Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: The First Novel By Quentin Tarantino (Paperback)Quentin Tarantino (author)
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Based on his award-winning eponymous film and set in 1969 Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s debut novel swims in whiskey, regrets, hilarity and infamy, sporting an unforgettable cast of characters.
Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited first work of fiction - at once hilarious, delicious, and brutal - is the always surprising, sometimes shocking new novel based on his Academy Award-winning film.
Rick Dalton - Once he had his own TV series, but now Rick's a washed-up villain-of-the week drowning his sorrows in whiskey sours. Will a phone call from Rome save his fate or seal it?
Cliff Booth - Rick's stunt double, and the most infamous man on any movie set because he's the only one there who might have gotten away with murder . . .
Sharon Tate - She left Texas to chase a movie-star dream, and found it. Sharon's salad days are now spent on Cielo Drive, high in the Hollywood Hills.
Charles Manson - The ex-con's got a bunch of zonked-out hippies thinking he's their spiritual leader, but he'd trade it all to be a rock 'n' roll star.
HOLLYWOOD 1969 - YOU SHOULDA BEEN THERE
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 176 x 112 x 28 mm
'Outrageous and addictively readable... The book is a reminder that Tarantino is, in fact, a really good writer, and it should not be so surprising that his brilliance as a screenwriter should be transferable into fiction.' - The Guardian
'The rollicking debut novel by Quentin Tarantino is a seamless, seamy blend of fact and fiction' - The Times
'The rat-a-tat pace of a screenplay ... Tarantino's concern here is world-building, luxuriating in an era and a genre that he is clearly fascinated by ... with undeniable flair' - Evening Standard
'This book boasts some tremendous scenes, with magical dialogue, that I wouldn't have missed for the world' - The Daily Telegraph
'The book is a distinct experience - rangier, sexier, bloodier ... Classic, sparks-flying Tarantino ... The start of a new direction for this relentlessly inventive director.' - The Washington Post
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“good but not great”
I just finished the book and it didn't hold up to the greatness that was crafted on screen. This book has its good moments such as completely new moments that didn't make it into the film such as a scene... More
“That's a bingo!”
Tarantino has done much more than create a novelisation of his movie - he has expanded the story and delved more deeply into his characters lives with this cracking piece of pulp fiction. A must for any fan.
“More than just an expanded script”
I really enjoyed this book. It adds depth to the characters and really made me appreciate the film more. Parallels between characters stand out much more and, although Tarantino still can't write for women,... More
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