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Wasted Beauty: A Novel by [Eric Bogosian]
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Eric Bogosian is the author of Mall, the plays Talk Radio, subUrbia and Griller, and the Obie Award-winning solo performances Drinking in America, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll. He is the recipient of the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award, a Drama Desk Award, and two NEA fellowships. An actor who has appeared in more than a dozen feature films and television shows, Bogosian lives in New York City. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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It has been 20 years since authors Jay McInerney and Bret Easton Ellis created a literary zeitgeist with their novels about the go-go 1980s, especially McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City (1984), which captured beautifully the excesses and despair of Manhattan's night life. How tempting for writers who missed the party to want to try their hand. Enter Bogosian. His novel features Reba Cook, a 19-year-old hick from upstate New York who is orphaned and left with only her immaculate beauty. While in New York City, she's discovered and immediately lands a modeling contract. For Reba it's all sex, drugs, and bankroll from here on out. Problem is, she finds hobnobbing with the rich and soulless a bummer. Luckily, she meets Rick, a middle-aged doctor with his own practice and a family. Rick's problem is that he's trapped in the "successful" life he painstakingly created. Together he and Reba form a meaningful connection. Although Bogosian is a skillful writer, his points feel cliched (living superficially invites suffering--no headlines there), and his characters sometimes seem like retreads from other novels. Ultimately, although he brings back gossip about the party, Bogosian reveals that it's still just the same old scene. Expect demand based on his name. Jerry Eberle
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • Publication date : June 21, 2005
  • File size : 643 KB
  • Print length : 272 pages
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster (June 21, 2005)
  • ASIN : B000FCKA2Q
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0743289366
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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