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  • The Body Double
  • Emily Beyda
  • English
  • 23 October 2019
  • 9780385545273

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The Body Double Summary ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A dark glittering debut novel The Body Double is the suspenseful story of a young woman who is recruited by a stranger to give up her old life and identity to impersonate a reclusive Hollywood starA strange man discovers our nameless narrator selling popcorn at a decrepit small town movie theater and offers her an odd and lucrative position she will forget her job her acuaintances even her name and move to Los Angeles where she will become the body double. Three no this is not the book I dreamed to dive into the plot was intriguing the beginning was interesting but then all slowness no play made me dull and axe carrying Jack Torrence kind of disturbed person because I m so bored to death starsWhen I start reading this book I asked myself these uestions Do you like Almodovar s movie Skin I live based on Thieery Jonuet s Tarantula novel YESWhat about Hitchcock s Suspicion Vertigo and Rebecca Are you kidding me hell YESDo you fan of classics like Bride of Frankenstein and Sunset Boulevard Let s consider I didn t ask myself this because I want to scream YESSSS You may find small pieces of all these amazing projects inside this book some of them as a big portion and some of them as small crumblesIt s claustrophobic disturbing giving you headache bad stomach heaves depression frustration and finally you want to throw the book against the wall and scream ENOUGH because its slow burn its merciless savage tone and two characters who are suffering from OCD made you run out of patience You started to think those insane couple are created for each other like Kanye and Kim they look like an angel comparing with these two characters or Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Okay they re eually bad like them A young woman accepts a job willing being a double of Hollywood star Rosanna by losing her whole identity leaving her past forgetting her likes dislikes dreams opinions She was so ready to forget her own name Max who hired her encouraged her tortured her to become a real Rosanna with EXTREME METHODS Locking her up in a house only activities are reading magazines about Rosanna or watching the parrots from her window forcing her smoking and drinking diet coke for having bad skin and looking as older as Rosanna WTF Yes that s the fck over exaggerated exercise program and vegan diet with ultra small portions letting the butcher doctor destroy her face this may be called plastic surgery but still The methods got extreme the characters started to make miserable each other I knew that our heroine had no friends no close family members or proper job before So I can empathize her decision to leave her old life behind and start from the fresh but doing this by stealing somebody s identity and being obsessive about it by losing rest of her marbles well sorry but we have batshit crazy heroine and sadistic unpredictable arrogant Max Please don t push me to call him hero he is just a very bad guy Worse than Billie Eilish s song defined I happily announce that THE MOST HATED UNLIKABLE IRRITATING CHARACTERS AWARD goes to YES OUR CHARACTERS gathered all the statues Let s congratulate themAs a summary why this book irritated me so much1 Extreme slow burn thrilling You may foresee the biggest secret and revelation You don t need to read extra 200 pages2 Unlikable detesting characters with psychological disorders3 Lack of wittiness expected foreseeable repeating itself4 References inspired this book are amazing but the slow pacing and lack of curiosity killed all these wonderful elements and wasted all potential5 It reminded me a theater play than a book Long slow psychologically exhausting chapters mostly one location oriented story telling and whole book centered between two characters Let s call it BORRRRINNGGG So yes I was so excited to read this book but it was really above my expectations I m keen on reading debut authors and meet with their fresh perspective but this book failed meThank you so much NetGalley and Doubleday for sharing this ARC COPY in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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The Body Double Summary ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Na in every way But as she makes her public debut as Rosanna dining at elegant restaurants shopping in stylish boutiues and finally risking a dinner party with Rosanna's true inner circle alarming uestions begin to arise What really caused Rosanna's mental collapse Will she ever return And is Max truly her ally or something sinister With echoes of Hitchcock's Vertigo The Body Double is a fabulously plotted noir about fame beauty and the darkness of Hollywo. The Body Double is a uniue dark and claustrophobic story of a woman who is hired to be a body double for famous actress Rosanna Feld Rosanna has had recent anxiety issues that have kept her hidden from the public eye so her manager has been tasked to find someone to keep up appearances for her This woman who remains nameless throughout the story which I found very gripping is the perfect fit and is hired Rosanna s manager is tasked to teach this woman how to behave and look like her As she is trained we start to see this Rosanna come back into the limelight After a dinner party with Roseanna s friends gone awry the narrator begins to suspect if this is worth it can she really trust anyone but herself The Body Double is very Hitchcockian claustrophobic a bit repetitive and dark As you venture into this slow burn suspense novel we start seeing the collapse of someone s individuality while an obsession grows It s very intriguing and uite honestly gripping I would ve given this story a higher rating but there s a lot of slow burn progression that truly didn t need to be included that took away from the story While not particularly that original it is still beautifully executed through an immersive and intriguing narrative Emily Beyda knows how to tell a story Overall it s definitely a good novel to read here and there versus binge read I m curious to see what Emily Beyda has up her sleeve next

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The Body Double Summary ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Of the famous and troubled celebrity Rosanna Feld A nervous breakdown has forced Rosanna out of the public eye and she needs a look alike to take her place in the tabloid media circus of Hollywood Overseen by Max who hired her for the job our narrator spends her days locked up in a small apartment in the hills watching hidden camera footage of Rosanna wearing Rosanna's clothes eating the food Rosanna likes practicing her mannerisms learning to become Rosan. An unnamed woman has the chance to leave her dull existence as a movie theater employee in a small town for the uniue opportunity to move to LA and work as the body double for the troubled celebrity Rosanna Feld Rosanna has been out of the spotlight for almost a year no one has seen or heard from her since her rud nervous breakdownThe details are handled by a man named Max on behalf of Rosanna Our unnamed narrator signs a three year contract that cannot be broken in exchange for her appearances around the city she ll receive 100000 the first year and the following with a rent free LA apartment The catch is that once her contract is up she cannot return to her previous lifeidentity and instead forge a new one I will slip into the role of Rosanna like warm bathwater I will find a new self a better self to take the place of whatever it is I ve lost Her arrival in LA is nothing as she expected Our narrator spends months locked literally in her small apartment wearing Rosanna s clothes eating only the foods Rosanna eats all while studying footage to prepare for a public debut When Max determines she s ready to be Rosanna our narrator is caught up in the lifestyle and fame but nagged by the unanswered uestions of what caused Rosanna s breakdown and where she is now Is the careful and calculating Max her one true ally or is he a danger to Rosanna and her body doubleAn intensely sloooooow burn The Body Double offers readers a lonely narrator whose isolation and obsession spiral into a dark mystery The sense of unease kept me reading but I had the end figured out almost immediately Since readers have no idea who the MC was in her previous life very vague information about parents and foster care is given it was tough for me to understand her motivations or care about what was happening to herThis was just an okay read for me but if you re a fan of slow burn mysterythrillernoir vibe novels this is one you may want to considerThanks to Doubleday and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review The Body Double is scheduled for release on March 3 2020 uote included is from a digital advanced reader s copy and is subject to change upon final publicationFor reviews visit wwwrootsandreadswordpresscom