TELL-ALL by Chuck Palahniuk – Book Reviews

TELL-ALL by Chuck Palahniuk

TELL-ALL by Chuck Palahniuk

The new book from Chuck Palahniuk TELL-ALL was released this month. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, here is the synopsis of the book and some selected reviews so you can get an idea of what to expect.

Tell-All Synopsis: 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 is vintage Palahniuk.

Tell-All Reviews : – You can think of this as a vintage Hollywood version of “Glamorama” by Bret Easton Ellis. It’s a constant barrage of celebrity name-dropping (and in bold print, no less) with a slew of camera directions and editing room speak. Instead of Christian Bale we get Mickey Rooney. Kate Moss is replaced with women like Monroe, Garbo, and Joan Crawford. So if you enjoyed that aspect of machine gun pop-culture in “Glamorama,” then “Tell All” delivers the same thing in a nostalgic, grainy reel. Read More

The Daily Iowan – In his book Tell-All, Palahniuk makes references to just about everything famous: actors, dancers, famous literary characters, and even famous liquor. You name it, and there’s a fair chance it will be referenced in here. Not only that, but these pop-culture nuggets heavily seasoned throughout the book are accentuated in bold print. Read More

Onyx reviews: There are a few interesting, promising ideas lurking within the sparse pages of Tell All by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club. First, there is the saga of Hazie Coogan, who has spent her entire life in the shadow of silver screen star Katherine Kenton, doing menial tasks for decades in support of another woman’s career. Hazie is too homely and untalented to make it in the movie business, so she latches onto Katherine at an early age. The oft-married Katherine has been Coogan’s entire life. Her work in progress. Destined to be her masterpiece. Read More.

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