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Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
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Jan 30, 2010

it was ok

Unnamed twenty-something lives a frantic life in New York. Can't ever seem to catch up at work, is always out with his fun-loving, drug-addled buddy, is mourning the loss of his model girlfriend who ditched him to pursue her "career."

Meh. I felt like this novel just tried too hard. I'm tired of NYC-based novels espousing the high-stress, "edgy" lifestyle. I don't want it thrown in my face. You try to connect with this character but you just end up loathing his inability to get a grip. It's just one excuse after another with this guy. Just because you live in NYC doesn't give you the reason to act like a child.


the writing style was unique, and I did feel compelled to read on, but overall, not a book that made that much of a favorable impression on me.
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