The Best Awful (Suzanne Vale #2)
Oh, Carrie Fisher, the stories you could tell! (if only you could construct a coherent sentence, or refrain from jokey aphorisms that simply aren't funny or out of context). Of all of Hollywoodland, the one person I've always wanted to meet, who'd seemed the most free of pretention and disaffectedness, who'd be most apt to...more
Most reviewers praise The Best Awful for its nerve-wracking depiction of insanity and commend Fisher for her honesty. Though she's a sharp and witty writer throughout the novel, Fisher drops a few story lines during her narrator's frenzied journey and cheats readers out of a realistic ending. Unlike Postcards, this sequel does not address Hollywood self-absorption, but focuses solely on Suzanne, with less success. "The deceptive banality of the plot obscures for a while the reality that The Best...more
It seems that Fisher writes a novel after surviving incredibly traumatic of difficult periods in her life. Postcards from the Edge, which is excellent, details her first trip into rehab. Surrender the Pink...more
I do believe I may be obsessed with Carrie Fisher!!!! I purchase each of her books as soon as they come out. I find her to be so very honest, yet in a fabulously witty way. I should probably copy this diatribe and just paste in on each of her books in my list. In fact, that's most likely exactly what I shall do.
TaTa for Now,