Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley

Ten Days in the Hills

byJane Smiley

Kobo ebook | February 13, 2007

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In the aftermath of the 2003 Academy Awards, Max and Elena- he's an Oscar-winning writer/director-open their Holywood Hills home to a group of friends and neighbors, industy insiders and hangers-on, eager to escape the outside world and dissect the latest news, gossip, and secrets of the business. Over the next ten days, old lovers collide, new relationships form, and sparks fly, all with Smiley's signature sparkling wit and characterization.

With its breathtaking passion and sexy irreverence, Ten Days in the Hills is a glowing addition to the work of one of our most beloved novelists.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Title:Ten Days in the HillsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 13, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307267350

ISBN - 13:9780307267351

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Different The book is long and can drag. Took me a few weeks to expect, I usually finish a good book within one week. Alot of rambling. You need commitment in order to finish the book.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from rambles forever This author narrates through 10 days of gourmet food, uninhibited sex, endless anecdotes, jokes, movie pitches, reminiscences, other tales and fear of the Iraq war. This book is a satire about the difference between the elite, the desperate and the everyday problems of real people. I found reading it was terribly slow and it never gained in resonance as it rambled along. I suggest borrowing this book, in hindsight not a very good buy. It was a painful read to the end.
Date published: 2007-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from FREE TO A GOOD HOME I ordered this book with some trepidation, having never read Jane Smiley before. I heard a review on the radio and decided to take the chance. It is one of the most unsatisfying novels I have ever read. The development of characters takes up a lot of the first portion of this book, but even at the end, they are shallow and it's not easy to have sympathy for them, let alone like any of them. The theme of the book never grabbed hold of me...too much being made of too little. And the sex...ho-hum...like it was injected to make a dull book less dull. One of the few poor books I've ever ordered from Chapters Indigo. I'll be giving it away as soon as I can find a recipient. Maybe they'll get more from it than I did.
Date published: 2007-04-06