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Bright Lights, Big City

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    Bright words, small book, great story

    BRIGHT LIGHTS was one of the first ¿New York¿ books I ever read. It wasn¿t the last. It has been said that those flames that burn the brightest fade the most quickly. It has also been argued that an extension of this maxim to literature provides a quick dismissal of all topical, works of and in a moment. Bright Lights, Big City serves as an eloquent riposte to this critique of topicality though it is very much a book about a moment within a subculture within a place (and it rejoices in its rootedness), more importantly it is about a person, and the details which seem to date it provide no more a detriment to its universality than those that Fitzgerald reveled in. Likened to McCrae's 'KATZENJAMMER' this book is a ¿bright¿ spot in the literary firmament.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2004

    Misunderstood and Underappreciated

    This novel is unified, with form matching the content, in ways that most are not. The 2nd-person point-of-view is brilliant, since the narrator feels outside of himself, made distant not because of drugs, not really, not initially, but because of loss and denial. Too often people dismiss McInerney's choice of 2nd as gimmicky and impertinent, like the Coma Baby riff, but the Coma Baby riff isn't gimmicky and impertinent either, since it helps the reader solve the mystery of why the self-destructive narrator is doing cocaine and running from his brother in the first place (and foreshadows his own rebirth). Bright Lights, Big City is a fun, easy read, but it's a smart read, too. Very clever and, at the end, very touching.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Josie

    Robs bank and kills everyone thats a cop

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Pink

    A girl with red hair that is curly and pulled into a tight pony tail walks in. She wares an army green tank top and a pair of black jean shorts with bright yellow flipflops. Her eyes are red and she saunters and stalks more than walking. Her smile is big and her eyes are slanted slightly. "Hello. Im Pink. Hmmm...lets see. Im single, im good at singing i suck at dancing soo much that the son from happy feet has better than me. i can write and my drawing is soo bad that my stick figures need help. I am looking for bf p. Boyfriend or best friend. My favorite colors are Pink and neon orange."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Person

    What rp is this?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Britt

    Hey can I join? (My real names Brittany)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Erin.

    Is new.... um anyone wanna talk?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Idiott

    I WANT CHEESE... AND BEER!!! WHERE'S THE GROCERY STORE???

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Data

    ?.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Ashley

    Lolz yea weres the grocery store?

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    Posted July 1, 2013

    Mina

    No i dont im still kinda new

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Allison Kendricks

    A tall auburn haired girl with blue eyes steps out of a cab. She looks at capt.cody. "he looks familiar"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Can I join?

    ~Runner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Emineum

    How many returds will listen run up in a school shoot the place cus they pissed at a teach

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Luna Marie

    Returns to her rundown yet charming apt. And falls asleep. Night

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Sasha

    Hello? Anyone ere?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Emma

    "Byeeeeee!" She laugged.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Kentaro

    This cant be happing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Deanna

    Um hi? This place is dead.....no ard feelings^_^

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    Posted May 16, 2013

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