Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

by John O'Brien


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ISBN-13: 9780802125934
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 198,937
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

John O’Brien was born in 1960 and lived most of his life in California until his death in 1994.

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Leaving Las Vegas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Amazing book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Never has a book or character so completely broken me down emotionally. I have never encountered a character who brought hope, sadness, sympathy, and anger all wrapped into one. O'Brien creates a character that lives in all of us, although we may not admit it, he gives us hope of acheving true love in the most dire circumstances. O'Brien's ability to creat such a beautiful love between two disenchanted and lost souls is a reminder that the world lost a truly great writer
Guest More than 1 year ago
The thing about Leaving Las Vegas is that it doesn't drift. Just as the lead character is set on drinking himself to death in Vegas, so the plot thickens with tastefulness until that last drink. And I say this although I am not an imbiber. Ranks right up there with Heinrich Boll's The Clown and Camus' The Fall.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most brilliant stories ever written. A saga of unqualified acceptence, and a magnificent character study of what is to be an alcholic. O'Brien captures perfectly the heart of what humanity's two strongest emotions are-love and determination. Beyond alcholism, the book uniquely reveals the gripping conflict between the integrity of oneself and love for another. It's a wonderful novel, and I cannot recommend it enough.