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Pink Hotel, The Paperback – 16 Feb 2012

3.2 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Alma Books Ltd (16 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846881757
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846881756
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 749,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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The Pink Hotel appealed to me because of it's setting and locations, plus it was on offer! It reminded me of one of those dreams where you're continually striving to get to a destination but never quite make it. I was surprised when it finished, because at that point I felt it maybe turning a corner into something much better. So, all a bit odd for me. On the other hand, I did keep reading to the end.
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I found this book slightly odd. At times I was drawn into the narrative and could picture exactly the scenes and the people. But mostly, I found it hard to believe in the characters and their situations - there was something not quite real about it all.
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.
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It just didn't ring true at all. It didn't sound like the voice of a seventeen year old London girl. Time is an issue. Far too much description of the unnecessary, probably to make up for the lack of story.
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What I noticed about the book is that I couldn't remember the protagonist's name. Even though I've only just finished the book. I suspect its because her name is never mentioned in the book. However, I could be wrong. It just felt odd thinking of her as the teenage girl. She's not quite anonymous. But she is nameless. A drifter with a strangled identity.

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.
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Did not enjoy this book.Would not recommend it. Too much bad language.found it boring.Perserveered to the end and finished it.
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Prentious twaddle, can't believe I even bothered to finish it. Well more fool me. Honestly don't bother, life's too short.
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I enjoyed the start but didn't really like the main character very much.I thought she was rather silly and unsympathetic.
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