The Little Men

The Little Men In Penny is just another washed up wannabe Hollywood actress who is past her prime She has settled in to a quiet lifestyle and when she finds a low rent bungalow in Canyon Arms it s a dream c

  • Title: The Little Men
  • Author: Megan Abbott
  • ISBN: 9781504019118
  • Page: 360
  • Format: ebook
  • In 1953, Penny is just another washed up, wannabe Hollywood actress who is past her prime She has settled in to a quiet lifestyle, and when she finds a low rent bungalow in Canyon Arms, it s a dream come true Penny takes to the place instantly But the dream cottage with its French doors and tiled courtyard may not be as perfect as it seems Penny s new neighbors start fIn 1953, Penny is just another washed up, wannabe Hollywood actress who is past her prime She has settled in to a quiet lifestyle, and when she finds a low rent bungalow in Canyon Arms, it s a dream come true Penny takes to the place instantly But the dream cottage with its French doors and tiled courtyard may not be as perfect as it seems Penny s new neighbors start filling her head with stories about past tenants, whispering voices, and a suicide that may not have been a suicide at all Soon enough, Penny starts hearing strange noises and she can t help but wonder about the true fate of the bookseller who died in her home a dozen years earlier Her suspicions are only fueled by the ominous inscription that she discovers in a book that s closely guarded by her landlord The Bibliomysteries are a series of short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors.

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    1. "Just behave yourself, okay? Like a good girl."hahahahah ohhhh, sir, i feel i must warn you - megan abbott doesn't do good girls. this is just a little wisp of a story - part of mysterious press' bibliomystery series; where well-known authors write "short tales about deadly books." abbott's story is only tangentially about books, and here, it ain't the books that are gonna get you. this is abbott returning to her historical-noir comfort zone, and it's a tingly little tale taking the conventional [...]

    2. This is my first experience with Bibliomysteriesd after enjoying this one quite a bit- it probably won't be my last.[image error]Hollywood- 1953Penny- is an ex- actress turned make up artist. She has had her fill with the Hollywood life- and just wants a quiet, comfortable, stable- existencer the time being anyways. She thinks she has found the place to do that when she stumbles across the perfect apartment by accident- at The Canyon Arms- bungalow #4.but after signing the lease- she learns from [...]

    3. When Penny, a Hollywood makeup artist, moves into a low priced bungalow, she gets more than she bargained for. Will she find out what happened to the former tenant before the same thing happens to her?I got this from Netgalley.This short story from Megan Abbott is a tale of madness and suicide. Since it's really short, I'm going to skip over the nuts and bolts of the plot. Suffice to say, the Megster ran wild on me yet again, serving up misdirection and possibilities, before kicking me in the gr [...]

    4. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“This town can make a whore out of anyone.”Penny had dreams of being a queen of the big screen. Instead, once she did her time on the old casting couch . . . e found herself relegated to the make-up department. But Penny is a “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” type of gal and decided to take the high road – all the way to a little bungalow in Melrose Place Canyon Arms . . . It’s there she finds not only low rent, but charming décor, a full [...]

    5. I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley.Megan Abbott’s recent books have been focused on the terrifying inner lives of modern teenage girls, but she returned to her old school noir roots for this short story that’s part of a series of bibliomysteries done by Mysterious Press.Penny is a former actress turned make-up artist in Hollywood during the early ‘50s who thinks she caught a great break by finding a comfortable bungalow to rent, and as a bonus the place is filled with bo [...]

    6. So this is how this one begins -- and let me tell you, the opening passage gave me the shivers, the little hairs on the back of my neck stood to attention. If Ms. Megan Abbott should ever wish to venture into horror, I have no doubt she could make that genre her bitch. Read this: At night, the sounds from the canyon shifted and changed. The bungalow seemed to lift itself with every echo and the walls were breathing. Panting. Just after two, she'd wake, her eyes stinging, as if someone had waved [...]

    7. I received a free eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.This was fun. Right from the start I could tell I had something worthwhile in my hands, as Abbott lays out the 1950s Hollywood neighborhood that is the setting for this novella. In a few short paragraphs, she conveyed the imagery so well that I wanted to visit there, or maybe stop and have a beer.This story actually felt like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Perhaps the time period that the story was in added to that feel, [...]

    8. Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.Set in 1953, The Little Men is less of a mystery and more of a “holy $#” that was good read. The nicely woven tale concerns a young woman who the reader always borders on disliking and who may has her problems. Penny arrived in Hollywood with dreams of making it big, and while she did make something, one wonders if it was big. It sure doesn’t sound that way. It is to Abbott’s credit that while Penny is not someone we would want to be friends with, there is a [...]

    9. This short novella is part of the Bibliomysteries series – “Short Tales about Deadly Books…” It is 1953 and Penny is a young woman living within sight of the Hollywood sign. She arrived in Hollywood six years earlier, but her acting career has floundered and she has recently been dumped by her married lover. However, she is hopeful of a fresh start, enjoys her new job as a make-up artist and has recently moved into a bungalow, set around a courtyard. Penny’s neighbours are Mr Flant and [...]

    10. Girl Noir. I can't say I've ever read any before now, but who cares? I loved it. Megan Abbott's prose is so damn sharp that I can hear the hunting knife scratch on the inside of my kitchen wall from here.What can I say? I love Penny. I feel empathy for her. I got sucked right in to the mystery and sucked right into her empathy for poor Larry. This was damn fine suspense, worthy of any of the best horror writing I've ever had the pleasure to read. You might say I rolled in it like a dog to shit o [...]

    11. Penny's life reads like the classic Hollywood cliche. Like so many hopeful actresses before her she came to LA young, beautiful and innocent but age has creeped up on her, the wrinkles are showing and innocence went out the window a long time ago. It's time to face facts, and move on and Penny is determined to do just that. She's got a decent job behind the camera doing makeup, has rid herself of the married man she'd been seeing and found the perfect little bungalow with surprisingly low rent. [...]

    12. 4 stars!This was like a little mini Twilight Zone. I read it and I'm still like shaking my head like WTF? This girl gets this room cheap and its not far from work and she's real excited until she talks to her neighbor and finds out how she has got the room for so cheap. It was a nice short little story, only 71 pages long, and it told a story. I'm not much on short stories, so my review is pretty biased. However, I know there are people who don't have a lot of time to read and who would love thi [...]

    13. This is a tightly-paced, well-written novella. I dug the setting, the period and the way Abbott establishes the atmosphere with concise bits of prose. It's not easy to describe madness without cliché or giving away the farm through telling, and Abbott avoids both pitfalls and makes it all read so easy. I can't imagine the work that went into this wicked little tale.The fact that Abbott can tell a damn-good story across either an entire novel a la "Dare Me" or within a single novella, as she doe [...]

    14. A deftly-told Old Hollywood mystery disguised as a ghost story. A failed starlet rents a bungalow where the previous tenant killed himself. It all goes downhill from there.

    15. The Little Men is short. Very short. So short that it's probably better considered a short story than a novella. As such, this will probably be a very short review to match. The Mysterious Bookshop has published a series of short fiction from popular mystery authors that they're calling "Bibliomysteries". I'm definitely going to check a few more out, though I'll probably skip Anne Perry's because I may like murder in fiction but I'm not a fan of real-life murderers.This story takes place in 1953 [...]

    16. my first taste of Megan Abbott, and it wasn't bad. The prose and atmosphere are great, I read it in one go and thought that the depictions of how Hollywood used to treat women at that time were poignant and well done. I liked the ghostly side of things a little less, but am still looking forward to reading more by this author.

    17. There is no one who pulls off Hollywood noir time travel like Abbott does, and in such spare, snappy prose. More a 3.5 for a somewhat unsatisfying end, but sheer, unsettling bad girl fun throughout. Can't wait for her next novel.

    18. Set in 1950s Hollywood, this mystery tale is tinged with paranoia and obsession reminiscent of Cornell Woolrich, the lush prose, though, is pure Megan Abbott.

    19. Story-3.5Writing-4Enjoyment-4This was a short and creepy little tale set in Hollywood during the 1950's. It's good for a quick read, as it is quite short. I'll definitely be looking for more of this author.

    20. M and I trotted up to NYC this weekend to celebrate, not the death of Christ, but the birth of my mother (hi, mom!). We saw Mark Rylance kick ass in "Nice Fish" -- could it be anything but awesome? Nah. Plus, it was a truly MN play and made mr miss my once adopted home state, though I never lived in Duluth, just the wimpy Twin Cities. Then we had some time before and I forced my mom and M (though he avoided spending too much time in the store by walking over the Brooklyn Bridge) to stop at The M [...]

    21. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)In 1953, Penny is just another washed-up, wannabe Hollywood actress who is past her prime. She has settled in to a quiet lifestyle, and when she finds a low-rent bungalow in Canyon Arms, it’s a dream come true; Penny takes to the place instantly. But the dream cottage with its French doors and tiled courtyard may not be as perfect as it seems. Penny’s new neighbors start filling her head with stories about [...]

    22. La lecture du résumé m’avait donné l’impression que le livre serait fortement ancré dans le surnaturel. Or, c’est un peu plus compliqué que cela. L’auteure joue continuellement entre rêve, ou plutôt cauchemar, et réalité ; la frontière entre ce qui est vrai et ce qui provient de l’imagination de Penny se révèle plutôt ténue. Cette ambiguïté fait la force du récit et happe totalement l’attention du lecteur.Tout dans ce livre est étouffant, de la vie de Penny au Bunga [...]

    23. But she had the books. All those books, these beautiful, brittling books, books that made her feel things, made her long to go places and see things –the River Liffey and Paris France.Thanks to Open Road Media and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this story in exchange for this honest review.In this story based in 1953, Megan Abbott returns to the classic noir style of her early novels such as the Edgar award-winning Queenpin. Penny at one time had wanted to be an actress but now she’s [...]

    24. LITTLE MEN(BiblioMysteries Series)Written by Megan Abbott2015, 45 PagesGenre: mystery, novella, historical(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.) ★★★1/2"In 1953, Penny is just another washed-up, wannabe Hollywood actress who is past her prime. She has settled in to a quiet lifestyle, and when she finds a low-rent bungalow in Canyon Arms, it’s a dream come true; Penny takes to the place instantly. But the dream cottage with its French doors and tiled court [...]

    25. Megan Abbott's nasty little novella about the decline (mental and professional) of a struggling Hollywood has-been has elements of noir, psychology, and the supernatural. It's a "something nasty happened in the woodshed" scenario, but something nasty really did happen, and might be happening again. As our heroine Penny begins to see the Little Men dancing on her wall, the story evokes the feminist horror masterpiece THE YELLOW WALLPAPER. Her relationship with the older men in the bungalow next d [...]

    26. Penny, failed actress turned make-up artist, finds an almost too-good-to-be-true place to live in 1953 Hollywood. But the bungalow is not everything she dreamed of. She befriends her new neighbors, who tell her stories about past tenants, whispering voices and a suicide that probably wasn’t a suicide at all. It doesn’t take long for Penny to start hearing those voices, weird noises coming from inside the walls, and she slowly loses her mind.This is probably my fave of the Bibliomysteries so [...]

    27. Lu en français : Les ombres de Canyon ArmsMegan Abbott est très douée pour créer des atmosphères troublantes et étouffantes. Ici, on plonge dans le Hollywood des années 50, un monde de chimères toutes plus toxiques les unes que les autres. Penny, ex-aspirante actrice et maintenant maquilleuse pour un studio de cinéma, découvre le bungalow parfait dans Canyon Arms, juste au pied des immenses lettres qui surplombent la ville. Elle apprend ensuite par les voisins qu'un libraire s'est donn [...]

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