Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Book of the Foreseeable Future: Bright Shiny Morning

It's been a while since there's been an installation of "Book of the Foreseeable Future" (insert booming announcer man's voice here). This is mainly due to the fact that the latest book I picked for this article was hella long. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey (yes, that James Frey) is 501 pages of teeny tiny font. This man makes you work for it, that's for sure. Bright Shiny Morning is about Los Angeles, primarily, and the people lucky or unlucky enough to be living here. It follows a rich and famous movie star with more than a few problems, a Mexican-American girl's romantic journey, a young couple brave enough to go there with nothing, and a homeless man trying to do good. Each story is at once heartwarming and tragic. There are definitely moments in the book that I almost cried because of the beauty of it and moments that made me sick. It's really got it all. So if you simultaneously want to be terrified of and thrilled to move/travel/visit LA, this is the book for you.

Lauren's Rating: 7.7 bottles of Chablis out of 10 golf course weddings

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