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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Book Review: “Blonde” by Joyce Carol Oates

Book Review: “Blonde” by Joyce Carol Oates

Is there any author out there that can bring a character to life better than Joyce Carol Oates?  In this highly fictionalized account of the life of Marilyn Monroe, she does just that.  The book isn’t entirely accurate, as Oates explains at the very beginning, but that doesn't matter.  It is the essence of Marilyn that is the most important part of the story.

Reading this book was much like watching the movie “Titanic.”  I knew the tragic ending from the very beginning, but in this case, I didn’t know much about the tragic life that led up to her suicide.  

This is a sad, sad story that is so well written.  It has forever changed how I view her movies and her image.

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