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Wasted Beauty #2020

Wasted Beauty With his dark wit and corrosive dialogue Eric Bogosian tells a powerful and emotionally wrenching tale of two lovers who form a mesmerizing and destructive bond while trying to evade the looming fail

  • Title: Wasted Beauty
  • Author: Eric Bogosian
  • ISBN: 9780743235884
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wasted Beauty By Eric Bogosian, With his dark wit and corrosive dialogue, Eric Bogosian tells a powerful and emotionally wrenching tale of two lovers who form a mesmerizing and destructive bond while trying to evade the looming failure of their respective lives Reba runs away from her shabby and desolate rural community for the lure of New York City Her tall and awkward frame lands her work modeling,With his dark wit and corrosive dialogue, Eric Bogosian tells a powerful and emotionally wrenching tale of two lovers who form a mesmerizing and destructive bond while trying to evade the looming failure of their respective lives Reba runs away from her shabby and desolate rural community for the lure of New York City Her tall and awkward frame lands her work modeling, but she is not prepared for the glamorous, drug fueled life of a celebrated mannequin After a series of painful relationships, she sees hope and an exit toward stability and sanity in the man who saves her brother s life This man is Rick, a successful SoHo general practitioner with a warm family and an idyllic life that has left him restless and hollow He doesn t take Reba seriously until he finds himself so enmeshed in her beauty that he risks losing everything his home, his children and his beloved wife Now this master monologist and author of the acclaimed Mall returns with a sprawling novel of urban desperation and desire that brings to mind the winding narratives of Tom Wolfe salted with the dark urges of Philip Roth The New York Times hailed Eric Bogosian s fiction as caustic, fast paced.Adapting himself to fiction withe same garrulous intensity he brings to plays and monologues, Mr Bogosian sets in motion a suburban nightmare And Entertainment Weekly has lauded his merciless satirical vision that takes you deep into the dark heart of the American dream Wasted Beauty is Bogosian s enthralling journey through the high life of drugs and fashion celebrity, middle class guilt and sexual obsession Copyright 2005 by Simon Schuster

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    1. If I had to choose one word to describe Wasted Beauty, that word would be schizophrenic The novel is told from the alternating perspectives of three characters two erstwhile lovers and the brother of one of these lovers, who just so happens to be, wonder of wonders, schizophrenic maybe His actual diagnosis is a bit unclear Within those alternating perspectives, the novel erratically flops from first person, to second person, to third person omniscient, sometimes within the same SENTENCE Wasted B [...]

    2. The first thing I have to say about Eric Bogosian is he is amazing with words With that saidis was not a light book I don t think of the things I read as shallow, or drivel, or meaningless, though I do admit to reading some things merely because I know they ll be fun and aren t all heavy and weighted But they re still meaningful in their own way I ve only read one book, Kevin Brooks Lucas, that was so true and well written that part of me wished, when I had done, that I hadn t read it because it [...]

    3. The question for a man is what is the difference between lust and love and when does a man think with his brain and use his brain to also feel love instead of just using his dick This seems to be the pivotal point in this story for Rick He is finally able to turn away from his obsession with Reba when he realizes he loves his wife and children and the dissatisfaction he feels toward life is within himself and isn t rooted in them or his relationship with them He must simply change his attitude a [...]

    4. Gone Her face s threadbare version in the hours between morphineHe d seen her not really recognizing him, not really, when it came down to it, caring who he was It was disgusting, that pain could do that God should never have allowed pain with the power to do that What was the point of it, except to shame and disgust everyone To make a mockery of love If that was God, then fuck God, whether there was a reason for it or not If there was a reason then fuck the reason.Men look for a reason outside [...]

    5. Stupid didn t save my review the first time so here s the retyped version Btw, has anybody noticed how difficult it is to access one s own reviews in this badly designed website I m tempted to go back to LibraryThing.So, Bogosian is a better writer than I d thought he was but this book is a light read, I m getting the sense he didnt push himself harder to go beyond the surface concerns of his characters which have been taken up by numerous other writers one of them being the author of the correc [...]

    6. An interested threading of three characters at the beginning of their respective and overlapping downward spirals The twists are often predictable, but often by design The preface describes a character s drug use, so it s not a surprise when she tries drugs later on The appeal of this book is it s exploration of the things that can make us insane drugs, love lust, as well as mental illness Do any of these characters find balance again I m not telling.

    7. Gritty, realistic, and also at times very philosophical My favorite character was Rick, because of the struggle he was going through He s very human as opposed to Rena, the other protagonist She is like an angel on earth, untouchable, perfect Their affair gives them both what they think they need for him it is another chance at love and passion For her it is to be loved and comforted for than just her beauty I would definitely read by this author.

    8. This was the September 2012 book for the Denver Boulder Oberlin book club.While there is some interesting writing, I found this to be an ugly book, unpleasant to read and with no enlightenment or lesson to make that journey worth it.

    9. This could make a great companion to _Fast Girls_ Bogosian does a great reveal about the protagonist It explains why her life was so horrible in her small town, and why it had the potential to be so great once she hit the big city.

    10. I was so excited when this new novel came out and it was just as good as Mall Plus he changed it up and had a female main character this time and I still felt he was really on point More drugs and fucked up shit.

    11. With Bogosian, it always seems to be about the writing itself than ever about the plot And that s not necessarily a bad thing.

    12. Worst book ever Only reason I finished it was that I had to for my book club Terrible, terrible and terrible.

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