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Bright Shiny Morning Hardcover – May 13, 2008
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Two Teens runaway from home to start a life together. (Cliche)
A blockbuster actor married to a beautiful woman is really gay. (Cliche)
A spanish nanny with a deformity who starts a relationships with the son of a client. (Cliche)
A homeless man who befriends a runaway. (Most assuredly cliche)
The writing is shoddily punctuated, annoyingly incomplete, and choppy. (You look and have to make sure you read it right).
The language is rough. (Constant swearing, difficult to read material)
The vignette excursions are sometimes annoying, sometimes interesting, sometimes boring, sometimes a miss, and sometimes a hit. (Some worked in the book, other's probably could've been left out).
Now I'll tell you why none of these negatives matter.Read more ›
With that being said, I now want to gush about Bright Shiny Morning. No, it's not the least bit uplifting and it covers dark topics that many of us wish we could ignore. BUT...but the story is so well-told that you won't be able to put the book down...you will want to know what happens to each character, and why. You will be so instantly engrossed that even the unbelievably breathtaking views of the Caribbean will not cause you to lift your head up from the pages of this book. At least that was my experience.
READ IT! Then share with others. You won't be sorry.
Wow. I haven't enjoyed a book this much since The Corrections. This is a great book. JAMES FREY IS A BLESSING TO THIS WORLD.
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As a resident of Los Angeles, this was certainly enjoyable from the perspective of getting to learn so much about my city, in the midst of the man story lines. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mark in Los Angeles
Unique, brilliant, and intricate this book completely and absolutely captivated me. I could not put it down!!! What a readPublished 8 days ago by Daniella Orias
I am not quite finished with this book. It does paint a fairly accurate picture of the struggles of living in southern California. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Mario R. Estrada
excellent story with several threads about the different types of people in LA with historical facts sprinkled in between chapters.Published 25 days ago by Ronald Price
It was a little confusing in the beginning with all the story changes but after the first few pages I couldn't put it down I definitely recommended it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ashley
Superb writing. One of the sharpest insights into the human condition I've ever read. How do you combine historical information with fictional characters? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris D.
The most compelling thing about the book is the style it's written in. The syntax. The trivia about LA. Some characters feel summarized and even cold. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Paul Flores