Bright Shiny Morning is an extraordinary novel. It is a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original. Dozens of characters pass through the reader's sight lines—some never to be seen again—but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.
One, no thousand stories in many parallel narratives, which have one thing in common: they are set in Los Angeles and trace the city's history in fiction and partly historical explanations. And maybe also my recommendation because I miss the pretentiously pink, sugar-coloured skies over Los Angeles in the morning and late afternoon.