167: bright shiny morning

james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey. bright shiny morning. james frey.

i was on a bus when i finished the book. i never ride a bus, but today i had to get on so i could keep reading. some things surprised me, some things made me laugh, some things pissed me off. it’s hard to actually explain what it is that i love about this book what it is that i love about all of his books. it’s the language used, it’s the way he uses the language. it’s the way the dialogues are written, it’s the way he looks at things the way he describes them the way he sees things. it’s the fact that bright shiny morning feels more like a history book of los angeles than like a fiction. in a way it is not fiction at all. in a way it’s all true. it is. i came to love all his characters. i fell in love with the city of los angeles. because it is beautiful ugly hard and not forgiving. i fell in love with los angeles because it’s beautiful sunny shiny and full of people. i fell in love with los angeles because of its history and cruelness. maybe i’m wrong. but to me los angeles is to the east. opposite direction. the same end?

a million little pieces, my friend leonard and bright shiny morning are the three best books i have read this year. i’m hoping there will be more. there has to be. james frey, there has to be more.

i’m off to the east.