Fiction · Historical

City of Flickering Light


Title: City of Flickering Light

Author: Juliette Fay

Page Count: 400

Series: N/A

Publishing Date/Publisher: April 16, 2019 by Gallery Books

Format: Hardcover

Review: Interestingly, this book addresses very similar themes to another book I read recently, City of Girls.  This book is, however, much better in my personal opinion.  Though these characters are also flawed, I found them to be much more likeable than any of the characters in City of Girls.  It is hard for me on a personal level to understand the allure of the film industry, but it was fascinating to get a historical view of the glitz, glamour, and seediness of early Hollywood.  I also think this is a very timely novel, as it addresses the topic of sexual abuse and manipulation within the industry.  Despite it’s heavier content, this book is ultimately a book about unconditional friendship and the transforming power of love.  I especially enjoyed the character of steadfast Irene, and her relationship with naïve but charming Millie.  Overall it was an uplifting read.

Reader: Bekah



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