Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City With The Publication Of Bright Lights, Big City In 1984, Jay McInerney Became A Literary Sensation, Heralded As The Voice Of A Generation The Novel Follows A Young Man, Living In Manhattan As If He Owned It, Through Nightclubs, Fashion Shows, Editorial Offices, And Loft Parties As He Attempts To Outstrip Mortality And The Recurring Approach Of Dawn With Nothing But Goodwill, Controlled Substances, And Wit To Sustain Him In This Anti Quest, He Runs Until He Reaches His Reckoning Point, Where He Is Forced To Acknowledge Loss And, Possibly, To Rediscover His Better Instincts This Remarkable Novel Of Youth And New York Remains One Of The Most Beloved, Imitated, And Iconic Novels In America. So it remains to say, which one s better This, or Bret Easton Ellis s literary debut, Less Than Zero These two novels are comparable because they crystallized the 80 s with style to spare They both have that quality that makes a reader almost fanatically impatient for their next written work.My opinion is that THIS ONE gets top prize Although Ellis s Rules of Attraction is better than both of these The protagonist gets some help from the ever elusive second person narrator treatment. So it remains to say, which one s better This, or Bret Easton Ellis s literary debut, Less Than Zero These two novels are comparable because they crystallized the 80 s with style to spare They both have that quality that makes a reader almost fanatically impatient for their next written work
. FINAL REVIEW Your brain at this moment is composed of brigades of tiny Bolivian soldiers They are tired and muddy from their long march through the night There are holes in their boots and they are hungry They need to be fed The need the Bolivian Marching Powder Quote from the opening scene of this 1984 Jay McInerney novel told in cool, hip, drug hyped second person But, alas, this is merely the surface Each time I read this book, I comprehendclearly how the words on every page hav FINAL REVIEW Your brain at this moment is composed of brigades of tiny Bolivian soldiers They are tired and muddy from their long march through the night There are holes in their boots and they are hungry They need to be fed The need the Bolivian Marching Powder Quote from the opening scene of this 1984 Jay McInerney novel told in cool, hip, drug hyped second person But, alas, this is merely the surface Ea
IL GIORNO COME SEMPRE SAR Tu non sei esattamente il tipo di persona che ci si aspetterebbe di vedere in un posto come questo a quest ora del mattino.Questo l incipit, comincia proprio cos.Bright Lights, Big City Le mille luci di New York.E perch lui e il posto e l ora del giorno non si accordano Perch a quell ora, le 4 del mattino, lui dovrebbe essere a casa a dormire, la mattina dopo deve andare al lavoro Sar uno straccio per aver passato la notte in piedi Averla passata sniffando coc IL GIORNO COME SEMPRE SAR Tu non sei esattamente il tipo di persona che ci si aspetterebbe di vedere in un posto come questo a quest ora del mattino.Questo l incipit, comincia proprio cos.Bright Lights, Big City Le mille luci di New York.E perch lui e il posto e l ora del giorno non si accordano Perch a quell ora, le 4 del mattino, lui dovrebbe essere a casa a dormire, la mattina dopo deve andare al lavoro Sar uno straccio per aver passato la notte in piedi Averla passata sniffando coca boliviana Al punto da non sapere dove si trova I
This book is one I believe everyone should read The subject matter is poignant, still relevant and given the subject matter extremely clean Along with many, this book seems to me a prequel to Bret Easton Ellis s take on hip New York While finishing it, I considered starti
Thanks to Bookface, you no longer get this book mixed up with American Psycho, and can now easily tell the difference between Bret Easton Ellis and Jay MacInerney Good thing you cleared that right up before you embarrassed yourself at one of those writerly New York parties you re always getting invited to It would ve been awful to have spilled your drink on the wrong author, for the wrong reason whew This book is about how terrible people s lives were before the Internet was invented.It is Thanks to Bookface, you no longer get this book mixed up with American Psycho, and can now easily tell the difference between Bret Easton Ellis and Jay MacInerney Good thing you cleared that right up before you embarrassed yourself at one of those writerly New York parties you re always getting invited to It would ve been awful to have spilled your drink on the wrong author, for the wrong reason whew This book is about how terrible people s lives were before the Internet was invented.It is exactly what you expect it to be, only slightlypalatable It s actually a fairly good substance abuse yarn not normally your favorite genre , and it s a passable coming to ny period piece novel It s not great or anything, but if you might a
You ve been meaning to read BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY for years, ever since hearing that it s written in the second person You were intrigued, understandably Point of view in fiction has always been an area of interest, and you might be described as a sucker for narrative gimmicks.While preparing for a trip to Manhattan, you entertained romantic fantasies of reading a novel set in New York during your stay You forgot, as you always do, that you never manage to read while traveling, and that at You ve been meaning to read BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY for years, ever since hearing that it s written in the second person You were intrigued, understandably Point of view in fiction has always been an area of interest, and you might be described as a sucker for narrative gimmicks.While preparing for a trip to Manhattan, you entertained romantic fantasies of reading a novel set in New York during your stay You forgot, as you always do, that you never manage to read while traveling, and that at best, you might get through a few chapters on the plane before falling asleep You brought an optimistic two novels and didn t even open them, so it wasn t until after your return that you finally started BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY.The second person narration
perhaps the best things i can say about this one are that it perfectly captured a perfectly nauseating time period in the mid 80s and it certainly reinvigorated the use of second person narrative with surprising elan perhaps the worst thing i could say about this one is that It Drove Me Up The Wall With Its Pathetically Entitled Non Ent
This is my Bildungsroman I read it in the late eighties, while finishing high school here in Athens, and I became a New Yorker in the Balkans This charming novel fed my adolescent dreams of glamorous failure, romantic disappointment, artistic disillusionment, self dest
Published in 1984, Bright Lights, Big City is famous for being a novel narrated entirely in the second person although it s neither the first or the only book to do that, somehow it became one of the better known examples of this technique Apparently, the novel began its life as a short story Jay McInerney published in a literary magazine, and which he later expanded into a full novel.Aside from the neat narrative trick, there is not much that one can say about the contents of the novel itself Published in 1984, Bright Lights, Big City is famous for being a novel narrated entirely in the second person although it s neither the first or the only book to do that, somehow it became one of the better known examples of this technique Apparently,
You decide to read this book because it was written in the second person This is interesting to you You ve never read a book written in that manner, at least you can t remember if you have This seems like a pretentious idea to you, but you are curious You like the bookthan you expected to It isn t all that dated Sure, lots of NYC landmarks have changed, but the gist is still the same You identify with the main character You decide that if you lived in NYC in 1984, this would probab You decide to read this book because it was written in the second person This is interesting to you You ve never read a book written in that manner, at least you can t remember if you have This seems like a pretentious idea to you, but you are curious You like the bookthan you expected to It isn t all that dated Sure, lots of NYC landmarks have changed, but the gist is still the same You identify with the main character You decide that if you lived in NYC in 1984, this would prob