From "a major, unnervingly intelligent writer" (Joy Williams), "rich, funny, learned, and tonally fresh" (Jeffrey Eugenides), comes a novel about aspiration, film, work, and love.
Dana Spiotta's new novel is about two women, best friends, who grow up in LA in the '80s and become filmmakers. Meadow and Carrie have everything in common - except their views on sex, power, moviemaking, and morality. Their lives collide with Jelly, a loner whose most intimate experience is on the phone. Jelly is older, erotic, and mysterious. She cold calls powerful men and seduces them not through sex but through listening. She invites them to reveal themselves, and they do.
Spiotta is "a wonderfully gifted writer with an uncanny feel for the absurdities and sadnesses of contemporary life, and an unerring ear for how people talk and try to cope today" (The New York Times). Innocents and Others is her greatest novel - wise, artful, and beautiful.
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Beautifully written profile of the artist's psyche
A beautifully written novel about art, friendship, feminism, love, and human nature. Dark, quirky and eccentric this story is an intricately interwoven tale of a unique cast of characters. A far cry from your typical pop fiction, an interesting and worthwhile listen.
Bored me to tears
I don't know why I didn't like this book I listened to maybe 3 hours on various car rides, then I had to stop. It was boring me to tears, and I listen to audiobooks to help me stay awake while driving.
I didn't see the purpose of the story.
Mildly annoying (sorry...that's only 2 words).
Some magazine (Marie Claire maybe?) gave it a good review, so I thought I'd give it a try. I should've waited for other Audible listeners to weigh in before purchasing the audiobook.
- Maureen Burbury