Book Reviews of Play It As It Lays

Play It As It Lays
Play It As It Lays
Author: Joan Didion
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ISBN-13: 9780374529949
ISBN-10: 0374529949
Publication Date: 11/15/2005
Pages: 214
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Didion's prose is like poetry...chapter 1 is the best part, I thought. This is the 2nd book by Didion I've read (started with The Year of Magical Thinking, also highly reccommended) and she is already one of my favorite authors.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book... It's definitely NOT upbeat though.
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Spare and difficult as always but Didion captures darkness better than just about anyone. Lost a half-star because the introduction in this edition contains spoilers. Why would you do this?!

Also there is liberal use of the word "f*ggot"-I know in the mindset of the time it's considered appropriate usage but was uncomfortable to read in 2014. Just a warning about that.