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The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli Hardcover – April 5, 2011
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Carolyn Henessey depicted Spinelli well but I feel at times she may have utilized too many cliche references to Film Noir or old movie classics. I like the utilization of it because that is a technique that is used on General Hospital when Spinelli is in PI mode but i think she went a little overboard. But all and all her writing made me laugh and I had a good time reading it.
This book, whether you enjoyed it or not, was a tribute to a wonderful and unique character that only could be developed on a Soap. Soaps are all about fantasy and it is a genre that should be celebrated...Buy the book if only to show how much you love Soaps and hope that you will be able to watch for some more years to come.
My special thanks go to Bradford Anderson without whom this character would be as flat as a piece of paper. Damian Spinelli is a success due to his creative and talented nature...Im glad i read the book and would recommend to all who are fans of Soaps....
I did not expect to be BLOWN AWAY.
Call me dramatic if you will, but having read all the reviews and then tackling this book, I can easily say that my expectations were not too high. But alas, good literature prevails. And interestingly, alot of the criticism that I had read slowly began to come to mind as I went throughout the book and the reasons to support the writing style and story plots slowly became clear.
Firstly, anyone who is familiar with the character of Damian Spinelli knows that he speaks in the most interesting vernacular. Additionally, if you'd been watching the show, the promotional scenes of Detective Spinelli pretty much gave the viewer an idea of how this new character would both function and speak. I went into reading the book with knowledge that this PI character was a fantasy conjured up by a wiz-kid genius who wished he were him. An over-the-top suaveness as well as a dramatic masculinity coupled with the adoration of the town's women who were now the damsels in distress, and you've pretty much got the Jackal as a PI.Read more ›
One of the reasons that I was so disappointed is that I love Diane Miller, and Carolyn Hennesy, and I won't look at either the same way now.
I did review Ms. Hennesy's first Pandora book for our HOA newletter and found it charming. I wish she could have brought the same charm to the Spinelli book. -- Pat
I ordered my copy through Amazon and when I got it, it smelled funky. Maybe it was near mold or mildew. They smell is just finally starting to go away (weeks later). I seriously could only read a few pages or a chapter at a time. I would gag on it when reading. The book isn't very long. No way should it have taken me a week to read it.
The book is different; one has to remember it's all in Spinelli's head so anything could happen. I didn't like that he knows Maxie is a whore and yet he stays with her and continues you let her do whatever she wants with whomever she wants. Should have kicked her cheating butt to the curb and of course in his mind all the ladies want a piece of the Jackal, just should be more reality then fantasy (on the show and perhaps in the next book).
I enjoyed some chapters more than others. My favorite chapters were Luke/Tracy, Jason/Sam, Lucky/Elizabeth and Johnny/Olivia. One thing I didn't like was all the pauses with the ... it got kind of annoying.
I would love to see a book two, but at the same time I would love to see it also include real PI cases Spinelli has worked on, that we can see him acting out on screen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reding this book. I t was full of adventure and unexpected surprises. Wish he would write another onePublished 15 months ago by Kekie
IT WAS A GOOD BOOK,GOT TO KNOW THE SOAP GENERAL HOSPITAL,IF NOT YOU ARE LOST.Published 19 months ago by doyal
It was ot what I expected. I thought Crolyn Hennesy would do better.Published 22 months ago by Janeshep
I love this book and I wish that they would write another. This book was great and who knew that Spinelli could create such wonderment.Published 23 months ago by Vicki Parker-Mabe