A riveting Wall Street Journal portrait of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the women in his life 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Wrights birth Having brought to life eccentric cereal king John Harvey Kellogg in The Road to Wellville and sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in The Inner Circle, T.C Boyle now turns his fictional sights on an even colorful and outlandish character Frank Lloyd Wright Boyle s incomparable account of Wright s life is told through the experiences of the four women who loved him There s the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff, the passionate Southern belle Maude Miriam Noel, the tragic Mamah Cheney, and his young first wife, Kitty Tobin Blazing with his trademark wit and inventiveness, Boyle deftly captures these very different women and the creative life in all its complexity....
|Title||:||The Women: A Novel|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Books Reprint edition December 29, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||464 pages|
|File Size||:||883 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Women: A Novel Reviews
Apparently, Frank Lloyd Wright was a sort of male Siren, irresistibly alluring to women of all types. And like the Sirens of Greek myth when you responded to his beck and call, you were dashed to pieces upon his monumental ego, cruelty or indifference. So says T. C. Boyle, who has written an engaging, if over-long fictionalized version of the women in America's, and perhaps history's, greatest architect.
I am a fan of T C Boyle but the book is suffering from a complicated and contrived structure with a uninteresting and cartoonish Japanese narrator that does add nothing to the story, just making it even more artificial. The women are not very interesting either, they all unexplainably love this male chauvinist narcissistic windbag. If one would not know who FLW was in reality, one would be hard to justify this overlong disjointed story of his women. Finally I got tired of this book and unable to finish it after skimming over long passages of trivia.
It was interesting to discover about Frank Lloyd Wright from the perspective of his wives and mistresses over the years. It does not fully address the creativity of the architect, but provides insight if the daily challenges in early 1900's, and society view of divorced couples in US.
I read "Loving Frank" which was about Frank Lloyd Wrights first affair with Mamah borthwick. That book was so beautifully written I found myself obsessed with his story and his work. I read this book "The Women" hoping for a little more of the story. But this book was no where near as good as Loving Frank. It was boring.
Frank Lloyd Wright was very close to his mother as a child and adult, and throughout his life he was rarely without a woman at his side. T.C. Boyle gives us a closeup of Wright's intriguing life and art by following the often complex stories of his relationships, especially the women with whom he had long-term intimate relationships.