Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ten top novels that begin “Dear Diary"

At the B&N Reads blog Jeff Somers tagged ten amazing novels that begin “Dear Diary," including:
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, by Anita Loos

Loos’ hilarious jazz-age novel remains one of the most undeservedly forgotten books of the 20th century. Written as a diary, complete with (frequently very funny) misspellings and misapprehensions, it’s difficult not to hear Marilyn Monroe’s voice as you read Lorelei Lee’s misadventures, which she lays down after a friend tells her that her life would make an interesting book. Lee’s simultaneous ability to manipulate the men around her while remaining charming and funny makes this a timeless story—despite its less-than feminist themes.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue