The Lotus Eaters
I didn't stop reading because I wanted to know how things would end for Patty. Also, I sympathized Lottie too much - being used by Patty without knowing, never getting the attention she deserves, having her attracti ...more
(view spoiler)[“In Beverly Hills in 1998, British celebrity interviewer Lottie meets Patty Belle, a minor Hollywood actress. In the scorching heat, as she drinks her Virgin Mary and her companion sips champagne, Lottie immediately recognizes and responds to Patty Belle’s magnetic appeal. But they are not to meet again until many months later back in London, when they become flatmates.
Patty is in love with being in love. Strikingly beautiful, she both knows, and at some level is entirely unawar
This book was set in the late, late 1900's. Like 1998-99. Lottie was a sweet girl, I felt pretty sorry for her, (I won't spoil too much why) esp ...more
First of all, Holly Golightly is terribly offended that Patty Belle could even be considered a worthy comparison. I loved Breakfast At Tiffany's, and thought it was a brilliant character sketch of such a unique woman. The Lotus Eaters feels like it's trying too hard to follow in Capote's shoes. Marianne MacDonald attempts to keep the narrator impassive, a quiet observer so that the star ...more
I persevered through the vague storytelling and though I don't regret the time spent, I'd urge others to try something else.