I Should Have Stayed Home

I Should Have Stayed Home

by Horace McCoy

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Overview

TEMPTATION and DESIRE in Hollywood!

Ralph Carston, a handsome young man from Georgia, and roommate Mona Matthews work as extras and dream of Hollywood stardom when a courtroom fracas by Mona gives them a flash of notoriety. This leads to a swank Hollywood party and an introduction to Ethel Smithers, a rich older woman with a less than pure interest in Carston.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618952974
Publisher: Bibliotech Press
Publication date: 07/20/2018
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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I Should Have Stayed Home 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
pamelad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bleak, short novel about Hollywood. McCoy's Hollywood is a cynical, sordid place that destroys the lives of the naive, young men and women who are drawn there in the hope of becoming stars. An indictment of the fan magazines that draw them.
datrappert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
McCoy's story of a naive Georgia boy trying to make it in Hollywood has that same desperate 1930s tone that pervades his other work, along with such books as Thieves are Us and You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up. It is much more consistent in tone, and therefore more successful, than McCoy's No Pockets in a Shroud, but it still lacks the impact and perfection of They Shoot Horses, Don't They? It is well worth picking up, however, for its portrayal of a believable set of characters, each of whom deals with the emptiness of Hollywood in his or her own way.