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Marilyn's Last Sessions by Michel Schneider – review

23 November 2011 12:59 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A novel based on the records of Monroe's analysis is grimly fascinating

It is hard to know by what standards the author of this book can claim it to be a novel. Certainly it does not have the shape, tone or atmosphere of a crafted piece of fiction. What it most resembles is one of those immensely long Vanity Fair articles which start off with screaming headlines and lurid cross-heads, but which after a short distance one has to pursue into the ad-less wastes of the magazine's back pages. One keeps reading in the hope of finding shocking revelations, scurrilous imputations or at least good low-grade gossip, all the while suspecting that one is wasting one's time, which would probably be better spent watching Some Like It Hot on DVD.

This is not to say that Marilyn's Last Sessions is a bad book, but it is such a strange hybrid »

- John Banville

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