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5.0 out of 5 stars
Gritty realistic and you can almost smell LA., 20 May 2009
I bought this book having read James Frey other books. I was prepared to be disappointed but wasn't. There are alot of different characters to try to get to grips with but it is so much like the shizophrenic attitidue of city life. There are so many contrasts, classes, races and shows how messed up life is. I love the comparison of actors who are paid millions to remember a few lines while the most philosophical character is living on Venice Beach and lives with his daily fix of wine.
I much prefer realistic books compared to the wishy washy stuff which is usually out there.