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Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

RIVETING !!!!

I don't usually read biographies and I was only a casual fan of Elizabeth Taylor -- I read of her "adventures, marriages, illnesses, etc. but I wasn't what I would call a real follower of her films and her life. However, I could not put this book down, and I gained a gr...
I don't usually read biographies and I was only a casual fan of Elizabeth Taylor -- I read of her "adventures, marriages, illnesses, etc. but I wasn't what I would call a real follower of her films and her life. However, I could not put this book down, and I gained a great respect for her after reading it - for her strength, her dignity and her kindnesses to her friends - she has a real inner strength -Richard Burton seemed like a tortured soul, but this book gave a real sense of the love and the unbreakable bond they shared. I actually cried when I read the last few pages - that NEVER happens to me! Their life together and even apart was very poignant- and tragic in a way - I almost hated finishing the book because I became so engrossed in their story - I would highly recommend this book not only to those of us who grew up during their Hollywood Reign, but even today's young people,to learn about the old Hollywood, the glamour, etc. and, it was funny in a way to read how scandalous their spending habits were viewed -- compared to Wall Street greed, the money the Burtons spent was nothing ! Today, your average hedge fund manager spends more and they don't even know what real glamour was.
This book did not just portray the movie stars that they were, it gave real insight into the two of them as real people, with real love, real pain,and I think it was very well written.

posted by 4097952 on July 26, 2010

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Dick and Liz the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie of their day

A great guilty pleasure read.

posted by doctor-zhivago on July 15, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    E-sample a disaster

    It is unfotunate that the sample is such a disaster. It repeats the first 20 pages or so at least 5 times, even within sections suddenly you are reading a section that sounds familiar!
    It is difficult to determine the quality of the writing because of the poor technical offering.
    What I did read was well-written and brought forward insights of two famous actors I saw on stage!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    boring

    Said the same things over and over again and again.Do not waste your time or money.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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