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Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
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Jun 29, 07

Read in June, 2007

You get used to reading a novel in second person pretty quickly, so it's not really that annoying. You enjoy how quickly the pages turn, how quickly the plot flows. It's a fun read, if not a deep one. You recognize the parallels with your own life, but don't feel the need to dwell on this. You end up liking the main character, even though you know he's an asshole. You're a bit resistant to some implied moralizing at the end, but you let it go. And you will make use of the metaphor of cocaine use as Bolivian Marching Powder in future conversations. That's about it. Forgettable, but worth your time.
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Kiera Dear Shepherd,

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