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Publisher Description

'An absolute triumph of a novel' Guardian

'Compulsive' Independent

Welcome to L.A. City of contradictions.

It is home to movie stars and down-and-outs. Palm-lined beaches and gridlock. Shopping sprees and gun sprees.

Bright Shiny Morning takes a wild ride through the ultimate metropolis, where glittering excess rubs shoulders with seedy depravity. Frey's trademark filmic snapshots zoom in on the parallel lives of diverse characters, bringing their egos and ideals, hopes and despairs, anxieties and absurdities vividly to life.

Some suffer, like the otherworldly wino who tries to save a spoilt teenage runaway. Others gain, like the canny talent agent who turns sexual harassment to blackmailing advantage. Some are loaded, or grounded, and have luck on their side. Others, like the countless actresses-turned-hookers, or schoolboys-turned-gangsters, are doomed.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
September 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
560
Pages
PUBLISHER
John Murray Press
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Monkey.one ,

Different but worth it

Understandably very different to Frey's prior two books but worth sticking at it. I loved A million little pieces, was a little disappointed with My friend leonard, and thought this was going along the same track as it takes some time to get into. Fans of Frey's will be used to his jumpy style but this one even had me confused at times. As always though, he doesn't disappoint when you get to the end.

jog_on_gaga ,

Bright Shiny Genius

I love this book, I love Frey. Unconventional, mesmerising characters, funny, sad, human and a perfect insight to life in a big fast city like LA.

Bezhamnett ,

A BRIGHT SHINY MORNING

Disappointing James Frey book, not the best of his, finished it but was disappointed

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