11 August 2009
this is the next book i recommend you to read. hopefully you have already read 'a million little pieces' and 'my friends leonard', if you haven't- go buy them both now. (and yes i know opera bashed james frey and started a huge controversy about how 'a million little pieces' shouldn't have been labeled as nonfiction- but it doesn't really matter bc it was one of the most amazing books I've ever read. not only just the content but his writing style is unique and a lot different then any other author I've read. he really knows how to hold your attention and lets you into the depths of the characters minds. as you read you really feel like you know the people and feel for them. this is his first novel. it is all about Los Angeles, almost written into a ton of short stories. it follows 5 peoples lives closely, but goes into depth about facts and faceless stories of how the city developed to what it is today.