Bubbles #2020

Bubbles By Rahla Xenopoulos Bubbles On a winter s morning in in an empty field north of the city of Johannesburg the lifeless body of a beautiful young girl was found by a passer by She was identified as Bubbles Schroeder an
  • Title: Bubbles
  • Author: Rahla Xenopoulos
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bubbles By Rahla Xenopoulos On a winter s morning in 1949, in an empty field north of the city of Johannesburg, the lifeless body of a beautiful young girl was found by a passer by She was identified as Bubbles Schroeder, 18, and she appeared to have been strangled This is her story Born in the poorer part of the small town of Lichtenburg, Bubbles grows up with a bitter mother who takes in laundryOn a winter s morning in 1949, in an empty field north of the city of Johannesburg, the lifeless body of a beautiful young girl was found by a passer by She was identified as Bubbles Schroeder, 18, and she appeared to have been strangled This is her story Born in the poorer part of the small town of Lichtenburg, Bubbles grows up with a bitter mother who takes in laundry to make ends meet and a dull witted aunt She has never known her father Bubbles dreams of a better life for herself and she constructs an alluring fantasy world, a world of furs and jewels and Chanel No 5, where handsome men whirl her around a dance floor and send her roses At 16 she moves to Vereeniging to work in a coal agency and is befriended by the sophisticated Winifred Walker Winnie teaches Bubbles some social graces, giving her a veneer of sophistication, and, most importantly, she introduces her to erotic love Bubbles soon moves on to Johannesburg where she is taken under the wing of a tawdry, middle aged bookie, Barry, who continues her education, though not in the direction Winnie would have imagined Barry teaches her tricks to beguile a man He also introduces her to a social set of wealthy young men who find her captivating and introduce her to their friends Bubbles sees her fantasy world within her reach She is convinced that the perfect beau is about to swoop in and carry her away to a grand home and a life of fun and luxury Don t go thinking you re one of them , Barry warns her, but it is too late Out of her depth and completely misreading how high society works, Bubbles finds herself in a situation she can t control The world to which she aspires turns menacing and, ultimately, fatal.
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    1. This was based on the life and times of glamour girl, Bubbles but maybe just a bit too loosely She was even murdered in a different way than in life I did not find her character believable at all no one can be this naive I did enjoy reading about Johannesburg in the early 1900 s and so I rounded it up to 2 stars.


    2. I ve wanted to read this book since I heard the author comment in a radio interview soon after its release on the question of where to hide a body Page 2 of a Google search since nobody ever looks there Part of the dedication reads For the girls who didn t make it to the silver screen and who got nervous and drank one too many, For the girls whose necklines were too low and whose skirts were too high, For those who couldn t bear sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring and those who just wa [...]


    3. An eponymous fictional memoir, based on the real life unsolved murder of 18 year old Jacoba Bubbles Schroeder in Johannesburg, 1949.Through amazing imaginative empathy and her lush, yet effortlessly readable writing style, Rahla transports us back in time To a post WW2, pre apartheid era South Africa the half hidden world of a good time girl, her bookie, and the dearth of men willing to pay for the pleasure of her company Plus her association with a well connected and dangerously close knit circ [...]


    4. I loved this book Bubbles story is not an easy one to experience, but Rahla Xenopoulos manages to draw you right into Lichtenburg, Vereeniging and Johannesburg in the late 1940s Her vivid re imagining of Jacoba Bubbles Schroeder s life has you firmly plonked down inside Bubbles head, living and breathing and feeling whatever it that she is experiencing every funny, awful, frustrating, horrible and even ag shame part of it From watching her mother and Aunt get drunk after a day s slog doing other [...]


    5. Review from my blog The Word FiendRating 7Bubbles is a novel that s difficult to classify Part murder mystery, part historical and part drama it is Rahla Xenopoulos s re imagining of what Bubbles Schroeder s life and death may have been like Bubbles is a vibrantly written debut novel that holds the promise of a great career for Xenopoulos.The cover design for Bubbles is delightful The platinum blonde glamour girl on the cover looks out at the reader as though she has a delicious secret to share [...]


    6. Reading Bubbles was like opening my first ever bottle of French perfume I was assailed by the sweet and tragic scent of the life and death of a young girl in the late 1940 s in South Africa Her longing for the good life, for love and pretty things led to her unpunished accidental death at the hands of a group of wealthy young men in Johannesburg I absolutely adored it.




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