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Play It as It Lays explores a snapshot of a darker side of life in Hollywood in the 1960's. The short novel follows one woman's experiences and thoughts throughout a select moment in time.
This was the first book I have read by Joan Didion, and I loved it. It was spooky and eerie, portraying a side we don't often see of a world so public and familiar to us.
A worthwhile read for a rainy day, uncomfortable and melancholic, yet something I look forward to reading again.