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He by John Connolly
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it was amazing

AHHH! I loved this book so much!

I've watched tons of Laurel & Hardy shorts but I never knew much about the men under the tiny bowler hats. This is a fictionalization of Laurel's life (and end of life), true, but it really brought both funnymen to life. And their lives were not funny. This is a sad and melancholy. The ending was crushing. But despite all of Laurel's marriages and love affairs, this novel has "Babe" Oliver Hardy as Laurel's one true love -- their friendship and partnership being the one thing the dying Laurel holds on to in his last days. Beautifully written & brilliantly executed (seriously, this is BY FAR the best fictionalization of an Old Hollywood star I've ever read...and I've read A LOT), this is a must-read for fans of Classic Hollywood or anyone wanting a story about the power of love and friendship.
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Reading Progress

January 2, 2019 – Shelved
January 2, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
January 16, 2019 – Started Reading
January 17, 2019 –
page 51
January 18, 2019 –
page 95
January 19, 2019 –
page 175
January 21, 2019 –
page 307
January 21, 2019 –
page 382
January 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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