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“Welcome to Hellywood! Some like it hot!”wisecracks graffiti on a freeway’s wall;“Abandon hope you dopes who drive by Christ!”bawls a billboard outside a bricked-up church;“No body? You’re nobody!” muscles ina sweating gym on Sodom and Inferno;“Hey, you’re a winner if you’re getting thinner,”shills hype outside a liposuction doc.That’s Hollywood! A smog of lies and greedbe“Welcome to Hellywood! Some like it hot!”wisecracks graffiti on a freeway’s wall;“Abandon hope you dopes who drive by Christ!”bawls a billboard outside a bricked-up church;“No body? You’re nobody!” muscles ina sweating gym on Sodom and Inferno;“Hey, you’re a winner if you’re getting thinner,”shills hype outside a liposuction doc.That’s Hollywood! A smog of lies and greedbetween the desert’s and the ocean’s sands,where the sun shines three hundred days a year,and heaven-sent beauty hell-bent on fametrades soul and body for a speaking-role...* * *thirty-three is an R-rated “screenplay in verse” for a movie that will never be made; that is, unless you watch it in your mind’s eye.In its thirty-three moments of love, it tells of a passionate and disturbed affair between a film director and a famous actress in Hollywood, where love is just the price you pay to get some fame, and “MGM” rhymes with “phlegm”.Alternately bitterly cynical and intensely lyrical, thirty-three tells a story never to be told, the real identities of whose protagonists must forever remain secret.thirty-three is Jaxy’s scandalous expose of the secret world at the heart of Hollywood.* * *When darkness pours the ocean of the moonover the dunes of deserts without water,the crushed seashells of the sand hear the sea,and the dead dream of the night without morning.When sorrow drums the conga of the moonabove the bitter tides of sugar-cane,the coffins of the slave-ships sail the fields,and the dead drag their chains of rusted tears.When shadows spin the dollar of the moonover the Capitols where wars are made,men squeal as their soft throats are slit like pigs,and pork is dressed as glory, greed as good.When midnight hangs the clock-face of the moonabove the crowded centuries of death,graves rise like islands from the infinite,and, as you walk the wind, I cry your name.Anna, Anna, Anna......

Title : thirty three
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ISBN : 29966140
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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thirty three Reviews

  • Miriam Smith
    2019-04-06 22:37

    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways

  • Kaylee
    2019-04-01 00:38

    I hate to describe things as powerful because it always sounds pretentious as if it should be on the front of some dime a dozen thriller but honestly this was just that in the end. I sat expecting a very light hearted commentry on hollywood and yes I got that but at poem 21 it really turned into something more... human, maybe?. These are many many highlighted sections of witty and poignant lines alternatively that I think I shall return to many times for a wry smile or a touch of jaded advice. Needless to say this little book shall grace my shelfs for years to come.Some of my favourite lines:"stretch your dreams along my lifeline's pathand when I close my fingers to a fistI hold my universe within my grip""money doesn't talk in hollywoodit shouts and waves its testicles aboutand so we're filming drivel word for word""but you alone are always only you"

  • John Naylor
    2019-04-06 18:28

    I received this book for free via Goodreads First Reads.First of all despite the claims on the cover and in the blurb this book was not written by Barbary Ape. It was written by another species of ape. It is a dark story told with humour and emotion written in verse. I admire the writing and how it fits together. The story is well told and believable. I feel it lacks a little in characterisation but it flows well. I enjoyed but did not love the read.I would recommend it to future poets and fans of poetry. You can write a story using poetry and this is a good one!

  • Claudia
    2019-04-08 21:30

    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.This book is a compilation of 33 poems that fit together to create a tragic but beautiful story of love and fame in Hollywood. It had me laughing at some of the darker humour within but also pining for the characters and connecting with the story as it's just so real. Completely unique never read anything like it, and the actual poems themselves were full of descriptive imagery that left me in awe. Beautiful fast read, only reason it hasn't been rated higher is I did sometimes find myself distracted by all the poetic techniques from the story behind it.

  • Pam Mooney
    2019-04-24 19:32

    I loved it! It is very entertaining and original. I love when an author can make scandal, cynicism, and a love story work in one volume. You have to read from cover to cover and then turn around and read again - you will be asking yourself who is Jaxy Mono as much as you will enjoy the book. I will watch for other works by this author. A good read.

  • Valerie
    2019-04-10 17:46

    Ive just finished this fascinating book of poems won in a Goodreads giveaway. I had no idea what to expect but I thoroughly enjoyed this dark but very humorous book and I found myself reading some of the verses more than once they were so poignant and well written. Well done Jaxy Mono, I am now about to start on Zootopia

  • Louise
    2019-04-26 00:50

    This was a giveaway book and I read it in one sitting. It was just ok for me, I really couldn't get along with the concept of how it was written though in verse and set out like a screenplay. It contains 33 moments of "Love" between a film director and a actress in Hollywood.

  • John Greenwood
    2019-04-24 21:39

    Won as a Goodreads Giveaway, thank you!I absolutely loved this, the introduction made me think I was heading into a farce of poetry. But once I started with the verse I loved it. Very dark and very humorous - I especially enjoyed the last 10 or so poems.

  • Adeline
    2019-04-11 21:50

    Competition winner on good reads

  • Michelle
    2019-04-15 20:30

    I won this book on a goodread giveaway. Quirky black humour novelle on poetry .An easy quick read with antedotes

  • susan murray
    2019-04-23 18:32

    Won from goodreadsWritten in rhyme quick read about an affair with a director and an actress