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Tell-All - Chuck Palahniuk
Tell-All
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The hyperactive love child of Page Six and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? caught in a tawdry love triangle with The Fan. Even Kitty Kelly will blush. Soaked, nay, marinated in the world of vintage Hollywood, Tell-All is a Sunset Boulevard–inflected homage to Old Hollywood when Bette Davis and... show more
The hyperactive love child of Page Six and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? caught in a tawdry love triangle with The Fan. Even Kitty Kelly will blush. Soaked, nay, marinated in the world of vintage Hollywood, Tell-All is a Sunset Boulevard–inflected homage to Old Hollywood when Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ruled the roost; a veritable Tourette’s syndrome of rat-tat-tat  name-dropping, from the A-list to the Z-list; and a merciless  send-up of Lillian Hellman’s habit of butchering the truth that will have Mary McCarthy cheering from the beyond. Our Thelma Ritter–ish narrator is Hazie Coogan, who for decades has tended to the outsized needs of Katherine “Miss Kathie”  Kenton—veteran of multiple marriages, career comebacks, and cosmetic surgeries. But danger arrives with gentleman caller Webster Carlton Westward III, who worms his way into Miss Kathie’s heart (and boudoir). Hazie discovers that this bounder has already written a celebrity tell-all memoir foretelling Miss Kathie’s death in a forthcoming Lillian Hellman–penned musical extravaganza; as the body count mounts, Hazie must execute a plan to save Katherine Kenton for her fans—and for posterity. Tell-All is funny, subversive, and fascinatingly clever. It’s wild, it’s wicked, it’s  bold-faced—it’s vintage Chuck.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385526357 (0385526350)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
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On Books rated it
Not the best Palahniuk book I've read. I couldn't even say it was over the top. Really it was just blah.
wodehousing
wodehousing rated it
2.0 Tell-All
given to me by my mom and dad for my birthday, but bought on may 22nd 2010Palahniuk is probably one of my favourite authors. He comes second to J.K. Rowling, I think. I have a hard time picking favourite things, because I always love everything. He was the author that introduced me to everything els...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it
I found Tell-All to be a fine return to form for Palahniuk. Being Palahniuk, the book is, of course, gimmicky. He is Palahniuk, and gimmicky pastiche is the literary niche he's come to fill. But Tell-All is gimmicky with heart, soul and humanity – something I've found lacking in his previous two nov...
futurista
futurista rated it
0.0 Tell-All
Eee! I love when Amazon Vine offers me advanced reading copies of my favorite authors. :-D
One Foot Out of the Door...
One Foot Out of the Door... rated it
3.0 Tell-All
There are certain authors that make you feel as though you should have a bingo card with you when reading their work. Chuck is most certainly one of those authors. Although in his defence he does try and switch up his writing style on a regular basis in an effort to keep things fresh with varying ...
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