I absolutely loved Natalie Wood - a wonderful actress and beautiful as well - her death felt like a personal loss to me - but for some reason, don't want to read her bio - I know, I don't have to, but was surprised at my own reaction - I particularly liked the movie with Steve McQueen (?) - comedy/love story where at the end he played the banjo and bells (?) - anyone remember the movie and name of same? -
I'm lost in just the first few pages. The writing jumps back and forth between talking about different people and it's not clear when it's discussing the same person or someone else. I'd like him to start by placing Natalie for me. Is Maria her mother? Is she Maria but with a name change? Is her's the rich or the poor family? I'm assuming the rich, but I'd rather not make assumptions in a non-fiction book.
I wasn't going to read this selection because I thought it sounded too tabloid. But I read the first installment and I'm hooked. Russian history can be confusing but fascinating. I had no idea that Natalie Wood had such a compelling family history. Can't wait for tomorrow
I read this book a few years ago and enjoyed it a lot. However, I am a big movie fan, so that probably explains my interest in a long dead movie star. When a teen-ager, I spent lots of allowance and job money on movie magazines and read every word. For a movie fan or a fan of mystery (why did she die as she did, anyway?) this will be a page turner!!
While it is a facscinating start, it really doesn't even deal with NWood, but her parents!
This book excerpt would have been more relevant and probably more enticing if we were reading a chapter dealing with NWood in the 1950's and early 60's when she was at her pinnacle.
On the other hand, it is very well written and the excerpt makes me want to pick it up.
To me, this is like reading War and Peace, except lacking the novel's style, character, and plot. What a mishmash of names and places, and weird people. Natalie Wood was a passable actress--let's leave her movies to tell her tale.