Friday, May 16, 2008

A Second Chance

Literary praise much like beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, or reader. Or sometimes praise may be affected by the guilt by association to one's past actions.

After the disaster with A Million Little Pieces, James Frey is now out with a new book – Bright Shiny Morning a book focused on L.A. Interestingly, the NY Times gave it a rave review and its words are a strong but meaningful article giving James a second chance and urging you to do the same. On the other hand, there are other reviews that believe Book 2 is worse than Book 1. One critic implied that if James Frey was going for fiction (which he was not in Book 1), then still the fiction in A Million Little Pieces is much better than Bright Shiny Morning.