Friday, April 17, 2015

Last Night at the Blue Angel

Sophia's mother has spent ten years performing, on the verge of becoming famous.  As Sophia sits and watches her mother perform night after night, she is used to the nightclubs and the constant stream of people that seem to come in and out of their lives.

Naomi is a mystery, both to her daughter and the reader.  Sophia knows little about her mom's past, which is slowly revealed as Naomi narrates a portion of this story.

Last Night at the Blue Angel is an interesting story about a mother and daughter, about a woman and her choices, and a way of life not accepted in 1965.  

It did take me a while to get accustomed to Rotert's style of writing, which italicizes dialogue instead of using quotation marks.  In other books that has bothered me more than it did in this one, but for some readers that may be a turn-off.

I did enjoy the time period of this novel - 1965 (with parts set in the 1950s), and the Chicago jazz scene during this time period.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of Last Night at the Blue Angel to enjoy.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This was certainly an unconventional life for a little girl back then - it might even be considered unconventional today. It makes for a fascinating read!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.