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Brightness Falls By Jay McInerney Brightness Falls Brightness Falls is the story of Russell and Corrine Calloway Set against the world of New York publishing McInerney provides a stunningly accomplished portrayal of people contending with early succe

  • Title: Brightness Falls
  • Author: Jay McInerney
  • ISBN: 9780679745327
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brightness Falls By Jay McInerney Brightness Falls is the story of Russell and Corrine Calloway Set against the world of New York publishing, McInerney provides a stunningly accomplished portrayal of people contending with early success, then getting lost in the middle of their lives.
    Brightness Falls By Jay McInerney

    Brightness Falls Jan , Brightness Falls is a great American novel, which owes a great deal to F Scott Fitzgerald and his Gatsby At times, it seems as if McInerney wants to re tell the Gatsby tale on Wall Street during the Crash of McInerney s Nick Carraway is, after all, Crash Galloway. Brightness Falls McInerney, Jay After the wit and brevity of Bright Lights, Story of My Life and Ransom, Brightness Falls is McInerney s effortful biggie, pages and witty rather than comic It covers a year in the life of husband and wife Russell and Corrine Calloway He s a publisher and she s a stock dealer, and their marriage will pretty soon be in trouble. Brightness Falls Brightness Falls is a novel written by Jay McInerney His fourth novel, it tells of a couple named Russell and Corrine Calloway who meet in college Their story continues in McInerney s novel The Good Life, which follows them into middle age. David Sylvian Song Lyrics MetroLyrics Lyrics to Brightness Falls by David Sylvian Baby, baby, I hate to go Don t leave me alone with this sorrow The body s heavy, the getting s slow Lost in moments, caught in moments David Sylvian Brightness Falls Lyrics MetroLyrics Brightness Falls by Jay McInerney Penguin Random House From the literary chimeras and corporate raiders to those dispossessed by the pandemonium of money and power, Brightness Falls captures a rash era at its moment of reckoning and gives reality back to a time that now seems decidedly unreal Listen to a sample from Brightness Falls Questions BRIGHTNESS FALLS by Jay McInerney BUY NOW FROM BARNES NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Email Address Subscribe Tweet KIRKUS REVIEW His own career very much a creation of s hype, McInerney here attempts an unironic post mortem on the era of leveraged buyouts and consumer excess

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    1. David Lentz on said:

      Brightness Falls is a great American novel, which owes a great deal to F Scott Fitzgerald and his Gatsby At times, it seems as if McInerney wants to re tell the Gatsby tale on Wall Street during the Crash of 87 McInerney s Nick Carraway is, after all, Crash Galloway However, the meaning of this novel transcends this decade and its hideous greed is good mantra it s not simply a period piece The story is about the mad pursuit of wealth, the shallowness of the great Faustian trade and the price pai [...]

    2. Cmamer on said:

      Have you ever attended a long cocktail party at an elegant hotel with crowds of well dressed people chattering while a piano player provides background music and after the ball is over find yourself at home with the vague impression that you have not actually been anywhere If so, you have a good idea of what this book is about.Jay McInerney enjoyed some acclaim for Bright Lights, Big City, but this effort is eminently forgettable It is well written, mildly humorous at times but ultimately inconc [...]

    3. christa on said:

      this reminded me of how the beautiful and damned is technically better than the great gatsby but not as well known this is better than bright lights, big city.

    4. J. on said:

      Found this in the laundry room I don t want any giddy expectations to get in the way of an eventual critical response, but in the early going, it s already showing signs this one looks like it might have dumpster written all over it

    5. Jay Gabler on said:

      As a sucker for anything 80s and culture industries in general, a novel about hostile takeover drama in the publishing world Done, sign me up.

    6. Nanou on said:

      Dans les ann es 80, Manhattan, Russel et Corinne forme un couple mod le, envi par tous leurs amis Lui est diteur chez Corbin, Dern Cie, elle est courti re en bourse et est b n vole dans une association d aide aux d munis Ils ont trente ans, ils s aiment et ont l avenir devant eux, ils s amusent dans toutes les f tes o il faut tre vu, cument les vernissages et les cocktails Pourtant, chacun commence ressentir une insatisfaction, un manque dans sa vie Russel s ennuie dans son activit professionnel [...]

    7. Meryl on said:

      From the doldrums of his rehab facility, Jeff Pierce, the party boy novelist reflects begin with an individual and you ll find you ve got nothing but ambiguity and compassion if you intend violence, stick with type He is referring to his best friends, Corrine and Russell, the perfect power couple, or so it seems Thirty one and together since college, they are the stabilizing force for their group of friends who are still navigating the Bacchanalian frontier that is New York of 1987.McInerney lif [...]

    8. A.J. on said:

      Brightness Falls what an appropriate title How could McInerney have gone from Bright Lights, a narrative tour de force, to this sprawling, turgid mess Occasional sharp turns of phrase remind us of what he can do, but they re lost among excruciating passages of sometimes repetitive exposition and a narrative voice that s often too distant and disengaged That distance comes from ambition McInerney has set up too many threads and doesn t have space to tie them all together convincingly.Some people [...]

    9. Jack on said:

      Possibly my favorite book from the entire literary brat pack canon, this book goes beyond New England undergrads in orgies of blow and manages to fully explore the relationship of a Manhattan power couple The novel opens on a storybook marriage between Corrine and Russell with Russell on the cusp of becoming head editor of a large publishing house, replete with coke fueled parties filled with models and the life of the jet set Everything crashes down at once the stock market crashes, Russell sle [...]

    10. Brendan on said:

      Holy shit this book was good I decided recently that because it is possible to read all of McInerney s fiction in a month that one should do so This whole book really rocked I like the characters and the arc I ve said this before but a few years ago McInerney seemed dated, but now it s like his eighties books are a perfect time capsule of a forgotten era that came on the heels of a depressed, near bankrupt 70s I turned the last page and immediately went on to read his next and then ordered two [...]

    11. Isa Timon on said:

      Cuando empec a leer este libro supe que se iba a convertir inmediatamente en uno de mis libros favoritos Es un libro maravilloso, que te engancha al instante y vives lo que viven los protagonistas Las ultimas 100 paginas son un horror, en el buen sentido y la forma de escribir del autor es increible Que ganas de que saquen las continuaciones de este libro y poder ver que ha ocurrido en la vida de Russell y Corrine.

    12. Edijkelly Salvatore on said:

      Though the story may be dated, mired as it is in the MA craze of the late 80s, this is one of the few books I ve desired to go back to and re read I remember getting to a critical part on an airplane and not realizing I was sobbing until the elderly lady next to me offered a tissue Truly a moving story about characters you hate, but still care about.

    13. Parvathy on said:

      A passage to adulthood tale set in 80s New York Loved the writing clever and pretty My review here happysmalltalk 201

    14. Cherie on said:

      A Fantastic story of two couples and their love, affairs, and complications in NYC the kind of book that takes you over

    15. Colleen on said:

      I could read this book a hundred times I may already have I don t know why, maybe child of the 80s mentality I just love it.

    16. John McDermott on said:

      A truly brilliant novel Without question, one of my all time favourites.

    17. Angelina on said:

      God, I think I m finally ready to let go of my love for the 80s brat pack writers save janowitz.

    18. Gumble's Yard on said:

      The first in what became at least so far a trilogy of zeitgeist novels about fashionable and affluent New York art particularly literary and financial particularly investment banking circles at the time of crises impacting on New York the 1987 crash, Aids both in this book, September 11th The Good Life , 2008 global financial crisis Bright, Precious Days.The key protagonists in the book are Corrine and Russell Calloway, both attractive and married young they are seen by their friends as somethin [...]

    19. Richard on said:

      Flawed Falls Feels Flat Brightness Falls feels like a novel it s author, Jay McInerney, considers his most mature work to date Going out of his way to sound like a grown up, his prose is all but indecipherable Seemingly going on forever, his sentences consist of too many thirty cent words, the likes of which a child might memorize right before taking his seat at the adults table I constantly had to go back and re read entire paragraphs just to figure out what simple action or description he was [...]

    20. Hannah Eason on said:

      Jay McInerney has an undeniable talent with wording, not so much in terms of descriptive flair as a clever turn of phrase There is a machine gun wit to Bright Lights, Big City that integrates with the setting, characters, and POV to form an enjoyable, fitting tone That wit is still demonstrated in Brightness Falls, but to me, it doesn t reach the same heights of cohesive observational humor embraced in Bright Lights I ve tried to evaluate this is fair terms, not to make the same mistake I believ [...]

    21. Aaron on said:

      For readers indisposed to hate New Yorkers, McInerney builds you a monument of encouragement He celebrates such a cast of corrosive and privileged monsters, only an ash of redemption remains by the last chapter and only for the city, itself Greedy yuppies suffer too Maybe But to endure so many shopping trips, angsty temper tantrums over social engagements, so much infidelity and character assassination based on income, designer labels, etc is to find no sympathy, no tragedy, and no heart behind [...]

    22. Kurt on said:

      Four stars for the first 200 pages of Brightness Falls Great, but not quite up to McInerney s Bright Lights, Big City standards Two stars for the mind numbing, over reaching, name dropping middle hundred or so pages, during which I almost threw in the towel Then perhaps a touch twinkle than 4, for the final, sobering, sweetly crashing 14 chapters Given my questionable math skills, along with a self diagnosed Freudian aversion to thirds, let s round it off here to three and a half stars.

    23. Roxanne Meek on said:

      3.5 Stars I read the third book in this series first, Bright Precious Days and really enjoyed it and liked both characters Russell and Corrine But I didn t like them at all initially in this first book and found it moved too slow I almost gave up on it, but decided to finish it and was really glad that I did It got much better by the end and both of them redeemed themselves to me.

    24. Stephen Richardson on said:

      Probably the best of his Bright trilogy on Russell and Corrine Calloway and their glittering dark Manhattan lives I feel like I know Russell and Corrine so well I should invite them over for a drink Or better yet crash their party in NYC.

    25. Victoria Claringbold on said:

      It never fails to entertain and cut to the heart of human nature McInerney describes the depths of emotion in different relationships with a host of believable and tragic characters His wit and observations are stand out in this particular book.

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