Stars in His Eyes



Stars in His Eyes From the fascist Franco regime to Hollywood s glamour an epic historical novel based on the meteoric rise of one of the world s most celebrated restaurateurs Ceferino Carri n is desperate for a new life one of opportunity, fortune, and fame But he knows he ll never find this life in war torn Spain With his home country under the heel of the devastating Franco dictatorship and call up papers on his doorstep, Cefe knows there s only one thing he can do run.A new life awaits in America, as does a new name Jean Leon From the concrete valleys of the Bronx to the sun soaked hills of California, Jean crosses paths with legendary superstars, political powerhouses, and dangerous mobsters as he flees his past and pursues his dreams With friends like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean to see him through, Jean soon gets his own taste of stardom, opening his glamourous Beverly Hills restaurant, La Scala, to nightly swarms of celebrities.But with every new adrenaline rush of celebrity, Jean is further distanced from everyone he loves Only in searching through his ever receding past in Barcelona can he find the key to unlock the dream life he has risked so much to build. Best Read Stars in His Eyes [ By ] Martí Gironell [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 202 pages
  • Stars in His Eyes
  • Martí Gironell
  • 01 July 2017

11 thoughts on “Stars in His Eyes

  1. Natasha says:

    No plot tension, no characterization, no compelling reason to keep reading We get all of the high points of Jean Leon s life, but few setbacks or problems that give him opportunity for growth He remains at the end a self centered man, so foc...

  2. Liz Dz says:

    Could have been so interesting, but fell flat The main character was very selfish and displayed no personal growth throughout the story, which made him very unlikable The plot had gaping holes and was hard to follow.

  3. Jon says:

    I never knew biographical fiction was a subgenre Historical fiction I have no problem with, but this narrower focus feels pointless and even kind of deceptive Stars in His Eyes was myFirst Reads choice for June since it was labeled as a memoir and the fictional aspect wasn t immediately obvious from the website description.That said, while I won t be returning to this genre anytime soon, I enjoyed the narrative The author s writing is interesting He made a self absorbed, pretentious I never knew biographical fiction was a subgenre Historical fiction I have no problem with, but this narrower focus feels pointless and even kind of deceptive Stars in His Eyes was myFirst Reads choice for June since it was labeled as a memoir and the fictional aspect wasn t immediately obvious from the website description.That said, while I won t be returning to this genre anytime soon, I enjoyed the narrative The author s writing is interesting He made a self absorbed, pretentious jerk of a protagonist almost compelling despite the glaring negative qualities present in his personality The historical setting of Hollywood with characters such as Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Dean, Ronald Reagan, JFK, Marilyn Monroe, and oth...

  4. Danielle Zimmerman says:

    I did not like this book The beginning was promising It starts as the tale of a boy who wants better for himself and seizes every opportunity that comes his way But it quickly evolves into a Greatest Hits piece about a selfish, childish man who cares about nothing but being in every room where it happens Which would be okay if the book didn t endorse it or treat all of the insufferable and selfish actions as heroic ones This book struggles under the weight of its subject and the time sp I did not like this book The beginning was promising It starts as the tale of a boy who wants better for himself and seizes every opportunity that comes his way But it quickly evolves into a Greatest Hits piece about a selfish, childish man who cares about nothing but being in every room where it happens Which would be okay if the book didn t endorse it or treat all of the insufferable and selfish actions as heroic ones This book struggles under the weight of its subject and the time span it attempts to cover While it goes into annoyingly specific detail about certain, unnecessary things, it also can jump months, continents, and sometimes even YEARS in the span of a paragraph The book attempts to cover far too large of a time span in so little space Not only that, but the details is goes into are only aesthetic They don t scratch at any deeper meani...

  5. Tammy Adams says:

    This isn t a horrible book but it s not a great one either I got really bored throughout all the wine section The restaurant sections were interesting at times.

  6. Kay says:

    One of the free books onTells the story of Jean Leon who was the owner and entrepreneur of the LaScala restaurant in LA He catered to the stars of Hollywood and up and coming political stars at the expense of his family back in Spain and his wife and 2 kids in LA I did not care for the character b...

  7. Maureen says:

    Enjoyed the story, that tells of the struggle of an illegal immigrant in the late 1930s The list of famous celebrities and politicians the main character encounters on his mourners interesting It s a good read.

  8. Elly says:

    Mm This is a meandering book, I picked it up and put it down repeatedly Is isn t a book with a firm resolution His drive for all the things, the discontent as he chases to fill the void he never found the thing , the fulfilment or contentment Left me feeling the same, unfulfilled Hey ho.

  9. Colin Kernan says:

    Interesting butI just read a biography about someone who I never heard of and STILL have never heard ofOK, interesting story but what happened to Cefe Leon since 1981

  10. Patrick says:

    Thin but an interesting viewI was expecting an immigrant story but not this one It s an interesting view of Hollywood from a European perspective and seems to do a good job of it The interesting parts were for me the exact opposite, I wantedof the family story and the experiences of the Spanish Civil War Given that the writer was interested in Fifties U.S culture and I was interested in the life experience of a late forties refugee from Spain, I decided to part ways with the book.The s Thin but an interesting viewI was expecting an immigrant story but not this one It s an interesting view of Hollywood from a European perspective and seems to do a good job of it The interesting parts were for me the exact opposite, I wantedof the family story and the experiences of the Spanish Civil War Given that the writer was interested in Fifties U.S culture and I was interested in the life experience of a late forties refugee from Spain, I decided to part ways with the book.The story was a good one too slick and a bit thin and the background view of Hollywood in the Fifties, backstory for the main character was interesting It s not quite the picture of Hollywood that US readers will completely recognize I only got 35% or so through it.It was interesting but it examined a subculture of which I was...

  11. Diane says:

    Oh dear I listened to this on audiobook and finished up speeding it up to 1.5 to get through it It might have been the translation, but I suspect not, it seemed poorly written and the main protagonist was both surprisingly boring and appeared to completely lack empathy It was full of name dropping conversations with celebrities who were all the main characters best friends It is supposedly a fictionalised account of a famous restauranteur, the guy who started La Scala told primarily though Oh dear I listened to this on audiobook and finished up speeding it up to 1.5 to get through it It might have been the translation, but I suspect not, it seemed poorly written and the main protagonist was both surprisingly boring and appeared to completely lack empathy It was full of name dropping conversations with celebrities who were all the main characters best friends It is supposedly a fictionalised account of a famous restauranteur, the guy who started La Scala told primarily though his eyes He appears to have been best buds with James Dean, M...

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