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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Book Review-The Immortals by Michael Korda

I loved this book! This is the fiction-based-on-fact story of Marilyn Monroe's affair with President Kennedy, as seen through the eyes of a trusted friend of both parties. It also goes on to cover Marilyn having an affair with Bobby Kennedy after his brother finishes with her.

The book paints Marilyn as a neurotic woman with low self esteem who becomes addicted to drugs and her famous lover, starting on a downward spiral. Her obsessive love for JFK starts to alarm his advisers and they fear that her loose talk could damage the President. You feel sorry for Marilyn who seems to be a confused and mentally fragile woman who is struggling with her fame and just needs to feel loved. Her pain as she realises that JFK doesn't have the same depth of feeling for her leads her to a torrid affair with Bobby, who finds her equally entrancing.

The book has politics, backstabbing, the glitzy world of film, the murky underworld surrounding the characters and a steamy love triangle. The best thing about the story was how real the characters were to you and how caught up you were in their story. You felt as if you were eavesdropping on the scandal of the White House as the affairs developed and Marilyn's behaviour became desperate and erratic as she fought to keep her lovers with her.

How accurate the story really is was anyone's guess but I was riveted by it from start to finish. If you like your Hollywood gossip or are interested in political scandal or Marilyn and the Kennedy's then pick this book up!

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