Jay McInerny, “Bright Lights, Big City”

Even more Bret Easton Ellis-y than Bret Easton Ellis.

Published: 1984, 208 pp.
Obtained via: Library
Date started: 8.18.08
Date finished: 8.21.08
What I liked: It’s like “Catcher in the Rye,” if Holden Caulfield worked at The New Yorker and did lots of coke. Good use of the second person, too.
What I didn’t like: There’s really not much of a narrative arc, but. hey, the book makes up for it with lots of zeitgeist.
What I learned: What the inside of a magazine fact-checking department looked like in the 1980s.

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