Crowned Heads In a stunning departure from he moods settings and concerns of his three best selling novels Thomas Tryon gives us Crowned Heads Here are four supreme film stars four fabulous interlocking lives th

  • Title: Crowned Heads
  • Author: Thomas Tryon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a stunning departure from he moods, settings, and concerns of his three best selling novels, Thomas Tryon gives us Crowned Heads Here are four supreme film stars four fabulous interlocking lives that will stand as dramatic revelations of the incredible world whose unreal realities Tryon himself witnessed at first hand in his own years as a Hollywood star First, FedorIn a stunning departure from he moods, settings, and concerns of his three best selling novels, Thomas Tryon gives us Crowned Heads Here are four supreme film stars four fabulous interlocking lives that will stand as dramatic revelations of the incredible world whose unreal realities Tryon himself witnessed at first hand in his own years as a Hollywood star First, Fedora The Perfect Work of Art Her enigma unriddled the greatest, the most beautiful, the longest reigning royalty of them all her career spanning the twenties, the thirties, the forties, the fifties, her glorious face untouched by time Lorna The All American Cookie sexy, appealing, climbing from cheapie gangster flicks to major roles and slipping most recently TV s Perkies Girl Perkies Pop Up Blueberry Tarts Many jobs behind her, many men, much trouble Now she has come to a secluded resort to find to heal herself Bobbitt For ten years America s Fantasy Child, the adorable kiddie star of Bobbitt s Flying Carpet, Bobbitt s Lucky Day, etc Top Box Office nation wide Now he is in his thirties, still adorable But today the Bobbitt movies don t even turn up on TV tot matinees And Bobbitt himself does he exist at all Willie For decades a world wid symbol of elegance and wit Now he is alone in his showplace Hollywood villa his precious Bee dead, her ashes in a golden urn on the mantel mourning the past Until suddenly, fatally, with a knock on the door, the future breaks in Projecting these legendary lives with the magnified intensity of close up, Tryon at once enthralls and convinces His Crowned Heads is a triumph of revelatory storytelling the most completely fascinating book we have yet had from the author of the Other, Harvest Home, and Lady.

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    1. i have read two books by thomas tryon before, and both of them were horror novels. i don't know why i expected that this one would necessarily also be a horror-themed novella collection, but if you are thinking that - don'tn't read each one of these stories, waiting for the spooky to appear. because it won'tere are plenty of horrible things that happen, but they are neither supernatural nor boo-scary, although the last one comes the closest with its (view spoiler)[manson family/home invasion spl [...]

    2. Tryon, having made the most of his rural childhood memories for the settings of his first three novels, looks to his past career as a Hollywood actor for inspiration. He had already moved away from horror with Lady and touched on modern issues in a past setting there, so Crowned Heads is a natural progression for him.As the cover of my paperback proclaims, Crowned Heads spent 4 months on the New York Times best-seller list - and I know that The Other, Harvest Home and Lady were also popular succ [...]

    3. I'm quite sure I'm missing a great deal as I'm geographically and chronologically separated from the characters, settings, and events in the four stories. The plots are interesting, but I can't seem to bring myself to like the characters that much. Let me address them one by one:Fedora: My favourite story of the four, and Fedora is the only protagonist in any of them I respect. The beginning is excruciatingly slow (as it is in the other three) but the secret is well worth it.Lorna: Supposedly a [...]

    4. As usual with Tryon, wildly overwritten and yet compelling. Takes too long to get to plot twists the reader had guessed ten pages into each novella, but still entertaining.

    5. CROWNED HEADS: A NOVELBeing an old movie lover I really enjoyed this book. I would have given it a 4 1/2 star review, however, believe it or not after all of these years I have yet to figure out how to do it. ( Someone please let me know if you can!) Anyway, as I said I enjoyed this book immensely, trying to figure out who the characters might be, but. for me some of the scenes with "LORNA and WILLIE" went on too long for me. Everyone raves about Mr. Ryan's previous works and I'm sure they are w [...]

    6. I love the old-fashioned way Tryon writes, with another author I think I would not be able to get past a few pages: Tryon takes his time and all his stories usually have a slow pace, but his use of the English language is somehow a winner for me, I always get addicted.The problem with these loosely linked novellas is that the plots are a bit thin, but his writing and his obvious love for Hollywod stardom and cinema in general is very palpable and addictive. All four titular characters aren't nic [...]

    7. ARC for review.*I read about fifty pages of this book last night before I came here to mark as "currently reading" and it was only then that I noticed that this is a re-issue of a book originally published in 1976, which answers a lot of my chronology questions.I LOVE Thomas Tryon - THE OTHER is one of my all-time favorite books. He's books aren't flat-out horror, but the kind of psychological terror that I enjoy. I was excited to see this book come as an ARCI'm assuming it's being re-issued as [...]

    8. Since it's publication in 1976, I've read 'Crowned Heads' at least six times. Thomas Tryon was a bit actor known mostly for his role in 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space'. In the early 70's his first novel, 'The Other' was a best-selling horror tale.'Crowned Heads' was published in 1976 and is Tryon's fourth novel. A nicely woven story, that unfolds in a series of four novellas detailing the lives of four fictional screen stars; a silent movie icon, a child actor, the bombshell and the forgo [...]

    9. InterestingThe novel is split into 4 pieces- they may be read individually or as part of a longer narrative. Tryon sets a leisurely pace and never achieves a literary climax and that is okay. Read this book for character description and you will walk away with a pleasant buzz.

    10. Bobbitt was the only story I read. Parts of it could be true which is why I suppose I kept reading. However, I was glad when it was finished as it had run out of steam.

    11. I remember reading this book in college, late into the night, and jumping with surprise in a few places where the author totally tricked me. Fun read.

    12. Yes, I read this a million years ago, but you know, I've never forgotten it. It was a remarkably good little piece of spookiness.

    13. I remember reading this book in college, late into the night, and jumping with surprise in a few places where the author totally tricked me. Fun read.

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