Friday, January 25, 2013

Lets look at Lola Bensky by Lily Brett

Beverley is reading Lola Benksy by Lily Brett. Thanks Beverley for your review.
 
Lola Bensky is a young rock journalist who interviews rock stars in a fabulous era of rock music – 1967. She provides fascinating insights into the lives of Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Mama Cass and Janis Joplin.
Coming from a family scarred by the Holocaust and struggling to understand the impact of the death camp experiences on her parents, Lola’s interview tactics seem to reflect her own questions regarding parents tragic past.

This book is a warm, funny, sensitive read about a journey of self-understanding. Did the scenes with the famous rock stars (many now dead) really happen? It does not matter as the reader is left with glorious images of the gentleness and frailty of those big personalities.

I loved this book. It did take a while to get used to the style, but every word and minute spent with Lola Bensky was memorable.
 
The link below will take you to The Hills Shire Library Service catalogue to order your copy of Lola Bensky
 
http://librarycatalogue.thehills.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/


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