- Full Description
Holy Wood is filled with freaks and monsters who all want a taste of Marilyn--exploiting her, changing her, seducing her. This fascinating but very dark parable is Marilyn Monroe's dark journey like you've never seen before, from naive Norma Jean Baker to "sex goddess." The famous Hollywood Hills. A strange spooky forest filled with freaks and old trailers. This is where movie stars are born in this alternate world. Determined to become one, shy Norma shares her hopes and dreams, but finds her path is far from what she expected. First published in France. A very strange and surreal graphic novel.
I found this dark, disturbing, and strangely moving, as if this is indeed what poor Marilyn would go through on her path to stardom and, ultimately, to drinking and a sad, early death. It was a page turner and I could not put it down until I'd finished it. This is not good-girl light entertainment...it's drawn in a dark, surreal, expressionist style that I found convincing and engaging.
"A brilliant, hallucinatory meditation on the phenomenon of Marilyn Monroe. It will alter your understanding of both Hollywood and Marilyn." -David Cronenberg
- Additional Information
Item Code MARIM Publisher Humanoids Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781594655357 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x10 # Pages 248pg Color Partial Color