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L.A. Woman

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Kim Fay
I give this book 5 stars not because it is the best book I have ever read, but because it satisfied the appetite I had for it---when I must read Eve, I MUST read Eve, and nothing can stop me, and I can do nothing until the book is done. I will say it again and again, Eve gets L.A. I read her to know that the reasons I live here are understood. I read her for lines like: "I was like Dillinger, surrounded by men out to get me." I read her because she is dead serious when she writes: "I mean, how c...more
Martin McClellan
Babitz describes the LA of the twentieth century, seen through the eyes of the women who may reasonably be titled immoral but never amoral. The dancers and secondary players of the entertainment industry parade who simply enjoyed their times.

Her language is open and light, but never trivial. Her turns of phrase both charming, arresting, girlish, and deliberate. A breezy, but culturally rich, read. Fascinating not so much for its story, finding which is a bit like combing your hair in a hurricane...more
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