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The story starts out with "Here you go again. All messed up and no place to go". It proceeds to tell the story of a young man living in Manhattan and dealing with a lot of internal... Read morePublished 1 month ago by V. N.
This is not a book I would have just picked up on my own but was required for a class I was taking.
I didn't enjoy it at all. Read more
"Bright Lights, Big City" starts with an assault of words, structure, rhythm, and tone. I said to myself, "this is going to be a great novel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. Tucker
This book is funny, punchy, reasonably witty, and based on some known people in Manhattan: if you're familiar you can have fun figuring out who they are. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anne-Marie
Some people may claim this is too selfish a story. The narrator tends to be very self involved. But that's the way life is sometimes, selfish. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Countmonster
Fast read-only 188 pages- interesting story, although it takes place back in the 80s, and is a bit dated. Recommended.Published 5 months ago by NY Carol
After reading Bright Lights Big City, I believe it's true that Jay McInerney is the prophet of the 80s, Although I wasn't directly involved with the reality discussed in the book,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joan Malcolm
McInerney's book remains relevant in 2014. I'd never read a book in second person before and while it took a few chapters to get into it, I thought it allowed for a deeper... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Tomasetti