Dark Sparkler

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Publisher Description

The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning film and television actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the toll exacted from young women whose lives are offered in sacrifice as starlets. The stories of these actresses, both famous and obscure-tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this empathic and emotionally charged collection of new poetic work.

Featuring subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Frances Farmer to Dana Plato and Brittany Murphy—and paired with original artwork commissioned for the book by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—Dark Sparkler is a surprising and provocative collection from a young artist of wide-ranging talent, culminating in an extended, confessional epilogue of astonishing candor and poetic command.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
April 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper Perennial
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

PattyMKelly ,

Thanks Amber

Wanted to say thank you for such a different read… Loved it! Yes it was dark, but also very thoughtful… And what's wrong with dark sometimes anyway? Would love to see a part 2, hint hint…

Alicxxx ,

Something spectacular about it

Maybe it's the way Tamblyn puts words together, or maybe it's just the fact that I can feel her utter devotion to uncovering the darkness that is the concept of this book, but I couldn't put it down. I read it in less than three hours and I'll probably read it a hundred more times.

I think the topic is just fascinating. Poetry is such a fluid genre and I think she captures it perfectly. I had never read anything by her, although I have read practically all of Derrick Brown's work, so I figured (since they tour together) that it must be along the same lines.

I was wrong though. Amber stands alone completely and makes her own, metaphor-riddled path - and I love her for it. This book is such a delightful insight into the mind of a female poet. What an inspiration.

If you need a great read to help stimulate your thoughts and ideals, choose Dark Sparkler. It's probably the only book I'll need for a while.

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