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A peek inside Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

“You described the feeling you’d always had of being misplaced, of always standing to one side of yourself, of watching yourself in the world even as you were being in the world, and wondering if this was how everyone felt. 250 more words

This And That

Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City – Jay McInerney

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Blurb: ‘You are at a nightclub talking to a girl with a shaved head. The club is either Heartbreak or the Lizard Lounge. 739 more words


It's Paul Bowles Birthday

“One never took the time to savour the details; one said: another day, but always with the hidden knowledge that each day was unique and fatal, that there never would be a return, another time.” … 213 more words


Point of View: Second Person

The most common points of view that writers use in fiction are first person and third person omniscient.  Third person POV is especially versatile and gives the writer a lot of room to maneuver.  631 more words


Where Is Today's Literary Brat Pack?

Thirty years ago today, Vintage Books published Bright Lights, Big City, a semi-autobiographical, cocaine-fueled journey through ‘80s New York written by a 29-year-old Jay McInerney. 789 more words


'Bacchus and me' : to read without thirst!

What a surprise to see a book in my library on the wine in the news: ‘Bacchus and Me’ from Jay Mc Inerney!

This book is not new (published in 2000) by Editions La Martinière and gathers reviews by Jay Mc Inerney, an American author who has written more than 10 years for various newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. 98 more words