Hi Everybody! It was a close race for October’s book selection, but the cocaine fueled Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney won by a nose!
With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most beloved, imitated, and iconic novels in America.
This book is only 182 pages, so it should be a pretty good read.
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We can have some great discussions throughout the month.
For the rest of this month, we can talk about some of our favorite books. We could even talk about books that were made into movies, and discuss which were good and which were bad.
So , I hope you can come join us. And you can get started on Bright Lights, Big City anytime.