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A Dream Called Marilyn by [King, Mercedes]
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Length: 172 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 444 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Triumph Productions (March 23, 2015)
  • Publication Date: March 23, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SWH0DB4
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Decades after her death, Marilyn Monroe still inspires and intrigues us. A Dream Called Marilyn by Mercedes King gives readers a glimpse into Monroe’s final days through her psychoanalyst Dr.Charles Campbell.
King’s prose portrays Monroe as a woman still trying to find her authentic self while navigating the Hollywood facade and the Kennedy political intrigue. Her story resonates a complexity that has kept the world guessing and wondering what she could have accomplished had she not died so soon.
While Monroe’s story has it’s unanswered questions regarding both her life and death, I found Dr. Campbell’s story just as compelling. Campbell is a man trapped in his life just as his newest patient albeit for different reasons. While trying to remain professional , he falls victim to Monroe’s charms and vulnerability. Campbell provides a satisfying frame story that aids in personalizing Monroe’s situation.
A Dream Called Marilyn gives the reader a chance to be an eyewitness into Monroe’s last days through the eyes of Dr. Campbell.
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I don't know a lot about Marilyn - I just know I love her style and her quotes are usually spot-on with my own feelings. This book painted her in a way that I never usually visualize. She's hurt, broken, looking for "normal" - but finding love in all the wrong places. Then you have Charlie, a great guy who is in an desperate marital situation of his own. When you bring the two together you get all the roller coaster emotions that two hurting people would experience. Throw all of that in with mobsters and death-threats, and you get a dynamite experience. We all know the end of Marilyn's story, but you don't know the end of Charlie's. If you have even the slightest interest in the Hollywood era of the forties/fifties, this book will deepen your interest. If you already love this "scene", than you'll appreciate the work of Mercedes King in this novel.
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Marilyn Monroe is one of those icons that we don't forget, even years after her death. The book, A Dream Called Marilyn by author, Mercedes King writes a book that gives us inspiration and pages that you don't won't to quit turning. The author, goes into the final days of Marilyn Monroe through Dr. Charles Campbell, her psychoanalyst. Ms. Monroe was struggling to find herself while being int he Hollywood scene and the Kennedy political life. The story has such a complex plot to it that the world has been kept guessing what Ms. Monroe could have become and accomplished if she hadn't died. Her life has many questions that are unanswered. Even in her death there were answers to be had. Dr. Campbell story was just as interesting. He was trapped in his life just Ms. Monroe was only for different reasons. Ms. Monroe was very charming and vulnerable and Dr. Campbell was falling for her. The author wrote a tantalizing book that gave the reader an eyewitness account into the last days of Ms. Monroe's life through Dr. Campbell's eyes.Mercedes King wrote a book about one of our never to be forgotten icons and what her life held. As the reader you wonder what a different person she couldn't have been, but that is true for all of us. If only?

I was given a complimentary copy of A DREAM CALLED MARILYN from the author, Mercedes King and Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tours for my view of the book.
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**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**
Charles Campbell was a psychiatrist and had been infatuated with Marilyn Monroe. He was to meet her right in his office. Marilyn was already a movie star. She seemed to be able to stir a man's desires and make you fall in love with her. The studio felt that Marilyn was in desperate need of his services. He had already treated several actors and actresses. Charles felt Marilyn was luminous, electrifying and infuriating.
Charles was a man who was not happy in his marriage even though he tried to keep it together. He loved his daughters. He thought he could put his infatuation aside and really help Marilyn, but she ruled his sessions right from the start. He never really had control. Even though he had treated other stars, soon after meeting Marilyn he became obsessed with her.
It was really hard to critique this as in a lot of ways, it was believable. So many factors made the outlook of this book. I read it all in one sitting, but hard to say how I felt as I could almost imagine it a non-fiction work. So much has been written and surmised about Marilyn Monroe that this could very well be true. However, the parts that I felt were obviously fictitious were blatantly so, hence the conflict of my opinion and only three stars. It definitely kept my interest and really made me think about how I felt about this book. I don't remember the last time a book made me think like this. I would recommend this to anyone that has interest in the troubled life of Marilyn, even one that is fictitious and yet feels real.
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Much has been written and much more has been speculated about the life of Marilyn Monroe. The time prior to her death is particularly rich in material as her fans have tried to resolve whether she committed suicide or was murdered, and if she was murdered, what powerful men might have been the cause of her demise.
She was a sad creature- so loved by so many and yet so lonely and broken. This book of fiction takes the suspected affair with JFK, her break from the studio, a false pregancy and many of the people who moved in and out of her world. and throws them all together.
It puts a psychiatrist whose own life is in shambles into a relationship with Marilyn. Supposedly the studio has asked him to get Marilyn "straight" so that she can be reinstated and finish the film from which she has been fired.
Our intrepid psychiatrists gets personally involved in the fantasy and proceeds to make an even bigger mess of both of their lives.
There is also a secondary story going on and it could have been the more interesting of the two. We already know what the historical outcome of the story will be. Our hero is so weak and rather pathetic that it is hard to care what happens to him in the end.
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