[Paul Theroux] Picture Palace [world war ii Book] eBook – TXT or Kindle

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E New York Times Book ReviewProfound and effective not to mention entertaining For all the peculiar brilliance of its surface Picture Palace is a novel whose depths you can drown in Absolutely brilliant Christopher Lehmann Haupt The New York TimesDazzling audacious altogether captivating The Philadelphia Inuire. One of our favorite Penguins EVER On par with Graham Greene in the field of simplified human studies

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Picture Palace

World famous photographer Maude Coffin Pratt has pointed her lens at the beautiful obscure and obscene and at the private places and public parts of the famous from Gertrude Stein to Graham Greene When the seventy year old Maude rummages through her archives in preparation for a triumphant retrospective the res. This elegant novel may be Theroux s best novel and even his best book It is my favorite of his novels untypical risk taking deeply felt written with passion and humor as well as with his familiar ability to make his world vivid and dramatic This story of a pioneering woman photographer in the first half of the 20th century covers a lot of ground historically geographically and emotionally The most courageous part of the novel was Theroux s decision to let this woman tell her own story revealing her cantankerous obsessive hungry often selfish but at the same time generous personality It s uite a book and uite a read

REVIEW Picture Palace

Urrected images unleash a flood of suppressed memories of her extraordinary life her celebrated subjects and the dark painful secret at the core of her existenceTheroux's superbly crafted elegantly controlled novel Washington Post Book ReviewVibrant and compellingPaul Theroux at his satirical best Anne Tyler Th. Bill Central patron August 2019 3 starsA novel about a woman photographer I wasn t thrilled with the plot but the author s creative use of the English language was wonderful One example The spikes of mist began to lift on the crewcut marshes and revealed in flecks of escaping light nature s frostbitten eyesores


10 thoughts on “Picture Palace

  1. says:

    This elegant novel may be Theroux's best novel and even his best book It is my favorite of his novels untypical risk taking deeply felt written with passion and humor as well as with his familiar ability to make his world vivid and dramatic Th

  2. says:

    I can never forget Maude and how she made me feel She suffered in mind so much Treated like a black sheep in her family Considered herself ugly and the writer's lack of being vivid in describing her appearance was sort of a purposeful absence You just know how she and other feels and react to her looks but you

  3. says:

    Read this book solely because it is so rare for me to have a physical copy of anything that if i ever have an actual book I NEED to read it Never have i powered through the pages of a book out of pure spite for the main character as much as this one For most of the book I found maude completely unbearable; she is so obtuse

  4. says:

    Theroux truly gets at the heart of the matter with this masterful novel Maude Pratt is one cantankerous woman yet so complicated and obtuse She is the master mistress of her fate and so keeps plugging along The

  5. says:

    Bill Central patron August 2019 3 starsA novel about a woman photographer I wasn't thrilled with the plot but the author's creative

  6. says:

    What an unusual story It started too slowly for me but it got much interesting as I went along I gave it a 4 and not a 5 because Theroux didn't do a great job with a woman's voice I've never had one negative thing to say about him in the past

  7. says:

    Awful theme awful protagonist awful inscrutable interior dialog Could not finish

  8. says:

    I loved the wit in this novel

  9. says:

    One of our favorite Penguins EVER On par with Graham Greene in the field of simplified human studies

  10. says:

    Fascinating character study that deserves than the melodrama driving it

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