I Could Go On Singing

by John D. MacDonald
Category: "Fiction - General"
Year of Publication:1964
Date Added:07/20/2008
Date Read:07/27/2015
Notes:Jason is a Hollywood writer who has been sent to London to babysit Jenny Bowman, an actress/singer who is about to ruin her career. Years before, Jenny had a son with an English doctor. She was talked into surrendering her rights, but now she wants to meet him. Everybody is against it, but she insists and, in the end, meets the boy and gets close to him. Jason is around mostly as a narrator of events. He also has his own story — the pursuit of, and eventual connection with, Jenny's secretary Lois, a beautiful but distant woman hurting from a past hearbreak.
My Rating: 5

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Review - I Could Go On Singing

I think this is a novelization of a Judy Garland movie. I'm glad I didn't know that as I was reading it. But it does make sense of why MacDonald wrote this book so unlike his others. It felt flat, like an account of a couple days in the life of a group of people to which nothing happens that is of any importance or interest to anyone but them. The main character, Jason, isn't developed enough to care about.
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