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Sunnyside review ì 3 Glen David Gold author of the best seller Carter Beats the Devil now gives us a grand entertainment with the brilliantly realized figure of Charlie Chaplin at its center a novel at once cinematic and intimate heartrending and darkly comic that captures the moment when American capitalism a world at war and the emerging mecca of Hollywood intersect to spawn an enduring culture of celebrity Sunnyside opens on a winter day in 1916 during which Charlie Chaplin is spotted in than eight hundred places simultaneously an extraordina Wow I wanted to like this I really enjoyed Carter Beats the Devil Gold s first book So I was excited for this one But I just couldn t get into it and gave up a few chapters inGold weaves in millions of period details and facts and characters which is great But the writing is just so dense and he seems to have a deep antipathy to clearly identifying which of the myriad characters is speaking or thinking or being discussed I kept flipping back and forth going Wait what who is that When did heshe come into the story Carter Beats the Devil had a similar massive scope but it worked somehow This just read like he had lots of ideas and lots of research and transcribed them all into the book from notcards without bothering to write any of the connecting passages that would add some cohesiveness Vermeers Camera realized figure of Charlie Chaplin at its center a novel at once cinematic and intimate heartrending and darkly comic that captures the moment when American capitalism a world at war and the emerging mecca of Hollywood intersect to spawn an enduring culture of celebrity Sunnyside opens on a winter day in 1916 during which Charlie Chaplin is spotted in than eight hundred places simultaneously an extraordina Wow I wanted to like this I Finishing Touches really enjoyed Carter Beats the Devil Gold s first book So I was excited for this one But I just couldn t get into it and gave up a few chapters inGold weaves in millions of period details and facts and characters which is great But the writing is just so dense and he seems to have a deep antipathy to clearly identifying which of the myriad characters is speaking or thinking or being discussed I kept flipping back and forth going Wait what who is that When did heshe come into the story Carter Beats the Devil had a similar massive scope but it worked somehow This just toeic-premier-2018-2019-with-4-practice-tests-online-book-cd-kaplan-test-prep read like he had lots of ideas and lots of Rahasia Gua Jepang research and transcribed them all into the book from notcards without bothering to write any of the connecting passages that would add some cohesiveness

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Sunnyside review ì 3 Ry delusion that forever binds the overlapping fortunes of three men Leland Wheeler son of the world’s last and worst Wild West star as he finds unexpected love on the battlefields of France; Hugo Black drafted to fight under the towering General Edmund Ironside in America’s doomed expedition against the Bolsheviks; and Chaplin himself as he faces a tightening vise of complications studio moguls uestions about his patriotism his unchecked heart and most menacing of all his motherThe narrative is as rich and expansive as I love Glen David Gold I love him as a witty personable man and as a witty engaging author I adored CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL and found it to be lush and intricate with numerous plot points that somehow magically reunite for a satisfying novel Perhaps it was wrong for me to set such a high standard for SUNNYSIDE but I know what Gold can do at his best and I waited a long time for this novel When I heard that it was based at least in part on an era I love that of Hollywood in the silent days I was even keen to read itSUNNYSIDE starts off in a marvelous way There was a single day when Chaplin appeared to hundreds of people in hundreds of places This is something that actually happened and the description of mass hysteria that Gold gives us is a wonder to behold The three main storylines are introduced here Chaplin Lee Duncan and Hugo Black Then they diverge never to meet again except in the tiniest of moments early in the book Chaplin is presented as a character who is conflicted and self doubting perhaps a fair portrayal I ve not read a great deal about the man Interestingly I found that the most engaging bits of his story had to do not with his filmmaking but with his interactions with others Douglas Fairbanks Mildred Harris Hannah Chaplin Frances Marion and Mary Pickford with whom he had a famously difficult relationship There are two separate scenes one with Mildred and one with Hannah that are especially moving and it was in these that I saw the glimmer of genius that I know so well from Gold s previous work Next is Lee Duncan a young lighthouse keeper who wants to make it big in Hollywood and stay as far from the battlefields of The Great War as possible He is an interesting character and to my mind the best developed The arc from callow youth to saddened man is carefully plotted and at times beautifully written Finally Hugo Black I don t know what to say about this character except why There is no reason for him to be present in this narrative and removal of the whole subplot would not have hurt the story one bit I think it would have been vastly improved actuallyIt hurts my heart to say that I m disappointed with something Glen David Gold has written When I got to end of CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL I said oh it s over already At numerous times during SUNNYSIDE I found myself saying when will it be over already Glen David Gold is a marvelous writer and when he s at the top of his game there are few who can eual him for narrative scope and beauty of prose Sadly SUNNYSIDE is somewhat of a miss in that regard Romancing The Werewolf Supernatural Society 2 rich and expansive as I love Glen David Gold I love him as a witty personable man and as a witty engaging author I adored CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL and found it to be lush and intricate with numerous plot points that somehow magically How To Do What You Love Amp Earn What You Re Worth As A Programmer reunite for a satisfying novel Perhaps it was wrong for me to set such a high standard for SUNNYSIDE but I know what Gold can do at his best and I waited a long time for this novel When I heard that it was based at least in part on an era I love that of Hollywood in the silent days I was even keen to The Business Romantic read itSUNNYSIDE starts off in a marvelous way There was a single day when Chaplin appeared to hundreds of people in hundreds of places This is something that actually happened and the description of mass hysteria that Gold gives us is a wonder to behold The three main storylines are introduced here Chaplin Lee Duncan and Hugo Black Then they diverge never to meet again except in the tiniest of moments early in the book Chaplin is presented as a character who is conflicted and self doubting perhaps a fair portrayal I ve not Victory Over Death read a great deal about the man Interestingly I found that the most engaging bits of his story had to do not with his filmmaking but with his interactions with others Douglas Fairbanks Mildred Harris Hannah Chaplin Frances Marion and Mary Pickford with whom he had a famously difficult 4 Ten Count 4 relationship There are two separate scenes one with Mildred and one with Hannah that are especially moving and it was in these that I saw the glimmer of genius that I know so well from Gold s previous work Next is Lee Duncan a young lighthouse keeper who wants to make it big in Hollywood and stay as far from the battlefields of The Great War as possible He is an interesting character and to my mind the best developed The arc from callow youth to saddened man is carefully plotted and at times beautifully written Finally Hugo Black I don t know what to say about this character except why There is no You Left Early reason for him to be present in this narrative and The Battle Of Sauron War World 8 removal of the whole subplot would not have hurt the story one bit I think it would have been vastly improved actuallyIt hurts my heart to say that I m disappointed with something Glen David Gold has written When I got to end of CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL I said oh it s over already At numerous times during SUNNYSIDE I found myself saying when will it be over already Glen David Gold is a marvelous writer and when he s at the top of his game there are few who can eual him for narrative scope and beauty of prose Sadly SUNNYSIDE is somewhat of a miss in that Life In Pieces A regard

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Sunnyside review ì 3 The ground it covers and it is cast with a dazzling roster of both real and fictional characters Mary Pickford Douglas Fairbanks Adolph Zukor Chaplin’s first child bride a thieving Girl Scout the secretary of the treasury a lovesick film theorist three Russian princesses gracious nervous and nihilist a crew of fly by the seat of their pants moviemakers legions of starstruck fans and Rin Tin TinBy turns lighthearted and profound Sunnyside is an altogether spellbinding novel about dreams ambition and the dawn of the modern a Glen David Gold s new novel takes its title and perhaps too much of its spirit from Charlie Chaplin s weirdest movie a rare financial flop called Sunnyside At just 34 minutes long the 1919 film cobbled together several incongruous scenes including some classic slapstick a surreal dance with wood nymphs a violent suicide and a baffling happy ending Having already made than 60 movies before he was 30 the Little Tramp could take a pass for this creative misstep but Gold sees the film as the culmination of personal and professional crises in the artist s life and uses it as the finale to this brilliant though swollen biographical novelFans of his delightful first book Carter Beats the Devil have waited eight years for this second one at that rate Joyce Carol Oates would have to live to 400 but it s obvious now what Gold has been up to Sunnyside is like the smartest kid in the class who calls out the answer to every uestion Gold doesn t just know Chaplin s life and work and the lives and works of fellow movie stars Mary Pickford Douglas Fairbanks Rin Tin Tin et al he also knows everything about cameras the psychological theories of Hugo M nsterberg the development of the studio system diamond cutting lighthouses World War I finances machine guns and a thousand other subjects that burst from this fire hose of a novelWith that warning I say jump into the spray As discombobulating as the book is as a whole its parts are magnificent and Sunnyside is flooded with funny horrible and downright bizarre details of early 20th century life Gold s dexterous voice can swing from the exuberant melodrama of silent film to the terror of doomed soldiers to the uiet despair of the world s most beloved man Arranged like an old time afternoon at the movies Sunnyside begins with a Newsreel about a strange mania that gripped the nation on Nov 12 1916 All over the United States for no apparent reason people either believe they see Charlie Chaplin or are about to In rowboats adrift at sea in hotel lobbies on baseball fields at church picnics in trains pulling into stations everywhere people fall victim to this contagious delusion dubbed Chaplin itis by the Kansas City Star It s a wide angle deeply amusing opening that sets the theme for Gold s exploration of the power and mystery of mass mediaAt this early point the novel branches into three separate story lines The effect is not so much like watching a triple feature as it is like darting in and out of every theater at the multiplex In one a priggish teenager named Hugo Black finds himself fighting in the Allies disastrous and largely forgotten battle against the Bolsheviks in the frozen forests of northwest Russia Another focuses on Leland Wheeler a drop dead handsome young man who dreams of becoming a movie star but ends up servicing warplanes in France and returns home with the world s first canine celebrity And the third story the main one follows Chaplin s tumultuous life during the war years when he moved through several women became the highest paid entertainer in the United States canvassed the country to raise money for the War Department and helped found United ArtistsThere are so many dazzling episodes in such a wide variety of settings in so many different styles and tones that I began to think there was nothing Gold couldn t do He creates a hilarious Wild West show a la Buffalo Bill that travels through prewar Berlin covered wagons drunken stunts mock shootouts between cowboys and Indians His portrayal of the Liberty Loan rally in San Francisco calls up a cast of thousands choreographed in a celebration that borders on a riot There s a battle scene in Russia involving a runaway train that s as comic as it is electrifying Hollywood s rapidly developing climate of extravagance insecurity and scandal is here too of course And he s just as successful with intimate poignant scenes like the beach party put on by Samuel Goldwyn during which Chaplin sweats like a nervous teenager or the dinner prepared by abandoned Russian princesses in a forest overrun by communistsMost important Gold has figured out how to make Chaplin strut and feint and dance in print His depiction of him as a director ordering up sets and costumes and actors one minute canceling them the next rings with all the music of the genius at work In scenes of rich psychological acuity Gold captures Chaplin s crippling depression his sense of being constrained by his audience his financiers and his own impossible standards despite living at the center of a tulipomania of appreciation He is as Gold says the physic of laughter who could never heal himselfBut uncle there s so much here a great thundering jangle of characters plots subplots detours and anecdotes EL Doctorow has trained us to read these composite stories that weave together history and fiction but Gold stretches this form to the ripping point The connective tissue between all these wonderful scenes is usually missing or obscure which pushes an inordinate amount of work onto the readerAnd yet even as my patience wore out Gold would suggest some startling correlation that reassured my faith in his ability to manage this operatic cast Everything eventually turns on his exploration of cinema s intoxicating influence on human consciousness Seeing the Kaiser on the toilet reading Photoplay while his empire collapses or watching Bolshevik peasants project Mary Pickford s face on a sheet in their dark church in such strange moments the cascading pieces of this novel suddenly lock into place in the most evocative ways Gold manages to convey how the reproduction and distribution of moving images enflames our imaginations and alters our nature like nothing else since the dawn of religion For all its heavy demands Sunnyside offers a wealth of wit and pathos and insight and who better to guide us through this transformational moment in history than the Little Tramp


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  • Hardcover
  • 559
  • Sunnyside
  • Glen David Gold
  • English
  • 21 March 2018
  • 9780307270689