Fiction: Lush Life, by Richard Price

A bday present from Carla who must’ve seen me mention it here. 😉
Price does such a good job of sucking you into each character’s point of view. I kept changing who I was rooting for / who I thought was guilty / who deserved a serious smackdown. He is also just brilliant at maintaining the main plotline while also delving into all the little conflicts going on in the substories around it. Every character, every story, every little grouping of people is fully fleshed out and palpably human.
And the dialogue? Holy crap, no wonder they make this guy’s books into movies. The dialogue is just spot-on in every scene.
Combine this great book with Minty’s recent Coney Island and Mermaid Parade photos and I was missing NYC something fierce for a week there.