Dark and menacing atmosphere through the book, easy to see why it was made into an iconic film! Read my full review here: https://thecuriousmagpie2018.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/review-what-ever-happened-...
This book is truly horrifying because it dwells deep within the psychological intricacies of the relationship between the two sisters. I‘m more of a psychological horror kind of girl (as opposed to the jump scare sort of humour), so this book was right up my alley. Also, there‘s a movie with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford that is SO GOOD.
Creepy AF! This edition included 3 short stories including "The Debut of Larry Richards" (quoted in photo) in addition to Baby Jane. Blanche and Jane hurt each other so much and didn't it make them the epitome of cruel? An introduction about the feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis (the stars of the WEHtBJ film) made it even more fascinating. I can't wait to watch the Baby Jane movie and check out "Fued." Where has this been all my life?!
Really loving "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" and Henry Farrell's writing. Of course, I'm not old, insane, and murderous, like Jane, but this sentence really resonated with me. Haven't we all looked for that finer, better self in the mirror and been found wanting at times? Thankfully, I think we all have a chance to continue to strive for greatness. #babyjane
Somehow this got picked for my classic lit book club for May. Personally, I don't consider it a classic. I know the movie is much more well-known. This story was just not that interesting to me. It's considered "horror", but it was not horrifying to me. Just lots of drama that was meant to be suspenseful. But I had a hard time caring what happened. The last 3 hours of the audio on Hoopla is a collection of short stories that I skipped. ⭐⭐
“Sometimes I wonder about the two of them over there in that big old house all alone. They don‘t ever seem to do anything—or have anyone in for company. It must be awful….”
As a huge fan of the film and now the show Fued: Bette and Joan, this book hit the spot. A good thriller of the time period, and written by Farrell at a time when he was strapped for cash. That is sometimes the greatest motivation behind stellar reads. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Started this "baby" this morning. What a ride! Inspired by the show Feud: Bette and Joan. #currentlyreading
I wanted to like this book. It had a very unique and interesting idea and I'd never seen the film. The trouble is that it has no idea how to use its suspense. At a certain point I wasn't so much on the edge of my seat as annoyed. I'm still glad I read it and I'm glad I have this story in my mental library, but it was a bit if a slog.
Last night's #bookanddinner - oxtail stew with basmati raisin rice. And an American classic. I've never watched the movie so didn't really know what the story was about!
Not too book-related but... How excited am I about Ryan Murphy's new mini series about the feud between Joan Crawford & Betty Davis?!? Let's just say VERY!!! Susan Sarandon & Jessica Lange + old Hollywood glamour & gossip. It starts March 5th on FX. Looks like some classic movie re-watching needs to happen. EW recommends What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Mildred Pierce, All About Eve, & Mommie Dearest-as Murphy says Feud contains shoutouts to it!💋
I just have to add this one for all of you who "love" a good, creepy, doll-face cover. ? The short story that inspired the movie "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" is also included in this collection. #madeintoamovie #SomethingforSept