he by John ConnollyJohn Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker series of detective novels, has never been afraid to experiment outside his first genre. This is not without difficulties. This is a book about love: love of women, love of men, love of art, love of comedy. It is harder to suspend disbelief when Stan Laurel is not an imaginary character. When those researched concrete details coalesce, a world of Dickens-like detail leaps off the page. Here Connolly writes about his struggles to free himself of Mae, his early common-law wife who stands in the way of his success.
‘He’ review: A complicated reimagining of Stan Laurel’s life
Of the one thousand photos here new to this printing , I would venture to say only dozens have been published before. If you love Stan and Ollie as I do you will derive great pleasure staring at rare behind-the-scenes shots, scrapbook and home-movie frames, original newspaper ads and posters, elements of working scripts, and much, much more. Want to see Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, and Hal Roach taking an impromptu swim on location with members of their crew? This is the book for you. Bear in mind that this is a limited edition; according to the publisher, once this hardcover has sold out it will not be reprinted.
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