Bright Shiny Morning

Bright Shiny Morning

Book - 2008
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One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel--a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original.

Dozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines--some never to be seen again--but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives: a bright, ambitious young Mexican-American woman who allows her future to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him; a couple, both nineteen years old, who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city; and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a meth-addled teenage girl shows up half-dead outside the restroom he calls home.

Throughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061573132
0061573132
Branch Call Number: FRE
Characteristics: 501 p. ;,24 cm

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FoxLarkin
Dec 11, 2017

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Irene1966
Nov 14, 2012

I really enjoyed this book, from the quick LA facts to the characters. Couldn't put it down.

Emptynet Jul 26, 2011

James Frey does a great job of story telling. the stories are mixed in together, but unrelated. A bit confusing at time with no true endings

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lkel58
Mar 10, 2010

A great read that tells the story of a variety of unrelated characters living in LA. Every chapter is introduced by an interesting fact about L.A. The writing is style is very fast paced - you can hear the cynicism in the writer's voice that reflects the hard, driving life in the big city.

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moemoecrew
Nov 02, 2008

Very disappointed! Doesn't even compare to his other writings

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