Saturday, August 20, 2022

Five top novels about fame

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones and the Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Daisy Jones and the Six is currently being adapted by Hello Sunshine into a limited series for Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

[The Page 69 Test: Forever, Interrupted; Writers Read: Taylor Jenkins Reid (June 2014)].

Reid's new novel is Carrie Soto Is Back.

At the Waterstones blog she tagged five favorite novels that deal with the glamorous drama of fame and notoriety, including:
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Not only do you get to be whisked away to the 1960s Italian Riviera, but you also get movie sets and Hollywood studio executives, a decades-spanning love affair, and a dash of Richard Burton. This is a beautiful written story that takes aim at Hollywood while also showing its characters in their full humanity.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue