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The Life and Death of Sophie Stark Audiobook

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Stark begins her filmmaking career by creating a documentary about her obsession, Daniel - a college basketball star. But when she becomes too invasive, she finds herself the victim of a cruel retribution. The humiliation doesn't stop her. Visionary and unapologetic, Sophie begins to use stories from the lives of those around her to create movies. And as she gains critical recognition and acclaim, she risks betraying the one she loves most.

Told in a chorus of voices belonging to those who knew Sophie best, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is an intimate portrait of an elusive woman whose monumental talent and relentless pursuit of truth reveal the cost of producing great art.

©2015 Anna North (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"North's engrossing second novel portrays with painful clarity the life of a flawed but highly talented artist." (Library Journal)

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    Angie Hawisher Charlotte, NC United States 08-02-17
    Angie Hawisher Charlotte, NC United States 08-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Well written but terrible story!"

    I love the writing but the story was so sad and depressing with no real point. The performance, though, was great!

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    Bridget C. 12-09-16
    Bridget C. 12-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Creating realistic art in a fictional world"

    I wish there was a search button for reviews so I could check the 3000 reviews of this book and see who else read the main character as high functioning on the autism spectrum. It seemed obvious to me as I listened but no reviews I checked mention this.

    It frustrated me once I realized a large premise of the book would be people talking about how they never understood what Sophie was thinking. All this while the author put together this interesting collection of voices who each directly mention huge red flags left me feeling cheated of resolution.
    I also docked a star because the movies described never came off the page and became real to me. It's hard to write about original creative work in a way that feels authentic and engaging (Wylding Hall pulls it off; Juliet, Naked does not) and it didn't quite work here.

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