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The Day of the Locust
The Day of the Locust
Author: Nathanael West
ISBN-13: 9780451523488
ISBN-10: 0451523482
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 208
Rating:
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3.6 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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Classic read about Hollywood and it's corrupting touch
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Interesting book. Not really a fun read, but interesting.
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This is an early parody of life in Hollywood in the vein of Waugh's âThe Loved Oneâ and Huxley's âAfter Many a Summer Dies the Swan.â Don't look for the glamour here; it's more about the sleezy surroundings as a host of characters ply their way through the emptiness not knowing what they are seeking, unless it is to die there. Animal rights activists may want to skip chapter 21: the cock fight.