"John O'Brien was a stunningly talented writer who created poetry from the most squalid materials."—Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City
Within the walls of a foreboding mansion situated in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, the suave Double Felix plays host to an array of beautiful women as well as his unlikely sidekick William. The mysterious patriarch g
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This rather slim novel is by the author of LEAVING LAS VEGAS, and chronicles the lives of various inhabitants who live in a lavish 'crash pad' high in the Hollywood hills. Double Felix (his name is Felix, but this is his rather clever nickname)owns the home, and oversees a non-stop alcohol fueled party, and he sometimes invites people to stay and live at the house. The novel is mostly told by William who was a high-profile, severely alcoholic corporate lawyer who came to party, and never left. A ...more
His other three works were published posthumously.
John O'Brien was born in 1960 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Los Angeles in 1982 with his then-wife Lisa. During his lifetime, he was a busboy, file clerk, and coffee roaster, but writing was his true calling. He com ...more