This Book Needs 100 More Pages!
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- This historical novel tells the story of actress Hedy Lamarr.
- Her life was quite amazing.
- She was born into a Jewish family in Vienna.
- At nineteen, she married a very wealthy, older man who was an arms dealer.
- They owned three magnificent homes/palaces, and entertained many famous and powerful people including Hitler.
- Only problem: He was abusive.
- She tries to escape him, but he thwarts her attempt.
- After a second escape plan that is successful, she finds herself on a ship headed to the United States.
- She meets Louis B. Mayer of MGM Studio fame onboard, and goes to work for him becoming the famous actress we have all heard about.
- Oh, and she has this brilliant mind and even secures a patent for a device that could make the aim of torpedoes more accurate and thus save lives in World War II.
- Only problem: The book is only 243 pages long.
- Had the author used an extra hundred pages, she could have put some meat on the story as opposed to just stringing together these bare bone facts.
- As you can tell, I followed her style in writing this review!
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[…] taking the bare bones of a true story and adding a little meat to them. I have read her book, The Only Woman in the Room, about Hedy Lamar. I have not read her other books, but they include The Other Einstein about […]