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Radiant Days by Michael A. FitzGerald
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Jan 15, 2008

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Read in January, 2008

Give the kids from "Less than Zero" 10 years & send them to the Balkans. Americas Gen X are clueless, soulless, just wanna get laid & do some drugs. Well, maybe (I think this point has been made a time or two before by Bret Easton Ellis & Douglas Coupland).

This is an ambitious novel & it isn't going to give you the warm fuzzies about America or Americans (esp. abroad). I tired of Anthony probably more quickly than the author would have liked. Of course you are not supposed the like Anthony, he has not one redeeming quality, but somehow you know he'll end up on his feet.

The novel is well written, but too many flaws (here is one, Anthony can only find Israel & Saudi Arabia on a map of the Middle East, but later in the novel is reading The Atlantic Monthly?) & tired references to how horny Anthony is, make this book a 3 star read.
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