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Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
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Oct 25, 10

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010, guardian-1000, own, comedy, social-commentary
Recommended for: Is
Read from October 24 to 25, 2010, read count: 1

I loved this book - an account of a bright young thing living the good life in New York, only the good life has stopped feeling so good...

Putting me in mind of Bret Easton Ellis, sharing as they do the same line in cynicism, as well as taste in nightlife and inadvisable appetite for Bolivian Marching Powder (even if there is touch more conscience, but only a touch), the second person narrative helped pop you square inside the narrators head, meaning that you can root for him a little more than most of Bret's protagonists.

A must for anyone who survived the 80s, or who just love darkly funny books about the American Dream falling apart.

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