October 6, 2008

Review: Chasing Diana by Jack and Robin Firestone


Where were you the night Princess Diana died? I was at a baseball game but Jack and Robin Firestone were in a taxi in Paris driving by the accident that tragically took the life of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed.

Chasing Diana is a fictional account of the behind the scenes look into the deaths with just enough truth thrown in to make you wonder. Cleverly written as a screenplay, the story kept me riveted to the pages. We learn how Diana’s death and the media frenzy that follows does, affects a family that’s already experiencing personal turmoil. Throughout the whole book I wondered exactly how much was fiction and how much was reality.

This was the first screenplay style novel that I’ve read and it easy to read. I recommend this book to anyone who had any interest in Princess Diana and those who want a speedy one or two day read.


Ladytink_534 said...

Have you seen this interview with them? I don't know but it might have been from when it first happened.

MonieG said...

Thanks for the link. I hadn't seen that video. Can you imagine seeing that? I can't imagine what that would be like. :(

Wendi said...

Thanks for the review - I'm reading it now (along with a few other books . . ) and will post a review shortly.

:) Wendi

PS - I struggled with the screenplay format in the beginning, but it has gotten easier, and I enjoy trying to picture the movie scenes while I'm reading!

Anonymous said...

Monie, this sounds like a book I would love to read. I love Princess Diana and was heartbroken about her death! Although I did not know her, for some reason, I related to her, or I felt her pain in someways. thank you for sharing this review.

Ladytink_534 said...

Me either! Those people who just stood there taking pictures should be more than ashamed of themselves.

cheryl c said...

This sounds like a fascinating book. It is really something how enamored the world was and still is with Diana. It was such a tragic ending to what should have been a modern fairy tale.