Los Angeles: People, Places, and the Castle on the Hill

Los Angeles: People, Places, and the Castle on the Hill

A.M. Homes / Jul 23, 2019

Los Angeles People Places and the Castle on the Hill The surreal City of Angels is a unique amalgam of past and present tradition and revolution dreamscape and reality Whether in history books or on the silver screen the Los Angeles landscape has lon

  • Title: Los Angeles: People, Places, and the Castle on the Hill
  • Author: A.M. Homes
  • ISBN: 9780792265368
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The surreal City of Angels is a unique amalgam of past and present, tradition and revolution, dreamscape and reality Whether in history books or on the silver screen, the Los Angeles landscape has long served as an ever shifting backdrop against which countless American anxieties and aspirations play out New York based novelist and short story writer A M Homes distillsThe surreal City of Angels is a unique amalgam of past and present, tradition and revolution, dreamscape and reality Whether in history books or on the silver screen, the Los Angeles landscape has long served as an ever shifting backdrop against which countless American anxieties and aspirations play out New York based novelist and short story writer A M Homes distills the elusive, quixotic splendor of this most beguiling of great American cities She checks us into the famed hotel Chateau Marmont and uses life at this iconic landmark as a multifaceted prism through which to view and experience Los Angeles culture, past and present.Built in the 1920s, the Chateau Marmont is where the famous and infamous have always come to stay for a few days or months at a time and sometimes, to die.

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      • A.M. Homes

        A.M Homes first name Amy is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, the travel memoir, Los Angeles People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, and the artist s book Appendix A An Elaboration on the Novel the End of Alice.In April of 2007 Viking published her long awaited memoir, The Mistress s Daughter, the story of the author being found by her biological family, and a literary exploration and investigation of identity, adoption and genealogical ties that bind.Her work has been translated into eighteen languages and appears frequently in Art Forum, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Zoetrope She is a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair, Bomb and Blind Spot She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, NYFA, and The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, along with the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.In addition she has been active on the Boards of Directors of Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown, The Writers Room, and PEN where she chairs both the membership committee and the Writers Fund Additionally she serves on the Presidents Council for Poets and Writers.A.M Homes was a writer producer of the hit television show The L Word in 2004 2005 and wrote the adaptation of her first novel JACK, for Showtime The film aired in 2004 and won an Emmy Award for Stockard Channing Director Rose Troche s film adaptation of The Safety of Objects was released in 2003, and Troche is currently developing In A Country of Mothers as well Music For Torching is in development with director Steven Shainberg with a script by Buck Henry, and This Book Will Save Your Life is in Development with Stone Village Pictures.Born in Washington D.C she now lives in New York City.


    901 Comments

    1. I wanted to like this book, because Homes is a pretty solid writer, but there's just no getting around the fact that the book as written has almost nothing to do with Los Angeles. The first chapter is all about the author's fear of flying. Um, okay. Then she flies to LA, checks into the Chateau Marmont, and basically never leaves. How original. Instead of bothering to get off her butt and explore the sprawling metropolis that is LA, she interviews staff at the Chateau Marmont and makes a bunch o [...]


    2. having grown up in la. i found the book full of cliches and inconsistencies. often the author celebrates her never spending much time in los angeles, aside from her youth, and then she causally mentions how everyone seems to know who she is as she hangs out at the chateau marmont. filled with interviews, presumably to fill the pages, the book does not offer any new or original insights positive or otherwise about the city. the book was commissioned by the national geographic society, and so perh [...]


    3. i usually adore a.m. homes writing--one of my favorite books is "this book will save your life" which is a quintessential LA story. so i was looking forward to getting into this book of essays on LA. unfortunately i was a bit bored with this collection. of all the interesting things there are to write about LA she went with the earthquakes, the geriatrics, and the most famous briss guy? the last couple could have actually been really interesting, but i couldn't get thru the old people essay at a [...]


    4. In case you missed me mentioning this before, here it is again: I am in love with A.M. Homes. Lost Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill had been sitting on my shelf for quite a while, and I threw it in my backpack while going off to visit my parents in November. I had to hit the road early so I wouldn’t hit the insane city traffic, then my flight was delayed, and before I knew it, I’d finished reading it. This was also mostly due to my curiosity in why Homes was interested in L [...]


    5. Avrebbe potuto essere un libro interessante, dove l’unione della scrittura di A. M. Homes si sarebbe unita alla struttura atipica, per le città americane, di Los Angeles. Una specie di guida turistica nella quale ci sarebbe stato posto non solo per le attrazioni più in vista, quella mainstream, ma anche per tutti quei particolari che magari solo un occhio attento come quello dell’autrice di La fine di Alice e Jack avrebbe potuto saper cogliere. Se vogliamo essere buoni possiamo dire che l [...]


    6. There are many reviewers here who seem to have been mislead by this book; it is published by National Geographic and has been mistaken by some to be a travel guide to Los Angeles, to be taken literally. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is written by A.M. Homes, a writer best known for her fiction containng razor-sharp observations of modern American Life and its' ironies. Homes explains in the intro. that to her, LA is the most quintessentially American of cities, and as a writer of [...]


    7. I enjoy AM Homes and I enjoy reading about Los Angeles - so this should have been the best book that I have ever read.This wasn't the best book that I have ever read I haven't read much of AM Homes' journalism - so maybe the high maintenance character that she portrays herself to be in this book is appealing to her more regular readers. her fear of flying - a whole chapter on that before she arrives in Los Angeles.her dislike of her rental car her dislike of her hotel room her dislike of LA as a [...]


    8. This book proved that I really love A.M. Homes. It's a Los Angeles travel guide (sort of). I have no intention of visiting Los Angeles. In fact, I think I probably hate Los Angeles, even though I've never been there. But I enjoyed this book.Homes turned this travel book into an entertaining narrative mostly about the Chateau Marmont hotel, which becomes the most important character in the book in some ways. I'd go so far as to say that this book is a love letter to the hotel. She also talks to l [...]


    9. This book wasn't really about Los Angeles, comprehensively at least. But I enjoyed the stories presented, the slices of life. Since I know about LA firsthand, it didn't leave me feeling hungry for more. So while this isn't a book for people who are trying to really understand LA, it's still an entertaining read, well-written and engaging.


    10. This is a books about an east coast intellectual experiencing small pieces of what she thinks LA has to offer. The majority of the book was a personal account of her experiences at the Hotel Marmont. I enjoyed this quick read because it provided me with some history of an intellectual LA mecca (the hotel).


    11. You won't learn much about Los Angeles from A.M. Homes; this is more of a sketch of the feeling of the city; impressions, and random musings & odd interviews. What you will discover is the elegant charm and mystique of the fabled Chateau Marmont, along with affectionate tales told by the famous and not-so-famous.


    12. I can't stand this book/writer. Very entitled/complaining about having to fly, complaining about how if a hotel isn't perfect she won't stay. Couldn't hold my attention even on a crowded boring bus ride. Life's too short to finish books that aren't good.



    13. Veramente deludente: speravo si raccontassero storie di L.A. invece alla fine un libro ego-riferito che non mi ha detto veramente nulla.






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