Pink Hotel, The Paperback – 16 Feb 2012
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'A beautiful story.' --Anna Paquin
A poignant novel about identity, and a love/hate letter to LA.' --Glamour Magazine
'Matters of personal identity underlie an exhilarating ride through LA's seamier side in the company of a hard-bitten yet highly engaging protagonist.' --The Daily Mail
About the Author
Anna was born in London. She has written weekly columns in the Observer and the Sunday Telegraph, among other freelance journalism. Her first novel, Isabel and Rocco, was published in 2004. She did her undergraduate degree at Oxford, then moved to Los Angeles where she was awarded a screenwriting scholarship with the Masters programme at the American Film Institute. While studying she lived in a surreal mock-German castle in Little Armenia and worked on film sets for two years and on finishing her MA she returned to London. She lives in Hampstead, London.
Top Customer Reviews
I was almost tempted to stop reading a couple of chapters in but resisted the lure of the other books on my Kindle and soldiered on to the end. Was it worth the effort? On balance, I think I'm glad I finished it but I can't say I enjoyed it.
Occasionally, I do feel that that there is a reoccurring theme with young female authors, a sort of rite of passage that (a few unfortunately follow), before they mature into their writing... This "theme" appears to be an overriding ambition to manifest a jaded, worldly persona within their work which is depicted by casual sex, a hint of incest and the use of narcotics.
Overall, there are sufficient exceptional and intriguing aspects to the novel which make it worth reading. Such as the protagonists observations of her surroundings and of those whom she encounters which is quite refreshing. The prose isn't heavy or banal. The little details she includes in her description of LA, (an LA that isn't always portrayed in films) is fascinating to read. The Armenian community was particularly interesting to read about.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good read, engaging, interesting characters. A suitable holiday read - it would be nice to be able to get fully absorbed into it for long periods of time!Published on 12 April 2014 by Anon
Read this on a return trip from LA so very apt.
A gritty story about finding out who you are.
I love the way Anna Stothard writes and highly recommend this and her newer... Read more
This book is well written & has a story line which I have not read before, it was a gripping story & very easy to see the characters throughout.Published on 12 May 2013 by Lorraine Gale
This started slowly but built up into a fairly good read. A bit confusing initially but persevered and found it worth the effortPublished on 7 April 2013 by L. M. Bott