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    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free turned upside down when a methaddled teenage girl shows up halfdead outside the restroom he calls homeThroughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 501 pages
  • Bright Shiny Morning
  • James Frey
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 9780061573132

Bright Shiny Morning❄ [KINDLE] ✽ Bright Shiny Morning By James Frey ➝ – Essayreview.co.uk One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel—a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original

Do One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel—a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly originalDozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines—some never to be seen again—but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives: a bright, ambitious young MexicanAmerican woman who allows her future Bright Shiny Epub / to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic actionmovie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him; a couple, both nineteen years old, who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city; and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a methaddled teenage girl shows up halfdead outside the restroom he calls homeThroughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.


About the Author: James Frey

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10 thoughts on “Bright Shiny Morning

  1. says:

    I loved this. For so many reasons. One of course is James Frey's style of writing. I can't explain why I love the way he writes. I can see how it would get on so many people's nerves. Then I think, anyone can do this..use weird commas or no commas, and then I see it done poorly and realize that it really is a talent.

    I loved the first line of the book..before the actual book starts Nothing in this book should be considered accurate or reliable. Way to go James--you tell them! Then the further I got into the book, I started thinking wait a minute, all this LA history, all these fun little facts...are they true? Are they false? I loved the way the book played around in my head like that. Of course, I don't think I would have questioned their truthfulness with any other author of any other book. It was just the unique circumstance of following the lies of Million Little Pieces.

    I loved all the characters that were brought up for a paragraph or two and then I wanted to know more. I loved Amberton and Esperanza. I didn't come to appreciate Old Man Joe until towards the end. I loved his dilemma over God.

    I know a lot of the people were total stereotypes and I realize many characters weren't real in any sense of reality, but I enjoyed that about it.

    I loved the originality of LA as a character--the main character and what it stood for. I love that it was a book full of dreams. Some realized, some not. I loved that the bad guys won (because it works that way a lot of the time), but sometimes the good guys won too.

    And in the end, I hope that the book itself with all its dreams is a symbol of more to come from James Frey. That he will continue to be able to push through all the memoir-Oprah mess and continue to give us more books that for whatever reason all their rawness, sarcasm, irony, truth, and lies just appeal to me in a way that many other books do not.

  2. says:

    Everyone remembers the controversy surrounding A Million Little Pieces, James Frey’s first book. Published as a memoir, it was later revealed that much of the book was fabricated to protect those Frey wrote about.

    In the end, however, the controversy doesn’t matter. Frey’s books A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard did what all good books should do: they evoked emotion, touched long forgotten places inside of us and inspired people to live better lives.

    So despite the controversy, I was excited to get my hands on Bright Shiny Morning. I wanted the book to be wonderful, breath taking, as incredible as A Million Little Pieces. Thankfully, Bright Shiny Morning is so much more than that.

    Bright Shiny Morning, Frey’s first work of fiction, is a novel about people living their lives in the fast paced city of L.A. It’s told in James Frey’s typical breath taking, beautiful prose and pulls you right in.

    The book isn’t an ordinary novel as can be expected with Frey’s writing. Instead of a linear narrative, we are presented with a few reoccurring characters:

    Dylan and Maddie, two teenagers who are madly in love. They run away to be together and find out about the darker side of life and love too soon.

    Esperanza, a Mexican American, who takes a job as a maid in the house of Ms. Campbell, a woman so mean and rude that she borders on being abusive.

    Amberton Parker, famous award winning actor who hides a secret so incredible that it could ruin his career if it was released.

    Joe, a homeless man, who befriends a fifteen year old girl who is new to the streets and addicted to meth.

    Sprinkled through out their stories are vignettes of other people, other characters who fill the city streets. As well, we learn factoids about Los Angels, about the city that serves not only as a backdrop for this novel but is essentially the largest character in the book.

    James Frey has penned no mere novel. Instead he has given us one of the most intense studies of human nature. In this book is pure emotion sprawled across the page for us to read and it almost seems unseemly, looking into the characters lives as we do.

    What I love most about Frey’s writing is that it’s real, it evokes emotion, it haunts you after you’ve turned the last page and closed the book. This is the true power of the written word, the ability to stay with the reader after the book is finished.

    Frey has this in spades.

    In Bright Shiny Morning, Frey proves that he is not only the subject of controversy. He is a writer and a true wordsmith. Bright Shiny Morning is, hands down, one of the best novels I have ever read. Ever.

    If you haven’t read this yet, what are you waiting for? You have no idea what you’re missing.

  3. says:

    I am so busy that sometimes I curl up in a fetal ball in my mind. The fact that I read this 500 page book is a testimony to how well it is written.
    Now everyone who knows me knows how I feel about the self-indulgence of memoir. Nevertheless, I always found Oprah's treatment of Mr. Frey distasteful and stupid. Do we really believe authors such as Augusten Burroughs are telling the absolute truth about their lives? No. But they don't get publicly flayed....although in the case of Mr. Burroughs I would be a fan of that action.
    Mr Frey turns out a book of fiction that is everything Mr. Burroughs will never produce. Well written, amazing characters, and atmosphere aplenty. Take a week and read a book by a memoirist who can actually move beyond that genre and produce good writing.

  4. says:

    alright, well, i just read the first 225 pgs and i'm not gonna continue. it's not that it's soooo terrible. it's not. his stylized prose works more often than not and he can definitely set a tone. if i didn't have a stack of books on my desk that i've been dying to read, i'd probably finish... but, no. the minutes tick by and monsieur reaper hides behind every corner.

    it's not that just'bout everything in the book (the individual pieces and the sum of their parts) is cliche, cliche, cliche... cliches, as the cliche goes, are cliche for a reason. frey just takes it all too seriously. if the reader detected the slightest glimmer in his eye, she'd be more forgiving... we watch tony scott's films (well, some of 'em) with childlike glee: all that smoke and those dust motes bouncing around in angled sunlight and all that manipulative-as-mud mood music and soft focus? it works in a cheestastic way b/c scott understands that that's what he's all about: mood and music and light and shadow... and his characters are the same: props, part of the mise-en-scene. and this is what frey doesn't get. he'd probably write a damn cool tony-scott-type novel. but he wants to write altman.

    frey attempts to circumvent character development by throwing out a single kooky trait or idiosyncrasy and then referring to it over and over as a means to explain, discuss, and understand character and human behavior. it just doesn't work like that.

    i'd never read frey before this and found the whole controversy ridiculous. i wanted to love Bright Shiny Morning as a personal FUCK YOU to all that moronic fake moral outrage. oh well.

  5. says:

    Los Angeles, The City of Angels, the american dream for some, a living hell for others, either way they share the same blue sky, it's where they call home, and home is a sprawling mass of wealth, poverty, tourists, talent agencies, paparazzi, sex scandals, traffic jams, billboard signs, beeping horns, police sirens, palm lined beaches, street-gangs, mini-malls, car lots, discount stores, designer stores, ammunition stores, movie stars, porn stars, pawn shops, shopping sprees, killing sprees, boob jobs, nose jobs, well paid jobs, dead end jobs, illegal jobs, stretch limos, luxury cars, burnt out cars, and burnt out people, from the multi-million dollar mansions, exclusive clubs and swanky restaurants, to the run-down neighbourhoods, cheap motels and trailer parks.

    We follow various different characters dotted throughout the city, some only get a brief mention and don't appear again, while others have a story that runs the entirety. These include, a famous movie star who publicly is a happily married family man but secretly is an obsessive homosexual who's world might be about to crumble, a homeless man who gets his meals from left over food dumped in the trash while spending his days on Venice beach and nights using a restroom as a bedroom, a young Hispanic girl working as a maid for an unpleasant rich old lady who dreams of a brighter future and a teenage couple who flee their small town in Ohio to try and make a better life for themselves. Also there are real facts about the history of L.A County littered between the fiction which are always interesting, while some of the statistics given are really quite frightening.
    Frey's writing is certainly distinctive here and will have it's haters, but I found it a richly detailed
    and additive read.

  6. says:

    This is possibly the best book I have read all year. Following The Million Little Lies, I had lost my faith in Frey as a writer... Cliche, I realize... but it's true. Now, I believe that if that is what was required for him to whip up this masterpiece, so be it. That is exactly what this is. A masterpiece. Although I do not agree with his this is my style because I am cool & I do not give a fuck about grammar... I have to say it works. Although it requires me to concentrate in ways I am not familiar with in order to not be completely lost, I like it. He definitely has a style I have to say I find nothing short of genius. Otherwise, he's on drugs & was lucky enough to have it work. And I mean no disrespect with that statement. In all honesty, I do have great respect for him because I know what it is like to not have an easy life... However, I still find it hard to sympathize with some of the sheer, bold, outright lies in regards to his memoir. That being said, this book was enough to bring him back to idol stature in my eyes... as far as writing talent goes. As far as his personal life... I cannot comment more, as the media, I am sure, painted all over the truth as well.

    All of the main stories in this piece were well written & showed the vast variety of people, cultures, socioeconomic strata, etc. etc. etc. in The Great City Of Los Angeles. And, yes, I have lived in Los Angeles... Alright, Los Angeles County, anyway. But I visited enough to get a good laugh out of all the inserted chapters... especially the one on all the freeways... Only a true Californian could appreciate this one.

    I felt some of the short stories and/or character studies that were visited only once were unnecessary... and, honestly, I hated reading them, knowing it would be that much longer before I could get back to Dylan & Maddie (My favorite story), Esperanza & Doug (My second favorite), and/or Joe (My third favorite). I had to read them anyway, of course, since, although I suspected I would never hear about them again, one never knows.

    Re: Trivia Facts and/or Historical Knowledge About The City Of Los Angeles... I found to be interesting at times... and, well, informative, but mostly in the way of the stories.

    In all, I loved this book. The stories were wonderful concepts, as I have said, but, honestly, it was the way they were written presented, detailed, conveyed, that has me singing such praise.

    Now, all we need is a book of such caliber to represent other respectable cities of this country.

  7. says:

    I loved reading Bright Shiny Morning. I really loved it.

    Written as a collage, the book is an ode to Los Angeles. I’m not sure it can technically be called a novel, because it follows several parallel story lines that never meet.

    The author traced a collective vision of the city, high and low, from Hollywood to the Valley to East L.A. - a successful attempt to get at the fluidity of Los Angeles, it’s constant inflows and outflows.

    There's Old Man Joe, a drunk who inhabits a bathroom on the Venice boardwalk and seeks mystical affirmation in a daily ritual. Or Amberton Parker, a Harvard-educated Oscar-winning actor, who lives a perfect life with his wife and children and has a secret. There’s Esperanza, daughter of illegal Mexican immigrants who slaves away for a horrible old lady, and a couple of young and poor lovers from Ohio who ran away from home.

    Stereotypes? Caricatures? Yes, but Frey charges each of these tales with such humanity, such emotional and lyrical power that it’s hard to unglue your eyes from the pages. This is possibly the book’s strongest feature. Thanks to this poetic intensity, this “electricity of the page”, I was drawn in by every one of the 500 pages.

    Interspersed with these rotating portraits, or with the separate stories of these main characters, are historical vignettes of LA, tracing its corruption and its foibles since its recent origins, until the city itself becomes a character: a wild and volatile multi-tentacled beast capable of bestowing great hurt (and the odd chunk of real love) on those who are enmeshed in it.

    A smart thing Frey did with these historical bits is that he kept each of them very, very short, so that they don’t break the rhythm of the overall narration. They also provide some of the glue that’s needed to keep everything together.

    It’s a bold book, even recklessly so, as you see immediately from the way the author refuses to follow basic rules of grammar, and the way he makes a bonfire with many do’s and dont’s of how to write a novel.

    But it worked perfectly well for me. I guess it’s also for personal reasons, because this is a fresco about the town I’ve been living in the last 9 years - Los Angeles, with all its craziness, its shoddiness, its heart-stopping ugliness and its rare moments of real beauty. Maybe if it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t have enjoyed the book as much.

    All in all, this is a heartfelt 500 pages poem about LA that might not be a literary gem but offers a lot of authenticity and intensity.

  8. says:



    This is a Comment not a Review. To review a book fairly, I believe you must read a book in it's entirety – I read only 185 pages and decided not to continue.

    I did not like the punctuated sense of this novel: that is, the absence of punctuation, random capitals inserted into sentences and don't get me started on the way sentences ran on into each other. It's probably fair to say I spent far too much time dissecting and trying to follow this weird type of prose – and I use the term 'prose' very loosely here. Barely one page devoted to a character before abandoning them to flit off to another new one – too, too little development for my taste.

    But try this novel if you will, many readers have thoroughly enjoyed it.

  9. says:

    I had never read a book until Bright Shiny Morning where, immediately after finishing, said to myself, Well, that could've been at least 200 pages shorter.

  10. says:

    A 4.5 rating for me.

    The only thing I knew about James Frey was what almost everybody who is an avid reader knows, that his memoir was, well, a novel. I'm sure there was some truth to that memoir, and if anyone really believes memoirs to be fully factual, just get far away from me. What am I talking about? Most of my inner circle of acquaintances and friends probably have no idea what a memoir even is. I'm not joking.

    So with all that said, I was truly reluctant to read this book with all the bad press this poor, but phenomenal writer has gotten for being called out about his memoir. This book shook me right from the start. It took my senses hostage and kept me turning page after page. Some of the shit in this, not so lightly tale, kicked my ass hard. I'm from Orange County originally, and whenever I'd visit LA, to me, it was like night and day from Orange County. LA is definitely it's own monster, a really beautiful, scary monster. A monster like King Kong. Ferocious, yet kinda lovable. But regardless, you see it and you still want it to just die in agony. It's just too fucking big and destructive! The machine that is LA is beautifully and hauntingly rendered in this book. The nightmare for most, or dream that it has been for few oozes through the pages of this magnificent 500-plus page book. And all the fun facts that are throughout this novel are truly fun and also can be sometimes disheartening. LA, through reading this book, captures just how ugly humanity really is, but in the cracks of cement, like humanity, a flower sometimes grows.

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