Thursday, 22 January 2015

Review: Photoplay

Review of Photoplay
by Hallie Ephron:
My Thoughts:

Photoplay is, from what I understand, the prequel to Hallie Ephron's upcoming novel, Night Night, Sleep Tight. Its short and too the point and certainly makes you curious for more of her work. The writing has the perfect "retro" feel to it. The book is set in the glamour of the Hollywood after all, and it really bought a certain charm to the story, one that made you want to keep reading.

The plot however was slightly confusing. You are thrown straight into the deep end at the beginning. No information about the protagonist or what he was doing at a Hollywood star's private party - it seems a little unlikely that they would hire a single photograph if they wanted the press there...

The ending was exciting. Predictable, yes, but also climatic. Or it would've been if it wasn't so vague. I had to read it through twice and even then I struggle to understand why they let Duane back into the house or what actually happened. Maybe that was the idea so I would need to go and pick up
Night Night, Sleep Tight?

Note: a copy was provided courtesy of Hallie Ephron and Wittness Impulse/HarperCollins through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given or taken during this process.
First Line: There were mirrors everywhere in Elenor Nichol's house, reflecting the perfection of the glamorous movie star's life.
Series: prequel to  Night Night, Sleep Tight
Publication: February 10th ,2015
Source: Edelweiss
 3 stars

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