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Dreamgirls [Kindle Edition]

Denene Millner

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It was a time of miraculous change in America, as the cry for justice and equality rang out, from the Deep South to the West Coast. And in the Motor City, a new sound was about to explode that would break down the barriers between white and black. Three close friends from the Detroit streets, Effie, Deena, and Lorrell, had the electrifying talent to bring any audience leaping to its feet—and with the help of C.C.'s groundbreaking music and Curtis's vision and ruthless ambition, they were poised on the giddy brink of greatness. But fame never comes cheap. And truth, loyalty, and love will always have to struggle to survive in the spotlight's merciless glare . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 156 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061231444
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (13 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061231444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061231445
  • ASIN: B000N0WTN8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #688,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful divas 24 Dec 2006
By Chad Sosna - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a highly-engrossing, easy-reading novel based on the play and movie "Dreamgirls." This is loosely based on the story of Diana Ross and the Supremes, and even if you're seeing the movie first, the book will not disappoint. However, it's exactly the same as the movie, so don't expect any different plot twists.

If you like sing-alongs and remember the tunes, you will be happy to see the lyrics here in the book. It won't be a spoiler to tell you that this has a happy ending, which is not the real-life story of Diana Ross and the Supremes. But the twist of having Deena take over as lead singer is clearly taken from the idea that Flo Ballard was supposed to be the lead singer of the Supremes (and had the best voice) until Diana Ross grabbed opportunity by the hand (specifically, Berry Gordy's hand) and took the lead spot.

Light, easy, fun reading for the plane as you travel for the holidays or relax after too much partying.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it 2 Nov 2006
By T. Oldes - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I really enjoyed this novelization and it was a quick read. If you are a Dreamgirls fan it will be hard to put down. An obvious (and it sounds fairly literal) adaption of the screenplay, one gets a good mental picture of what we will seeing in December. I find it very interesting that while the play tried to "cover up" the Motown/Supreme similarities (obviously for legal reasons in the 80s), this book/film accentuates them. Worth the read for a soul/DG fan.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Love Of Family, The Essence Of Life 23 Feb 2007
By Best Of All - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
All the props in the world to author Denene Millner for taking the screenplay and turning it into a hugely readable novelization.

It is nearly an impossible project to pull off successfully, since the author typically cannot deviate from material written for the big screen. Millner surely was limited to the number of words for the book and - because of that - my only criticism is the chapters needed titles to better transition the fast forwarding of the years/settings.

But she aptly covers the racism, rivalries, heartbreaks and redemption brilliantly depicted in the movie. This is a story as much about family as anything else. And if you can't love family - as difficult as that may be at times - how can you love anyone else?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Dream to read 13 Nov 2006
By Corey A. Monk - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I must say I am very bias...I am obsessed with Dreamgirls...I visit the Dreamgirls movie blog [...]and have loved the Broadway Musical for probably all 20 of my years. The novelization of this enchanting musical is an easy read and adds the little details that let you know what each character is thinking and fills in gaps that the original musical left out. I don't want to give too much away....but be warned if you don't want to a spoiler of the movie that I have been waiting a year for...then you might not want to read...but if your curiosity gets the better of you (like me for instance) then you still won't be upset in the least!
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Good Book" 8 Dec 2006
By L. D. Brown - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you take away all the hype and circumstance of the film coming out soon, this was a pretty good novel. It's fast-paced and gets to the point which I liked.
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