Posted by: Jeanie F | March 25, 2011

Time Out to Read Mildred Pierce

Yes, it’s true that I’m REALLY still reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, but with the HBO mini-series “Mildred Pierce” beginning this weekend, I’ve decided to leave the physical carnage of McCarthy’s Old West for the emotional carnage of James M Cain’s 1930’s Southern California. I hope I can stay one step ahead of HBO.

Did anyone else decide this is the perfect time for a little noir?


  1. This book sounds GREAT.


  2. It’s great, and a fast read! I started last night and am halfway through the book. Really interesting story – now I can’t wait to see the HBO version of the movie.

  3. If you’re enjoying HBO’s Mildred Pierce, join PEN Reads in reading Mildred Pierce and discussing this modern classic with other writers and readers:

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