The Electric Hotel

The Electric Hotel

Dominic Smith / May 21, 2019

The Electric Hotel From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds thr

  • Title: The Electric Hotel
  • Author: Dominic Smith
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  • From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith, a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I A sweeping work of historical fiction, it From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith, a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I A sweeping work of historical fiction, it shimmers between past and present as it tells the story of the rise and fall of a prodigious film studio and one man s doomed obsession with all that passes in front of the viewfinder.For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Lumi re brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose the past comes surging back In his run down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication June 4th 2019 by Sarah Crichton Books More Details Original Title The Electric Hotel ISBN 0374146853 ISBN13 9780374146856 Edition Language English Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith Author Release date Jun 04, 2019 Enter for a chance to win an advance copy of THE ELECTRIC HOTEL by New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith His radiant novel traces the inter Enter for a chance to win an advance copy of THE ELECTRIC HOTEL by New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith His radiant novel traces the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museE ELECTRIC HOTEL winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and the battlefields of Belgium during World War I A sweeping work of historical fiction, it shimmers between past and present as it tells the story of the rise and fall of a prodigious film studio and one man s doomed obsession with all that passes in front of the viewfinder.For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Lumi re brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose the past comes surging back In his run down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Historical Fiction 2019 280 books 274 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 37 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 26, 2019 Candace rated it it was amazing The Last Painting of Sara de Vos was an extraordinary reading experience and a tough act to follow Author Dominic Smith appears to be a writer ready to transport readers to a totally different world Instead of 17th century Amsterdam, he takes us to the turn of the 20th century world of early cinema.As a young French photographer, Claude Ballard sees a demonstration of moving filmstrips presented by the Lumiere brothers He is fascinated, and begins making these very brief films himself in The Last Painting of Sara de Vos was an extraordinary reading experience and a tough act to follow Author Dominic Smith appears to be a writer ready to transport readers to a totally different world Instead of 17th century Amsterdam, he takes us to the turn of the 20th century world of early cinema.As a young French photographer, Claude Ballard sees a demonstration of moving filmstrips presented by the Lumiere brothers He is fascinated, and begins making these very brief films himself in hopes of joining the brothers in bringing this new art form to the world He will do this, traveling the world collecting images and sharing them with eager audiences.In the 1960s, Claude is living in a worn Hollywood hotel with the nitrate films of his career disintegrating around him A young film historian runs him down to hear his story and offers to restore the films Claude has been trying to preserve But most of all, he s come to talk to him about The Electric Hotel, the vanished film he considered his masterpiece As the two ends of Claude s story come together, we meet a cast of characters including Sabine Montrose, the respected French actress whose filmstrip of a playful bubble bath with a soapy kiss blown to the audience changes all their lives.This is a lovely novel, offering rich, appealing characters, exploration of a little known glimpse into a brief period of film history and a new window into World War 1 The Electric Hotel is an immersive experience.Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for permission to review this fine novel flag 2 likesLike see review Christy Cowell Your reviews are so thorough and enticing Jan 27, 2019 11 04PM Jan 13, 2019 Janet rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019ng, kindle, book club picks I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith, a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and on the ba I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith, a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I A sweeping work of historical fiction, it shimmers between past and present as it tells the story of the rise and fall of a prodigious film studio and one man s doomed obsession with all that passes in front of the viewfinder.For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Lumi re brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose the past comes surging back In his run down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him.Having just read into the movie empire once based in Fort Lee, NJ and the early poverty row studios as they were called according to Images of America out in Hollywood I was fascinated by the story behind this book It is a gripping tale that spans almost 5 decades and it is so gritty I almost had to wipe the dirt out of my eyes This was not an easy life to read about war is literally hell , but in the end, it was rewarding Very rewarding.The story is well crafted and so enjoyable ask my husband how I ignored him the entire time I was reading it Dominic Smith is an excellent author with an interesting back story he is an NYT writer and an Aussie living in Texas which is certainly an interesting journey, if not resulting accent GREAT JOB Be forewarned book club, this is on this year s menu I hope that you fall in love for Claude Ballard as much as I did As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis outside of Instagram and Twitter so let s give it flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Katie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction The title Didn t think it sounded too promising, you know but I was wrong, so very, very wrong and it was my good fortune to meet an elderly French gentleman, Claude Ballard, living out his life in a rundown Hollywood hotel This is not the electric hotel of the title, but it is the same hotel where, according to this novel, D.W Griffith died Turns out, Mr Ballard has a history in silent film that predates Griffith, and we go back in time to learn about the earliest days and the simple The title Didn t think it sounded too promising, you know but I was wrong, so very, very wrong and it was my good fortune to meet an elderly French gentleman, Claude Ballard, living out his life in a rundown Hollywood hotel This is not the electric hotel of the title, but it is the same hotel where, according to this novel, D.W Griffith died Turns out, Mr Ballard has a history in silent film that predates Griffith, and we go back in time to learn about the earliest days and the simplest of films, moving figures in a stream of light Here is a man who films his own sister s death from tuberculosis as he tries to understand and promote this new medium Meet Sabine Montrose, a bold going stage actress who transitions to film and then into exile after starring in a doomed masterpiece And Chip Spalding, teenage Australian daredevil, forerunner of all Hollywood stuntmen to come Hal Bender from Brooklyn, where he stays a step ahead of trouble eking out a living with nickel peepshows, to studio head where he struggles to stay Unforgettable Lose yourself in layer upon rich layer and a stellar cast of characters Read Dominic Smith s lovely new work, you lucky reader, you It is truly a find.The Electric Hotel is not scheduled for release until June 4, 2019 so put this on your calendar Not to be missed Full Disclosure A review copy of this book was provided to me by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Sarah Crichton Books via NetGalley I would like to thank the publisher and the author for providing me this opportunity All opinions expressed herein are my own flag Like see review Banafsheh Serov rated it really liked it Dec 29, 2018 Anmiryam rated it it was amazing Jan 26, 2019 Gemma Davis rated it it was amazing Nov 22, 2018 Mikaila rated it it was amazing Nov 14, 2018 Lindsey marked it as to read Sep 21, 2018 Gina marked it as 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Texas His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Chicago Tribune.Dominic is the author of four novels, most recently of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Bright and Distant Shores a selection for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2011, and shortlisted for Australia s Vance Palmer Fiction Prize and The Age Book of the Year His awards include the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, and the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize In 2006, his debut novel The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great News Writers Program It also received the Steven Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters Dominic s second novel, The Beautiful Miscellaneous, was a Booklist Editors Pick and optioned for a film by Southpaw Entertainment.Dominic serves 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        Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Chicago Tribune.Dominic is the author of four novels, most recently of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Bright and Distant Shores a sel Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Chicago Tribune.Dominic is the author of four novels, most recently of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Bright and Distant Shores a selection for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2011, and shortlisted for Australia s Vance Palmer Fiction Prize and The Age Book of the Year His awards include the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, and the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize In 2006, his debut novel The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great News Writers Program It also received the Steven Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters Dominic s second novel, The Beautiful Miscellaneous, was a Booklist Editors Pick and optioned for a film by Southpaw Entertainment.Dominic serves on the fiction faculty in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught recently at the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, and Southern Methodist University


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    1. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos was an extraordinary reading experience and a tough act to follow Author Dominic Smith appears to be a writer ready to transport readers to a totally different world Instead of 17th century Amsterdam, he takes us to the turn of the 20th century world of early cinema.As a young French photographer, Claude Ballard sees a demonstration of moving filmstrips presented by the Lumiere brothers He is fascinated, and begins making these very brief films himself in The Las [...]


    2. I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.From the New York Times bestselling author Dominic Smith, a radiant novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his museDominic Smith s The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey America s first movie town and on the ba I [...]


    3. The title Didn t think it sounded too promising, you know but I was wrong, so very, very wrong and it was my good fortune to meet an elderly French gentleman, Claude Ballard, living out his life in a rundown Hollywood hotel This is not the electric hotel of the title, but it is the same hotel where, according to this novel, D.W Griffith died Turns out, Mr Ballard has a history in silent film that predates Griffith, and we go back in time to learn about the earliest days and the simple The title [...]


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