Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
I’ ve been seeing this The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in various book clubs. Initially I was of the impression that a bollywood movie I watched years ago (and didn’t like at all). It was based on this book, but it turned out its not. However, this book is loosely based in part on actresses Elizabeth Taylor. She was married 8 times and actress Ava Gardner, who revealed the secrets of her life to a journalist. Mostly this book is a pieace of fiction.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a story about an iconic star of Hollywood Evelyn Hugo who had a splendid acting career. But now she’s living a reclusive life. Now at 79 she decides to tell jer story to a lesser known magazine reporter Monique Grant. Why she chose this reporter is a question both Monique and readers ask themselves. A reader gets the answer as story goes on. Evelyn’s character is difficult to like. She accepts openly how ruthless she has been in her passion and ambition. She used herself and people around her to get what she wanted. So she manipulated, made relationships to get benefits and selfishly carried on her own agendas.
But, at the same time she made a lot of sacrifices. She too was betrayed and taken for granted. Having gone through all this she has no regrets as she found sincere friends and unexpected love along the way. She accepts her reality and the demands of this profession. She has no qualms about what she had to do to get here. Evelyn gives out valuable life lessons in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, on people, friendships, rekationships through out her story. These lessons helped Monique to straighten out her life. At the end you have bitter sweet feelings for Evelyn as a person. But that adds to her chrisma she is a true star.
The writing style of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is very engaging. While reading you will feel being a part of this happening world of lights camera action. The glitz and glamour of premiers, the buzz of theaters, the applause, parties, scandles and controversies. Then when you close the book, it’s silnece all around.
Its so well written that i had to google if its a true story. Taylor really makes it alive on paper. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a good read indeed. I recommend it.