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Angelina Jolie by Rhona Mercer
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it was ok

Wanted to read this to have some insight on angelina jolie's life and personality. This book provided some of that but it also made me cringe multiple times for several reasons, almost stopped reading a few times but somehow managed to endure it till the end.

First, the cover is totally girly girl, with the gloss and the pink, the author herself mentions multiple times that that is not angelina jolie at all, why would they use such a cover that doesn't reflect the personality they are writing about?! Sales only.

Then it's written more as a collection of tabloid articles then actual biographic reporting, the writing style is annoying (unless you like gossip articles i guess), it constantly jumbles the timelines of the topics at hand, jumping back and forth, then going over the same period of time, but refocused on another part of angelina's life, yet repeating the same things and with often contradictory mentions to what was previously written about them.

It quotes someone every other sentence, often with a subjective and sensationalist conjecture of unknown facts. Overall it's a bad read and a clear fashion journalism editorial cash cow.

I don't give it 1 star because it did bring to light some interesting facts about Angelina Jolie. Which will be taken with a large grain of salt until Angelina Jolie's auto-biography eventually comes out. Apart from that i was totally disapointed with the writing and cannot understand why people rate it any higher.

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Reading Progress

October 25, 2016 – Shelved
October 25, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 29, 2017 – Started Reading
May 29, 2017 –
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May 30, 2017 – Finished Reading

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