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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last two reviews of 2009 at Amazon for Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour

Dec. 31, 2009, “Cepet” left a review at Amazon of Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour and gave it 5 stars. (Thank you, Cepet):

Cepet’s review:
Well written. The way the authorities and investigators handled this case is sickening. I will never look at Walken and Wagner the same again. They need to realize that "truth will set them free" and fess up to what really happened that horrible night.

Dec. 28, 2009: “Nonnavecchia” (Ann) gave GNGS one star in her review at Amazon.
Ann’s review:
For me this book went nowhere and not even fast. Dennis Davern appears to be a parasite who can't even get his act together enough to give a straight forward accounting of an incident he witnessed first hand. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR YOUR TIME! Enough said!

My response: Ann, thank you for taking the time to review GNGS. I must tell you, this saga went NOWHERE and not even fast for me, too, for many, many years. I am grateful, however, that FINALLY, Natalie Wood has a voice because everything is GNGS is true and written with honesty and integrity, and I was doubly objective because of my friendship with Dennis Davern.
Getting Goodbye Natalie Goodbye Splendour published was quite a journey, and on this last day of 2009, I thank everyone involved and who supported the effort for Natalie Wood. Oh, mistakes were made along the journey, but none that compare to the grave mistake made on the night of November 28, 1981.

Following are the two comments that were left after Ann’s review by two other readers: Gampy and LoraC, thank you.

Comment by “Gampy”
For me, the investigation into Natalie's death is what went nowhere and went nowhere fast. How one can call Davern a parasite, which is discussed over and over at these reviews, astounds me. He was a young guy when employed by the Wagners and from what I read and believe, worked since his teenage years to his present day business ownership. The parasite, in truth, is Wagner who is responsible for his wife's death yet reaped all of HER hard-earned fortune. This is an unfair review, and I felt I should comment on that to suggest readers decide for themselves. This book is a labor of effort and deserves so much better than these kind of remarks. Check it out of a library or borrow it. You'll choke on this review. It's so unfair to Natalie who does deserve justice.

Comment by “LoraC”
Here, here, Gampie. My take on this book is that it is the most honest, most unsensationalized accounting ever told of a celebrity tragedy. In a society where fame and fortune trump Truth, I admire the testicular fortitude of the authors and the publisher of Goodbye Natalie. The only people who do not see the honesty in this book are those poor shlubs incapable of distinguishing between cardboard onscreen personalities and the human actors who portray them. Wagner, by his own account in his autobiography, is a shallow, conceited, egomaniac. He says a key moment in his life was when, at 8 years old, he exited a movie theater, crying, and saw the dog that had starred in the movie he'd just watched. Overcome, he threw his arms around the dog, and photographers started snapping pictures. In that moment of supposed emotion, he thought, "Gee, this is pretty good." The moment became ALL about him--as would every other moment of that sociopath's life. He is a consummate fake without a shred of sincerity in him.

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