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James Frey’s Bright Shiny Morning is Either the Next Great American Novel, or Terrible


You can’t officially buy the debut novel of liar memoirist James Frey until tomorrow, but the New York Times has its review up today. The verdict: pretty damn good. Says critic Janet Maslin, in a gimmicky review that mimics Frey’s hard-boiled, comma-deficient style: “He got a second act. He got another chance. Look what he did with it. He stepped up to the plate and hit one out of the park.”

Other reviews are all over the map:

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