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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Unable to add item to List. it's james ellroy's city but from another perspective; show business. Lora’s comfortable, suburban life is jarringly disrupted when Bill falls in love with a mysterious young woman named Alice Steele, a Hollywood wardrobe assistant with a murky past. Controlled writing, beautifully paced, wonderful LA atmosphere. The shock is that a debutante should have managed such a difficult genre so perfectly. Preloaded Digital Audio Player, Unabridged. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Queenpin might be marginally better, but this has the same powerful, complex and intriguing female voices.
Assuming the role of amateur detective, she uncovers a shadowy world of drugs, prostitution and ultimately murder. Please try again. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Where Queenpin has lesbian undertones, this has incest undertones, and it's so great. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting - and the story and characters continue to haunt me.
I am a Noir fan and thought this book was absolutely fantastic. Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2020. this lady can write! Megan Abbott is the author of three acclaimed novels, the Edgar Award–winning. Lora’s fascination with Alice’s “sins” increases in direct proportion to the escalation of her own relationship with Mike Standish, a charmingly amoral press agent who appears to know more about his old friend Alice than he reveals. Many authors have imitated the style, with some success, but you always knew that it was a copy. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
This ingenious twist on a classic noir tale tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and her brother … "— Black Orchid Bookstore (NYC), Give Me Your Hand | You Will Know Me | The Fever | Dare Me | The End of Everything | Bury Me Deep | Queenpin | The Song Is You | Die a Little | The Street Was Mine. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. — Laura Wilson, The Guardian (UK), "Megan Abbott's spectacular first novel Die a Little is the kind of book that should make devotees of Cain and Chandler fall down and beg for mercy. Spurred by inconsistencies in Alice’s personal history and possibly jealous of Alice’s hold on her brother, Lora finds herself lured into the dark alleys and mean streets of seamy 1950s Los Angeles. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. But it's not a straightforward noir.
It's great. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Die a Little tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher and her brother Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney’s office. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. "— Hollywood Reporter, "If James M. Cain were writing episodes of Desperate Housewives, he would have written this noir tale of a brother and sister who become involved with shady characters in 1950s Los Angeles. Everyone should read Megan Abbott. And Megan Abbott's debut novel, Die A Little, has all of these elements. she is every bit as brutal as James, but much more sane; that's not a bad thing. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Please try again. The period detail is authentic and the dialogue spot on. Comparisons to the brilliant James Ellroy are warranted, though this author's writing style is less frenetic and also less profane. In most cases, items shipped from Amazon.com may be returned for a full refund. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.