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Joan Didion is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as several screenplays written with her late husband, John Gregory Dunne. She lives in New York City.
This is not an easy read, but it's very atmospheric and that was what I loved best about this book. It's dark and sad and tragic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shello
Apparently this was a riveting novel in its time , but I found it painful and boring to read in the 21st-century. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Knitnut
Like most of the reviews, I love the prose of the novel. I was sucked into the novel quickly. I did enjoy the novel but will be honest, I was extremely affected by the moral... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shelly
I originally discovered Play It as It Lays on a list of books that everyone should read at some point in their life. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Busy Brunette
Minimal and poetic. Maria is one of those characters you shouldn't sympathize with, but it's almost impossible not to. It is fully realized Didion.Published 10 months ago by Jesse Bogner
I am obsessed by Joan Didion's writing style. As she imparts what might be considered the mundane, she keeps the reader hooked in by the cadence of her prose.Published 11 months ago by Linda Lowe