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Katerina (2018)

av James Frey

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"From the New York Times bestselling author of A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning comes Katerina, James Frey's highly anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles. A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America's most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018. At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination"--… (mer)
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This novel. My heart. Destiny.
This book is about so. much. But above all, it is about the way that our lives are formed. A series of choices with outcomes we cannot know until later, much later, sometimes never, and thus our life blends together to become what it is. Satisfaction and regret. Soothing and scalding. Lovely and repulsive.
Haunting and unforgettable. ( )
  katscribefever | Oct 10, 2019 |
Katerina is most obviously a fictionalized approach of James Frey’s life. His protagonist Jay narrates through two distinct eras of his life: when he was young, drug and horny in Paris (1992-93) and when he’s middle-aged and depressed in Los Angeles (2017). A mysterious Facebook friend request bring him back down memory lane and makes him live through painful memories again…

Katerina is a book that shouldn’t have been published but rather buried deep in one of the messy notepads writers keep when they start their journey in becoming the next Hemingway or Hugo. In my opinion, this is not a novel neither a memoir but the diary of an alcoholic, drug-addicted man who prefers lying to the public rather than owning up to the failures of his life and not hide under the power of literature and poetry who many of us enjoy and love. ( )
  MissReader-CY | Sep 29, 2019 |
this book is about a alcoholic in paris. you get to experience what he does day to day and he is never without his drink. its a dirty, thirsty book that is an easy read because the language is so unprofessional. i enjoyed it throughly. ( )
  aiysha | Jan 30, 2019 |
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"From the New York Times bestselling author of A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning comes Katerina, James Frey's highly anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles. A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America's most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018. At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination"--

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