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Lush Life


'So, what do you do?' Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter ...But now he's thirty-five ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

couldn't stick with it

by mfazuta on Jun 24, 2010

The book is in great shape and well worth the money but it reads like a movie script rather than a book, if that makes any sense. A bit disappointing, hard to get with the characters. I will wait for the movie.


An Unerring Ear

by riverrun on Oct 3, 2009

In Lush Life, Richard Price uses the police procedural to describe the clash between the old and the new Lower East Side, the immigrant communities and the gentrification of those same communities into restaurants, bars, boutiques and prime real estate, between the projects and the strivers, between the collapsed synagogues and the new highrises. What's most brilliant and unerring about Price's novel is his ear for dialogue. This is a book, as Eudora Welty has said, that is "written by ear." He captures the voices of the young urban professionals, the police on the Quality of Life Task Force, the African American and Latino youth of the housing projects. In addition, he discloses the simmering race and class tensions beneath the surface of the "new" New York City.


Glimpse into another world

by Ceinwein on Jul 10, 2008

The street slang used in the early pages of this book was almost enough to make me put the book down. I did not understand it and I didn?t want to start a book focused on crime and violence. Fortunately, I stuck with it. The story is raw and edgy, just as you might imagine daily life in New York City?s lower east side. The book is long but you enjoy the time spent getting to know each character intimately. The author does an excellent job of expressing the hopelessness and hopefulness of life in this changing urban setting. It?s a glimpse into another world - one best viewed through the eyes of the author, Richard Price.

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