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Play It As It Lays: A Novel

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Joan Didion

"There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanel West . . . A terrifying book."--John Leonard, The New York Times    "Simple, restrained, intelligent, well-structured, witty, irresistibly relentless, … see full wiki

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Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
2 reviews about Play It As It Lays: A Novel
review by . May 12, 2013
A fantstic novel about a dark, sepulchral, unsettling life.
What would life be like if it was meaningless, if the people we associated with were plastic? not real? pretentious? What if our life was just a hopeless void with loose morals, drugs, hollow sayings and beliefs? What if we just played the empty game of life as it was laid down for us? That is the main theme in Joan Didion's classic book that takes the reader into the life of Maria Wyeth, actress, mother, daughter, divorced wife, a woman who has grown tired and desensitized to the fakeness …
review by . February 22, 2000
What would life be like if it was meaningless, if the people we associated with were plastic? not real? pretentious? What if our life was just a hopeless void with loose morals, drugs, hollow sayings and beliefs? What if we just played the empty game of life as it was laid down for us? That is the main theme in Joan Didion's classic book that takes the reader into the life of Maria Wyeth, actress, mother, daughter, divorced wife, a woman who has grown tired and desensitized to the fakeness and pain …
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