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Brightness Falls Paperback – March 31, 1993
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If the book retained only the scandal and cynicism, the sexual machismo and predation, it would be a no-go. However, there is just enough sympathy and objectivity in the writing style to see and feel the characters, and thus to begin to like them, even. In the end this book is a page-turner, and at best it truly brings the characters and their lives from the page directly into the conscious minds of the reader.
The characters were interesting but I didn't really like them, which was disappointing. The heroine was too insecure for my taste and too clingy, the hero too selfish. Great insights into the world of publishing.