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Hooray, you're now subscribed! Shortly, you will receive news about top-rated hotels, irresistible deals and exciting destinations. Please sign in to continue. She's looking for herself just as much as she's looking for her late mother in an effort to discover why she is like she is, but despite this interesting premise, I found I didn't really care what happened to her one way or the other - there seemed to me to be a gap at the heart of the novel as I wasn't really bothered about her.
I thought the LA backdrop to the book was well done, and felt that other characters were realistically drawn. However my lack of connection to the heroine was a problem and meant that I was reading it quite dispassionately as an exercise in character study, rather than being caught up in it and being desperate to know what happened next. The book's cover is misleading as it makes it look like chick lit, which it isn't. It also has a strange rubbery texture to it that I found unpleasant.
So all in all, a well-written character study, just one that didn't engage my emotions. The girl desperately wants to know her own creation story, and her dad has never been forthcoming about the tale. Stothard does not give her protagonist a name. It is a rather curious move. Naming and identity are so closely intertwined; because the narrator has no name, I never connect with her, I do not feel like I ever truly know her.
For me, she is unknown, unknowable, and rather unlikeable. That is not to say that Stothard does not do a good job of fleshing out this individual—she does. The Pink Hotel begins when the girl gets news that her mother, who lived in Los Angeles, has been killed in a motorcycle accident. For the young girl, her journey is really a pilgrimage. With a stolen credit card and little money, the main character sets out finding the people her mother knew in hopes of learning more about the woman who left all those years ago.
In an effort to get closer to her mother, the protagonist seems to take on the role of her mother. And she is quite adept at telling falsehoods, but not to the reader, only to others. You would think this quality would endear her to the reader; alas, it does not. The Pink Hotel is peopled by a quirky cast of characters.
Some of my absolute favorites are the Armenian women she meets. In fact, it is setting that drives The Pink Hotel and its characters. The author perfectly captures the essence of Southern California to create an atmospheric tale that would not have worked anywhere else. Sense of place is so important in The Pink Hotel.
The setting is what saved this story for me when I did not connect to the narrator. The air gets saturated with ambulance sirens as oil rises up through the suddenly soaked tarmac highways, causing crashes. Aug 12, Ms. Recommended to Ms. Shelves: fiction. The title implies a lightness of mood, perhaps even whimsy.
Instead, author Anna Slothard has created a novel dense with unsettling imagery. We see walls of poached salmon the suggestion of water leads to associations of washed-out and a cheap blue table. It's a shabby hotel on Venice Beach, seen through the eyes of Lily's daughter. Lily owned the hotel with her current husband. The daughter is from several marriages past, and is floating like a ghost, seeing but unseen, through what turns out The title implies a lightness of mood, perhaps even whimsy.
The daughter is from several marriages past, and is floating like a ghost, seeing but unseen, through what turns out to be Lily's wake. Paradoxically, it is the remembrances of the deceased Lily — her scattered clothes, some photographs, even the lingering scent of her perfume, that feel most alive in this scene. The guests range from comatose drunkeness to coked out bliss. Layered over these visual images are hints of tactile sensuality.
First, Slothard makes us feel Lily's silken clothes. Later, she riffs on the color red — Lily's color.
Later, we experience Los Angeles through its smog, humidity, unrelenting heat, steam and sweat. The voluptuous flowers range from "waxy Bougainvillea" to Bird of Paradise with their "leaves shaped like knives. At 32 she died in a motorcycle accident. Having never known Lily, her daughter has come to this wake partly out of curiosity, and partly looking for escape. She's almost 18, searching for an identity that both abandons the predictable unfocused boredom of working-class England and embraces the adventurous sexuality she imagines Lily must have possessed.
It starts out as role-playing. She steals Lily's clothes, tosses them into an old suitcase, and starts seeking out Lily's past husbands and acquaintances. Then she starts to wear the clothes, becoming increasingly comfortable in that identity stolen from a dead woman; wondering if any of these people see anything of Lily in her.
She stalks them. First, there's August, Lily's second husband. August, who works in a grungy downtown bar called The Dragon. Then, there's David, a photographer, who took pictures of Lily when she was dabbling in a modeling career. Finally, she finds herself pursued and threatened by Richard, Lily's third husband, who wants the suitcase with Lily's things back.
What started out as an impulse has now become obsession.
I was starting to lose any intention of giving the suitcase back. I didn't like the sound of Richard, and I liked the suitcase now. I liked the clothes. I liked reading the letters. Pretending was her hobby. Every day was theatrical, you know? She tells David that she got rid of the suitcase and the clothes. It's the apex of creepiness, because she actually continues to wear the clothes. Finally, she seeks out the spot in the road where it happened — where the fatal accident took place, as if that would somehow answer all of her questions about Lily.
This is an intriguing book. Lily's daughter's circumstances are so unique that unless you remember the confusion bridging adolescence and adulthood, it's difficult to feel connected to her. Although there is a plot, the progression is slow. Unlike the flow of first-person observation and introspection, much of the dialogue is designed mainly for functionality rather than color or characterization. All of this, however, is outweighed by the intensity and discipline of the metaphorical writing. This is the kind of book that grows over time. Taken from a review on my blog, The Reader's Commute : As readers, we learn along with the narrator about the character that was Lily.
However, this small detail is not enough for the narrator, a girl who relishes in ample sleep and physical pain. The narrator in The Pink Hotel is relentless.
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Even after she falls in love and begins living with David, a photographer who once knew her mother, the narrator cannot let go of her obsession. The scenes between the narrator and David are heartbreaking and obsessive. She loves him, yet hurts him without his knowledge.
He is a recovering alcoholic who sees some semblance of goodness in this young girl, and he wants to turn his life around. In a pivotal argument scene with David, the narrator feels a rush of excitement when she thinks that David is going to hit her. She is left disappointed, and she suffers silently. Everyone in The Pink Hotel suffers silently. Despite all of this silence, this novel speaks volumes.
The prose is gorgeous, full of unexpected descriptions that left me thinking: this is so true. While some readers may be put-off by an unnamed narrator, I felt that I was really able to identify the narrator of The Pink Hotel as an individual. Her feelings, her vivid dreams, and her actions made her stand out.
Like Emily Vidal in The Adults, she seems wise beyond her years. Her thoughts are complicated, beautiful, and sad. I think she will sit with me for a long time, and I look forward to a reread of The Pink Hotel. Something quite strange about this book is that the protagonist never gets named. Even though her name is never mentioned, she was a wonderful character to read about. Being left by her mother at the age of three had a massive impact on her life as she was left to be brought up by her father. The lack of a motherly Something quite strange about this book is that the protagonist never gets named.
The lack of a motherly figure in her life was so clear to see. Even though she never really knew her mother, I really liked that she still wanted to go to the funeral and to see what her mother was like. For a girl her age, going all the way to LA on her own with no one there to greet her must have been quite a scary thing. Quickly, the book becomes a mystery novel as the daughter searches for information about her mother and to find out what her life was really liked.
Anna Stothard brings in some amazing characters in The Pink Hotel. Lily led quite a strange and crazy life during her time and this meant knowing such a range of people. Although Lily is much younger than most of the people that Lily knew, she somehow manages to get in close with a few of them. Characters include drunks, addicts and criminals who are all people so far from who the daughter is used to having to deal with. This brings out extreme changes in her character as she realises that she may be more like her mother.
The Pink Hotel is unlike any other book I have read. Jun 13, Stefanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction , coming-of-age. I absolutely devoured this book from cover to cover - if I had started it earlier in the day, I would have easily finished it that same day. I found it to be not only well written, but completely mesmerizing. At times harshly realistic, this is definitely not your typical coming of age story, but that was one of the reasons why I appreciated it so much. The unnamed protagonist is hard to understand at first and seems to be lacking clear emotions or motivation.
But the more you learn about her li I absolutely devoured this book from cover to cover - if I had started it earlier in the day, I would have easily finished it that same day. But the more you learn about her life with her father who seems too distracted and burdened to even engage with her, and her subconscious memories of her mother who abandoned her at three, the more understandable that emotional detachment becomes. As she goes through this personal quest to learn more about the mother she never knew, she doesn't really get complete answers about her mother but the reality of who she herself is becomes clearer and clearer.
The person she is at the end of this novel is a more mature, emotional and complete version of the teenager who she was at the beginning of the novel. I also appreciated Stothard's realistic portrayal of Los Angeles. She describes the different neighborhoods and the people who inhabit them in such a poetically accurate way that it draws you in and makes you feel like you know those people and that exact place and time.
Overall, if you're looking for a quick read that's still deep and intriguing, I would highly recommend The Pink Hotel.
Jul 02, Alice Slater rated it it was amazing. A retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, set against the sun-bleached, nicotine-scented backstreets of LA. We are introduced to the nameless narrator of The Pink Hotel as she gatecrashes her mother's Venice Beach funeral, full of the faded glamour of alcoholics and drug addicts in mourning. A stranger, she skulks around in her tracksuit bottoms before surreptitiously legging it with nothing but a stolen suitcase full of dresses, maps and photographs to piece together all she can about Lily, t A retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, set against the sun-bleached, nicotine-scented backstreets of LA.
A stranger, she skulks around in her tracksuit bottoms before surreptitiously legging it with nothing but a stolen suitcase full of dresses, maps and photographs to piece together all she can about Lily, the mother she never knew. Considering The Pink Hotel in my top five books of all time, I fear it was greatly mistreated in the UK; I only found it by chance, working in a bookshop and being drawn to the spine as it languished, lost, in the fiction section.
Despite its Orange Prize nomination, I've never met someone who's read it without my recommendation first, and it seemed to disappear from circulation almost immediately, only to reemerge with a cover that didn't really do the spirit of the novel justice. Google it. I'm talking about the one with the bootcut jeans. Total horror show. It's a book about mistakes, about a working class girl being reckless and feckless and finding herself in trouble. The prose is as vivid as freshly burned skin.
Don't be fooled by the shopping-and-fucking cover: it's a belter. Jul 25, Julia rated it it was ok. I chewed this one up quickly and found myself forgetting it almost before I finished reading. The narrator, a vaguely maladjusted teenager, travels from England to Los Angeles described here mostly in terms of sweat and concrete - seriously, sweat and concrete on every page, pretty much to learn about her recently deceased teenaged mother, who, it turns out, was basically manic pixie dream mom.
The narrator tries on her identity for size, mostly by wearing her clothes, sleeping with men she kn I chewed this one up quickly and found myself forgetting it almost before I finished reading. The narrator tries on her identity for size, mostly by wearing her clothes, sleeping with men she knew, and reading old love letters that contain improbable amounts of useful expository detail.
There are fairytale elements and romantic elements and noirish mysteryish elements to the story, but in the end, I never felt that I got a handle on the narrator or the point. Also, the book was marred by the kind of small editorial errors that make me wonder if anyone loved this book enough to give it a careful read before they printed the dang thing. I feel sort of sad for books that are allowed to say "peaked" when they mean "peeked. Apr 11, Kris rated it really liked it. I received this book from the goodreads giveaways and read the book in one day.
The imagery in this book is cloud 9. You must read this book with an open mind and a great sense of imagination to really appreciate its creativity. My favorite books are ones that have a strong main character in which the reader can emotionally connect with and leave you rooting for them until the very end, this was one of those books. I didn't identify with the invisibility of the character, but what I found myself I received this book from the goodreads giveaways and read the book in one day. I didn't identify with the invisibility of the character, but what I found myself rooting for was her bravery to roam such a big city by herself and try to piece together the mystery of her lost mothers life.
If I had one drawback, it would be that sometimes in smidgens of her dialogue and side thoughts, the author seemed to portray the main character as younger than her 17 years. But all in all this was a great book I would recommend to the out of the box thinkers that don't take things so literally.
The Pink Hotel picks up on similar themes of obsession to Anna Stothard's debut novel Isabel and Rocco , using the dirty glamour of Los Angeles as background. The first-person narrative and a text rich with witty and entertaining dialogue make it a smooth and easy read despite some of the darker subject matter. Characters discuss everything from jellyfish and treasured words to their experiences of Lily, revealing more about their own eccentricities in the process.
The Pink Hotel is a self-assured second novel. I loved this. The language was incredible, the descriptions of the main protagonist's imagination and dream life were eery, fantastical and frightingly resonating. This is a romance in one sense, but in another it's a new take on the classic coming of age novel like Salinger's Catcher in the Rye - though it's definitely not a YA book. The descriptions of LA were nightmarish and at the same time attractive, and a million miles from what we're usually given.
No celeberities, no glamour, the violen I loved this. No celeberities, no glamour, the violence and squalor were there but not the essence of it. It was dystopian, but at the same time very real. I'm wittering. Basically, this was a great book and the only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because I only give 5 to books I have read over and still really liked and I've just read this once.
View 2 comments. I finished the book annoyingly unsatisfied. Not so much with the ending but how it gets there. The blurb and concept sounded really interesting but alas. A shame because there was so much potential from the first few chapters. David knew what they both looked like prior? Why were David and Richard fighting at the hotel in the beginning? Did Richard know David was responsible for the crash? This book was seedy and unreal. The main character is 18 and takes off to Los Angeles to her mother's funeral with very little money and no plan.
It seems unbelievable that a hospital administrator would take the time to track down the only daughter of the diseased to tell her of her mother's death when her husband in the USA had been informed. The hospital administrator leaves a message on the answering machine that her father deletes, but she phones again late in the afternoon four days later This book was seedy and unreal. The hospital administrator leaves a message on the answering machine that her father deletes, but she phones again late in the afternoon four days later and tells the girl that her mother has died and where the funeral is and ten minutes later the girl has booked a ticket and leaves England early the next morning.