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"Bright Lights, Big City is a brilliant and moving work—unique, refreshing, imaginatively powerful and authentically conceived."
—The New York Times
"Bright Lights, Big City defined, and even determined, the mood of this whole town."
"Short, sleek and very funny.... Beneath it's surface, though, a heart's cry for a saner, sweeter, more thoughtful and restrained existence."
"Each generation needs its Manhattan novel, and many ache to write it. But it was McInerney who succeeded."
—The New York Times Book Review
New York, années 80. Un garçon de vingt-quatre ans tente d'oublier son chagrin et sa déception (sa femme vient de le quitter) à l'aide de diverses méthodes éprouvées : l'échec professionnel, la dope, les boîtes. Et la littérature. Entre un défilé de haute couture, une fête ratée et une orgie de coke dans les toilettes de l'Odeon, il lui reste peu de temps pour rassembler ses esprits. Heureusement, le Destin veille au grain... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
I bought this used for 2 cents! Been wanting to read it since forever ago, it's amazing. The cover was different then the pictured product, it's a different edition, but for 2... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2013 by Jesse
I loved this book when it came out decades ago. I originally had a copy of the American version (which sports the two world trade center towers in the background on the cover) and... Read morePublished on March 2 2006 by Katie the Cat
This novel falls just short of the American classics Huck Finn, Sun Also Rises, Gatsby, Holden Caufield, True Grit. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2005 by ThomsEBynum
In this supposedly zeitgeist novel of the '80's we see a protagonist who incorporates the essence of that decade: hedonism, urbanity, wealth, cocaine-fuelled nightlife in a... Read morePublished on July 7 2004
Believe it or not, my College Professor for English Composition 201 was the roommate of Jay McInerney, the author of this book, when they both lived in New York City! Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Trekkintheplains
Once in a while, a book surfaces that can deliver a stronger message than most novels, yet retain a contemporary sense. This book is one of the few. Read morePublished on June 1 2004 by Jim Steele
This books describes a person with a broken heart and how it really feels. It also describes the ups and downs of starting out on your own after college. I love this book!Published on May 25 2004
This book is sheer beauty. Jay McInerney has ineffably captured the rogue spirit and disillusionment of the decadent 1980s, and has honed a sincere, manic story that defines an... Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Montese C.
At once meaningless, yet meaning laden, Bright Lights Big City is an allegory for our times.Published on Feb. 10 2004