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Paint it Black By Janet Fitch Paint it Black Josie Tyrell art model runaway and denizen of LA s rock scene finds a chance at real love with Michael Faraday a Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist But when she receives a call from the
  • Title: Paint it Black
  • Author: Janet Fitch
  • ISBN: 9780316182744
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Paint it Black By Janet Fitch Josie Tyrell, art model, runaway, and denizen of LA s rock scene finds a chance at real love with Michael Faraday, a Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist But when she receives a call from the coroner, asking her to identify her lover s body, her bright dreams all turn to black As Josie struggles to understand Michael s death and to hold onto the world they shareJosie Tyrell, art model, runaway, and denizen of LA s rock scene finds a chance at real love with Michael Faraday, a Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist But when she receives a call from the coroner, asking her to identify her lover s body, her bright dreams all turn to black As Josie struggles to understand Michael s death and to hold onto the world they shared, she is both attracted to and repelled by his pianist mother, Meredith, who blames Josie for her son s torment Soon the two women are drawn into a twisted relationship that reflects equal parts distrust and blind need.With the luxurious prose and fever pitch intensity that are her hallmarks, Janet Fitch weaves a spellbinding tale of love, betrayal, and the possibility of transcendence.
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    1. Janet Fitch

      Janet Fitch was born in Los Angeles, a third generation native, and grew up in a family of voracious readers As an undergraduate at Reed College, Fitch had decided to become an historian, attracted to its powerful narratives, the scope of events, the colossal personalities, and the potency and breadth of its themes But when she won a student exchange to Keele University in England, where her passion for Russian history led her, she awoke in the middle of the night on her twenty first birthday with the revelation she wanted to write fiction I wanted to Live, not spend my life in a library Of course, my conception of being a writer was to wear a cape and have Adventures She has acquired a couple of capes since then, and a few adventures And books Her novel PAINT IT BLACK was just made into a feature film directed by Amber Tamblyn, and her upcoming novel, THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M will be published in November.


    1. thought it was about time to add Paint it Black to my books I have read it, a few times Still like it The aftermath of a suicide in 1980 punk rock LA, picks up all my favorite obsessions the artist s struggle, the war between permission and perfection in creative life, California and Los Angeles history, a young woman s search for the authentic self, the music of language, the vulnerability of soulful people in a materialistic world and the poisonous effect of a narcissistic parent on a sensitiv [...]

    2. I guess that, in light of so many boo s and hissses, I must somehow make an apology for my 5 stars I don t care about the story Janet Fitch could write the evening news and I would read it Maybe the story fell somewhat flat, maybe Josie was a little predictable, but most stories are this way as I said before, I could care less The use of language is so very poignant I would read a paragraph, a chapter if I could, and stopletting the words saturate, find their mark and, time and again, devastate [...]

    3. I don t care how un rock n roll it is to like something Oprah endorsed, White Oleander is one of my favorite books of all time since I first read it several years ago I d been waiting and waiting for Janet Fitch to come out with another novel the concept for Paint It Black excited me, but in the end I wish it was way better.Fitch clearly saw what worked for her with White Oleander and chose to repeat it Los Angeles is a character in itself in her novels, and her lyrical, description heavy prose [...]

    4. So okay, this is what you do Here s what Pick up this book, open it in the middle, splitting it wide Then put your face right in there Inhale And Breathe in LA, as everyone in this book comes alive.Los Angeles has always been a bit animated in Fitch s stories, like an additional character and sometimes, even the main one She enlivens her city in a way that you feel everything, every single thing in it What her characters go through, stays with you even after there are no pages left to read This [...]

    5. Many students of great literature will never touch Paint It Black, largely due to the lazy assumption that the work of any author singled out by Oprah s Book Club best belongs in the hands of mawkish stay at home mothers Fitch s second novel is not sentimental An artist s suicide marks the start of the narrative, and it is refreshing how skillfully Fitch handles the tragedy It is never treated romantically as so much art obfuscates the plain fact that death is a cold period, not an exclamation p [...]

    6. At times the writing was lyrical Fitch showed every aspect I admire in an author, but then it just all went to hell Josie is worse than an ordinary narrator, she is the very definition of counter culture Cheap references to punk rock and substances will get you nowhere, when it comes to keeping the attention of a readers I hate it when authors mention things casually to try and make themselves and the character seem cold, or in some way used to the ways of the world The use of the word Barbitura [...]

    7. I give up I can t finish this book I struggled for 175 pages, but I just can t do it any I expected much from the author of White Oleander, especially with reviewers calling it a page turner Elle Magazine, did we read the same book and positive quotes from The Atlantic Monthly, of all things This reminded me of Intuition but much worse, in the sense that the sporadic dialogue and action are interspersed with lengthy descriptive paragraphs about the main character s inner life, as opposed to wr [...]

    8. This book is incredibly powerfulbut also incredibly painful to read It follows the story of Josie Tyrell, a young woman growing up in the late 70s early 80s and a punk model who falls in love with the intelligent, brooding you know the type Michael Faraday, who ends up committing suicide The book details Josie s process of grief, and how it interacts with Meredith s, Michael s mother s process as well The detail is incredible and takes you through everything love, the shame and darkness of menta [...]

    9. uggh i loved janet fitch s WHITE OLEANDER, and now i am doubting whether my memory actually serves me right this book is so poorly written 400 pages of little than melodrama, unrealistic scenes, lame dialogue, and unresolved problems and the sentences themselves infuriate me here is an example of what i think fitch meant to be a powerful ending to chapter 20, to demonstrate how the main character misses her dead boyfriend She lay on the couch for the rest of the morning, like some crazy girl in [...]

    10. I am somewhere between abosultely hated it and liked parts of it Of the many characters in this book, the already dead boyfriend and his mother are the only strong characters although they are still slightly cartoonish The things that made this book awful are the the constant similies Fitch couldn t describe anything without comparing it to something else It distracted me from the story and actually made me angry Also, I felt the language used to show how Josie was low class and counter culture [...]

    11. Ok Let me start by saying I loved White Oleander I ve read it 3 or 4 times I couldn t wait for Fitch s next book Yes, I know Authors aren t supposed to write the same book over and over again, just like bands aren t supposed to write the same album again and again But I wasn t asking for thatI was expecting something, oh I don t know, not so repetitive No boring Not a stupid ending I just finished this book, which is not entirely accurate since I got so tired of the endless descriptions that I s [...]

    12. I can always tell and ultimately, begrudge when a novel s author is trying to hard to represent a time period or a subculture in which he she has not intimately been involved This is how I felt about Paint it Black.First, let me start by saying that I got this book for Christmas It was written by Janet Finch, the author of White Oleander a book I ve not read and a movie I ve not seen, for fear that it would be emotionally draped drivel I probably transferred my presuppositions about White Oleand [...]

    13. This was my first Janet Fitch novel I haven t read White Oleander yet and even though the material was dark, I think it was a very important subject to explore.The story begins with Michael s suicide His suicide represents the despair of not being able to meet his ideals of perfectionism To me Michael was relatable because I too struggle with perfectionism and procrastination.Josie, his girlfriend, is left to come to terms with this situation To me she represents the authentic self and overcomes [...]

    14. After White Oleander I fear I expected too much This book is excellent well written, interesting, wonderfully structured and well timed but it reads like a first novel than White Oleander did The story of a a young art model and indie actress think Edie Sedgwick minus The Factory and the big budget from homed minus Andy, too who loses her lover in a moment of tragedy, Paint It Black is elegant and raw, just like Fitch s debut, but it doesn t have the same developed style It has the same incredi [...]

    15. I hated this book It was such a huge disappointment I loved White Oleander and this book was such a far car from White Oleander The main reason I didn t like it was due to the main character, Josie She wasn t likable, she wasn t all that interesting and if she gets interestingI wouldn t know because half way through the book, I quit If you can t get to the point by the half point, then I m abandoning ship Extremely disappointing novel Another thing, I couldn t figure out why Josie like Michael W [...]

    16. TBHOS BOOK REVIEWSA Review by Nicole S Aviles Paint it Black by Janet Fitch Whenever she thought she could not feel alone, the universe peeled back another layer of darkness Josie Tyrell, PIB Janet Fitch, AuthorI have waited a long time to leave this review I first read PIB in 2012, while I was sadly locked away in a 2 year therapeutic recovery program I say this because PIB is exactly what you d want to read while facing such depressing circumstances PIB is beautifully written, and touching Is [...]

    17. I was nervous reading Paint it Black because I didn t want to be let down, as Fitch s previous novel, White Oleander, remains one of my favorite books Although I don t think Paint it Black is as good as White Oleander, I definitely wasn t let down The book is a dual portrait of a young couple in LA in the early 1980s, where Josie is the narrator and Michael has just committed suicide Josie tells her story while she reminisces about him Of course she struggles with his death and tries to understa [...]

    18. I have a real resistance to liking this book I wasn t a big fan of White Oleander, and that was an Oprah book, which turns on part of my snob brain in a way that isn t particularly fair.On the other hand, I am particularly sensitive to depictions of grief these days, when they aren t saccharine or sentimental And this book had that.And than that, it had a main character who was grieving who wasn t someone we would often see as deserving of grief, as if grief is something that can be deserved or [...]

    19. In some ways, this book is like one of those display cakes in the windows of fancy bakeries Lush, intricate, stunningly beautiful Stylish swirls painstakingly handcrafted characters pale, but vibrant You want to eat it up, all of it, but you know you should hold back, if only because it s a work of art.But.In other ways, this book is a half finished drink at the seediest bar in town Incomplete, dirty, honest You look down at the liquid and your face reflects back at you, and you are ashamed, and [...]

    20. Min partner m lar fasaden i nyansen stugr d medan jag ligger p olika st llen runt huset och str ckl ser Paint it Black En metafor i sig.Hyser noll l ngtan till L.A r inte intresserad av 80 talstillbakablickar, drogromantik och MPDG aktiga karakt rer, s varf r blir jag fullst ndigt fast i den h r romanen Alla som l st White Oleander f rst r briljansen, m rkret och hoppet.

    21. I keep wanting to start other books instead of finish this one I might pick it back up later but I m putting it down for now.

    22. Having really enjoyed White Oleander, I had high hopes for Paint it Black I was disappointed It s not that it is a bad book, I liked it well enough, but it s very drawn out and slow A lot of Josie s thoughts were redundant and I really felt like a lot of what was written was padding that could have been taken out There was just too much that didn t affect the storyline that, if it was removed, would have made the book far readable I found that certain sections would have me gobbling all the wor [...]

    23. Well, I ll be very frank This wasn t as good as White Oleander, which I gave five stars, hands down I had wanted to read Paint it Black for several years because I loved White Oleander so much I was pretty excited when I finally found a copy a few weeks ago I m not sure if I m just spoiled by Stephen King, whose books I ve been divulging in for several months, or if it has to do with the excitement and anticipation of reading Paint it Black Or maybe my taste in reading has changed since I read W [...]

    24. Not much of any developement in this story Its about a punk chick whose artist boyfriend commits suicide It was sad and depressing and never got better or worse I was expecting so much from this book but I felt like I just read the same thing over and over again It was long and could have been summed up in about a quarter of its length I kept waiting for something interesting to happen between the boyfriend s mother and the girl, but I got nothing Both the mother and the girlfriend weren t good [...]

    25. But that was the thing about zero Its weakness Even if zero had taken over the entire universe, the biggest fascist of all, one tiny gesture could deny it One footprint, one atom You didn t have to be a genius You didn t even have to know that was what you were doing You made a mark You changed something It said, A human being passed here And changed zero to one.It s writing like this that make me want to read everything Janet Fitch has ever produced.

    26. Well, the first day after finishing this, my soul was in tatters It s just so damn sad But I took comfort in the fact that the main character, Josie Tyrell, was far worse off At the beginning of Paint It Black she discovers that her handsome, gifted boyfriend has committed suicide The story which follows is a grueling tournament of obstacles Josie must face in order to come to terms with this death She must stare down her anger and examine the role she played in his despair Appropriately, she do [...]

    27. I tried and I tired but I just could not continue to read this book I m not sure what the problem was I did catch a nasty virus after starting this book, and had to take a few days off from reading it due to the fact that I could barely sit up for than 5 minutes at a time, let alone keep my eyes open long enough to read a page So maybe that had something to do with it I don t know.I do know that I became very bored with the boo hooing over the lost boyfriend I was nearly half way through this b [...]

    28. I m surprised that so many people hated this book True, it took me AGES to get into it, and at first it does seem quite slow and I was a bit disappointed, but then I read it all in one go literally I read it around xmas and I had to do a lot of travelling , and I ended up by actually liking it Not loving it, but I didn t hate it I thought the characters were interesting Well, not the main one, really, and I thought Michael was bit of a pissant but Meredith was a pretty good character I mean, yea [...]

    29. Because of my love for White Oleander I automatically went for this title It is a much grittier story than Oleander, but equally powerful It follows the life of the main character, Josie, who is a struggling to make a life as an actress in LA Hailing from the trailer parks of Bakersfield, CA, Josie never really received much support to make something of herself, so when she became the object of affection of the rich, spoiled Michael Faraday son of a renowned concert pianist and travel writer she [...]

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