Last Night at Chateau Marmont
A novel from the million copy bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada.
Heartbreak, headlines and Hermes – welcome to Brooke's new world…
Brooke and Julian live a happy life in New York – she's the breadwinner working two jobs and he's the struggling musician husband. Then Julian is discovered by a Sony exec and becomes an overnight success – and their life changes for ev...more
To begin with, the plot is not that bad. But it is also predictable and the path things are going is is not hard to foresee from the first chapters. There's Brooke, a nutritionist and her rockstar wa ...more
Right now HBO is developing a miniseries about the history of Chateau Marmont. For those who haven't heard of it - I hadn't before Weisberger's LAST NIGHT AT CHATEAU MARMONT - it is a hotel that has been hosting celebriti ...more
Brooke Alter is married to Julian, an aspiring musician. While Julian is trying to get his career off the ground, Brooke is working two jobs and trying to keep everything afloat. Then suddenly, Julian gets the big break he has been waiting for, and almost overnight he shoots to fame and fortune.
Brooke should be ecstatic, as it's all they have ever wanted, but she finds herself struggling with their time apart and being dissected by paparazzi at every turn. Will they be able to overcome ...more
Brooke and Julian live a happy life in New York – she's the breadwinner working two jobs and he's the struggling musician husband. Then Julian is discovered by a Sony exec and becomes an overnight success – and their life changes for ever.
I wasn't excited to read this after seeing the rating but I'm a Lauren Weisberger fan and being a fan means reading every book they have written... and I'm glad I did. This book was surprisingly e ...more
I loved Devil Wears Prada and Chasing Harry Winston and I thought this book was awful. Makes me sad.
I don't buy the speed with which Julian becomes famo ...more
I felt like (in my mind at least) there was a lot of buildup as to who was giving the tabs all their information/Brooke’s cell number. Because of that I kind of felt let down when you found out ...more
Publisher: Atria Books
Release date: 8/17/2010
Reviewed for http://acozyreaderscorner.blogspot.com
After five years of marriage Brook and Julian’s lives are catapulted into the spotlight of fame. Julian, a musician, catches his break and is quickly made into one of the most famous rock stars. Brooke, after working two jobs to help get Julian to this point, is in awe and amazement and couldn’t be more proud of her husband. Then the publicity hits, the con ...more
- The characters. They were easily identifiable and unique, albeit sometimes stereotypical or tending to caricature (the wild and crazy best friend, the sleazy manager, the snobbish in-laws). Still, I enjoyed each one's appearance, and any one of them could have carried a scene by themselves.
- The dialogue. It read realistically, and each character had a distinct voice. There was an appropriate balance between humor, politeness, and the kinds of off-handed comments ...more
I had a couple of qualms with this book. The biggest one being how completely clueless this couple was about Julian's success. I understand that it happened quickly, and no one knows what fame is like until they have it, but this wasn't exactly overnight stardom. Brooke and Julian had worked tirelessly every day for years to achieve this. Brooke had two jobs to make up for the fact that her husband was workin ...more
If I hated CHW book so much, why would I pick up another book by the same author? I suppose it’s my weak spot for musicians? Or the plot seemed a little bit more interesting? To be honest, I have no idea why I picked this up, but I’m not entirely regretting it.
Lauren Weisberger seemed to learn a bit more about characterization since she wrote CHW. I actually ha ...more
One of my friends, Meri, recommended that I read “Last Night at Chateau Marmont” by Lauren Weisberger. She assured me that I’d enjoy it, and since Lauren Weisberger also wrote “The Devil Wears Prada” and I enjoyed ...more
But, it really picked up after that. I totally got swept away by the story. The characters seemed alive to me, and I was very invested in knowing how it all worked out.
I could empathize with Brooke. The author did an incredible job of making her characters and their lives seem very believable (even though the idea of your husband becoming a rock start is pure fantasy! ha ha).
While I loved Brooke and Julian, I also enjoyed Nola. I wish she was my ...more
I found the book incredibly easy to get into, I found the lead character Brooke a bit predictable but I found myself easily relating to her and imagining myself in her world. ...more
So, despite the controversial options on Last Night, it's a really good story. Lots of drama, lots of things happening, lots of opportunities to curse at the characters and I fo ...more
Brooke Alter merasakan hal itu. Setelah lima tahun Julian Alter, suaminya, berjuang menjadi intern di Sony, kabar gembira itu datang juga. Sony signed him. Selama ini, Brooke memerankan peran seorang istri yang suportif, bahkan rela double job untuk memenuhi kebutuhan mereka, juga membayar sewa studio, agen, manajer, dan mendukung penuh karir Julian. Brooke yakin Julian is a superstar meski menurut sahabatnya Nola, Julian is only ...more
I loathed the main character; she is so whiny and childish. Brooke acts more like a teenaged girl than a grown woman. Perhaps if the author had spent more time establishing her credibility--demonstrating her to be a level-headed, mature, and loving person--then she may have been a more sympathetic character. However, I found myself almost rooting f ...more
I am not sure I knew Last Night at Chateau Marmont fell squarely into the category of Rock and Roll Fiction until a copy arrived from BookMooch and I read the cover flap. It’s the story of Brooke Alter and what happens to her when her husband lands a recording deal and becomes music’s new darling.
Okay, so it’s about Julian as he becomes a mega-star. That qualifies for rock and roll fiction, right? Even if Julian isn’t a rocker as much as a pop m ...more