A Million Little Pieces

by James frey | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0307276902 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ayntastic of Portland, Oregon USA on 7/24/2007
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by ayntastic from Portland, Oregon USA on Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I'm intrigued as to what all the fuss is about.

Update: I liked this book so much that I read the sequel, My Friend Leonard. Though Frey's style of writing is fairly informal (lots of "stream of consciousness") he gets his points across. I feel like this would have been a great fiction work, and that it wasn't really necessary to try and pass it off as a biography. I enjoyed it regardless.

Journal Entry 2 by ayntastic from Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, January 21, 2008
Thanks for the response! Here is the order for our Million Little Pieces
bookring. If anyone adds along the way I'll stick them on the end :)
PM me with any questions - I'll be sending it out to Erin first thing tomorrow (1/22/08).

Ayntastic - California
erinoc - Australia
angry-angel - New Zealand <--- traveling
snoopy3 - Connecticut
dee831 - Ohio
*Release In Wild*

Journal Entry 3 by erinoc from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, February 13, 2008
This book has arrived safely in Brisbane Australia!

I've just started to read it and it is facinating! A great opening even if it isn't strictly factual.

I like the author's style too, even if it isn't appreciated by all the critics:)

I missed the whole Oprah saga but am reading up on it now.
thanks for sharing, will journal when I'm finished :)

Journal Entry 4 by erinoc from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Wow! Even if parts of this are fictional, the story is gripping. It is, in a way, presented as an easy read for females (I read one review that criticised it on this basis…as if writing for a female audience was inherently wrong – go figure). He doesn’t go into details about prostitutes, he writes a lot of positive things about the relationships he’s had, and discusses new feelings of love while in re-hab. This is a gritty novel, when you aren’t in the mood for a really gritty novel.

Putting the cynic in me aside, I thought that the stream of consciousness format was well dealt with. I found the content so interesting; I found myself responding very strongly to the whole journey that James goes through. I have recommended this book to a lot of other people in the few days since finishing it. Thanks so much for offering it as a ring. I’m hooked and ready to seek out his next novel!

Journal Entry 5 by erinoc from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Mailing to next reader in the next week or so.

thanks again!

Journal Entry 6 by erinoc from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, March 5, 2008
sent on monday...hopefully it makes it to NZ!

Journal Entry 7 by ayntastic at Davis, California USA on Friday, July 9, 2010
After the untimely death of this bookray, I am happy to report that a replacement copy of this novel has been procured at a local used book store. I am PMing dee831 and will hopefully get the ray jumpstarted again!

Journal Entry 8 by dee831 at Chardon, Ohio USA on Thursday, July 15, 2010
Received in the mail today! Yippeee!!! Thank you so much for reviving this book ray. I have a short book to finish and then I will read this one... My start date and progress will be journaled here in this same entry.

Started: 7/28/10
Finished: 9/12/10

Journal Entry 9 by dee831 at Chardon, Ohio USA on Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Finally finished! I have to say, I didn't really enjoy this book as much as many others did. Like other autobiographies, this one was overly self-indulgent... his writing style made me want to rip up the pages... the "I did this, I did that", made me cringe. And, once again the repetition of words, like I have seen in so many books, made me want scream. I think it's a cheap way to fill up a book. I feel you or I could have written the same way and sold a book. Just my humble opinion... I probably won't recommend to others, I didn't think it was all that great, even if ALL of it WERE true.

Ayn - If there is any book on my TBR, or AVL bookshelf that you would like to read, please let me know so I can repay the favor. I really appreciate you giving me the chance to read this one!

Journal Entry 10 by dee831 at Highland Hts, Ohio USA on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Released 11 yrs ago (5/20/2011 UTC) at Highland Hts, Ohio USA

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