Saturday, July 28, 2018

Twenty-five irresistible Hollywood novels

At Entertainment Weekly David Canfield and Seija Rankin tagged twenty-five of the best Hollywood novels, including:

Children of Light, by Robert Stone

Robert Stone’s Mexico-set novel tries covering a lot of ground: In its exploration of the romance between a failed playwright and sometimes-screenwriter and his successful actress girlfriend, the book takes on alcoholism, mental illness, the struggles of adaptation, and much more. Try to keep up.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Children of Light is among Michael Friedman’s ten best Hollywood novels, David Bowman's five great noir novels from the post-Chandler generations, and Jane Ciabattari's five best novels on Hollywood.

--Marshal Zeringue