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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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not nearly as captivating as Frey's My Friend Leonard. The relationships in this book are all over the place, so, as the reader, I never care that much about any of the characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allie K.
James Frey is incredible and this book is one of my favorites. I will read it over and over again.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Possibly my favorite author. Wish he wrote more books for adultsPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Frey weaves in and out of stories of various people in contemporary L.A., mingled with facts and statistics about the city. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cathe
I've said it before, I like the author's style. I enjoyed this book so much that I ordered it as an audio book to listen on my weekly commute.Published 5 months ago by Scott Miner
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 months 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 6 months ago by Daniella Orias