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"...a brilliant and stunningly original work, by far the best novel I read in 2008."
"If you truly enjoy reading the latest, force-fed pabulum that can be found on The New York Times best seller list, stay the hell away from Broken Bulbs. However, if you welcome the challenge of tackling something totally authentic, surreal, disturbing and existential (and yes at times downright weird!), I strongly recommend Broken Bulbs. Where else can you find a stream-of-consciousness narrative full of references to such diverse subjects as A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Peter Brady, Norman Bates, Albert Einstein, Iggy Pop, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Woody Allen, as well as a demented mailman and six-foot-tall hamster wearing a suit (not kidding!)." --Alternative Reel
"An existentialist's dream, the author has dug in deep and laid bare the raw emotion so candidly that we can actually feel the futility, the desperation, and the humour."
"Philip Dick would be proud."
For clarification, I am reposting a review I originally wrote and posted on Goodreads.
The best thing about Wright's novella is the prose voice. Read more
Everybody wants to be or do something in life, and that "something" can sometimes feel nearly impossible to achieve. Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by Calamus Works
A lot of people are saying that this is kind of complicated to read... I'm sixteen and I don't really find a problem of reading it. I really, really enjoy this. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by R. Fancher
This book gave the reader very little. Was this person an addict? Was Bonnie a metaphor for drugs? The dealer? You never find out. This read was a thankfully short waste of time.Published on January 26, 2013 by MaryBeth
Dark, twisted and spectacular. As a writer, I appreciate the absolute desperation Eddie Wright conveys here, the need for something -- anything -- and the complete loss of... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by tankiesz
Loneliness, abandonment, the repetitive cycle of abuse, pain, longing, the need for nurturing, revenge spiced with love. Cried from page three till the end. Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I have absolutely no idea how to rate this book. I liked it, but it was...different.
What I liked:
1. The writing. Read more
A stream of consciousness style book like this might not be for everyone, as in may seem incoherent. It really isn't. Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by Damian P. Gadal
The book Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright was fantastic. It was a very artistically written and is a beautifully dark story. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Indira