Book :: The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust
By: Nathanael West
Pages: 208
Published: 1939
Genre(s): American
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Two classic novels are included in a single volume, first, Miss Lonelyhearts, about a newspaper reporter seeking to avoid writing an agony column, with only his cynical editor Shrike in the way, the second, The Day of the Locust, about Tod Hackett, who pines for a role in the film industry, only to discover the emptiness of Hollywood's inhabitants. Original.

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unexpectedly enjoyed this!

Nov 6th, 2017

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Dec 12th, 2014

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A good book, I especially liked the main characters, Tod and Homer. A very unexpected ending too.

Nov 12th, 2014

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