Bright Shiny Morning


I haven’t done a book review in a while and I came to decide that most people just want a gist about a book, they dont’ want a long winding review. So from now on any reviews I give will be short and sweet, just like me :robin:

The Basics: Yes, it’s by James Frey and it’s also fiction. It’s about LA: the people from LA, the people that come to LA and those devoured by LA. You will never learn as much about LA as you will from this novel, which is fiction by the way. It’s about traffic jams, gangs, movie stars, immigrants, and homeless. There are so many different little stories about random people but you also follow a handful of people as you really get emersed into their lives.

The Good: It’s dark, it’s funny, it’s unromantic, it’s blunt, it’s clever, it’s poignant, it’s insane, it’s cruel, it’s thoughtful and it’s brilliant. If you happen to like audio books also, this is a fantastic reading by Ben Foster.

The Bad: Some of the ending annoyed me, some of it I loved. I may change my mind in time, we’ll see. I don’t mind not having all the answers but sometimes it’s too much not to know.

Rating: ★★★★☆


  1. H.

    August 8, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Do you know any good non fiction books. Like true crime or something like that?

  2. H.

    August 8, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Oops. I didn’t subscribe.

  3. Robin

    August 8, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I’m actually reading the Ted Bundy story right now and read quite a few others, I’ll get back to you with lists. I use lately.

  4. themuttprincess

    August 8, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I like non-fiction better… Unless it is a light read.

    However, I may check this one out…

  5. Avitable

    August 9, 2008 at 8:37 am

    I refuse to give James Frey any money.

  6. Robin

    August 9, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    TMP – You really should.

    B – Thanks

    Avi – Well I don’t buy books anymore, I get them all from the library so I’m not sure I’m giving him anything.

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