
I will finish this!!!!!!