Leaving Las Vegas

    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings
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Publisher Description

This “brutal and unflinching” novel of fleeting love in Sin City inspired the film starring Nicholas Cage and Elizabeth Shue (Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City).
 
John O’Brien’s debut novel, Leaving Las Vegas, is an emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it; a powerful tale of hard luck, hard drinking, and a relationship of tenderness and destruction.
 
An avowed alcoholic, Ben drinks away his family, friends, and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in the last great binge of his hopeless life. On the Strip, he picks up Sera, a prostitute, in what might have become another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead, their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as they form a bond that is as mysterious as it is immutable.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
210
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grove Atlantic
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

BirdoWorky ,

Amazing

I absolutely love this book. It remains one of my top 5 favorite movies, so I was hopeful the book would live up to the adapted screenplay. It definitely did. What an amazing depiction of two people, lost in their own ways, coming together to show one last glimpse of humanity to the other. This is also the best illustration of actual alcoholism I have seen laid out in popular culture. I highly recommend this novel to anyone hoping for an engaging story, and the pain and anguish that goes along with it. 5 stars.

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