Ronny Monge Monge desde Pervomaiski, Krai de Krasnodar, Rusia, 352611
Awesome of course!
I picked this book up because I loved A Million Little Pieces, regardless of all the controversy that surrounded it (I read it after it was discovered that much of it was false). With that being said, I do love Frey's writing style- the stream of consciousness, lack of proper punctuation, the continuous flow of words and thoughts meshing together. The problem is, only about half of the book is like that. The rest is rather odd- the book centers around the settling and "coming to be" of the city of Los Angeles. I love the book when it discusses the different characters involved. For example- a nineteen year old couple in love, a homeless man, a famous actor, etc. But, there are chapters and pages devoted to "weird facts" about Los Angeles, random notes about the crime and diseases, that have nothing to do with the characters in the book. I thought it was completely out of place, annoying, and boring. I skipped through those pages. If that had been left out of the book, it would have been substantially shorter and would have received a 5 star review from me!