Recommendations
for Los Angeles

Less Than Zero

Bret Easton Ellis
Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age.

This is the quintessential book about the wild life in LA in the 80’s. Set in the savage vacuousness of this decadent era, it’s a snapshot of a time I remember very well, but don’t necessarily want to relive... this novel is all the time travel I need.

Melissa Unger

Melissa Unger

Creative Director

The Big Nowhere

James Ellroy
The book is a stunning panorama of Los Angeles in the 1950's. In best Film Noir tradition, it's about murder, communist witch hunts, crime and intrigues.

Lithium for Medea

Kate Braverman
Lithium for Medea is set in the bitter-sweet decay of Venice Beach in the 1970s, chronicling addiction in all its physical and psychological forms.

Bright Shiny Morning

James Frey
Bright Shiny Morning is set in a Los Angeles populated by miniature-golf moguls, ex-beauty queens, gun-shop owners, debauched child actors, meth dealers, and yoginis in thongs. Enjoy the ride.

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