Million Little Pieces

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Million Little Pieces

Postby artguy » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:40 pm

Ok... it's been awhile since all the controversy over James Frey's book and I am sure this topic has been done to death. But is "A Million Little Pieces" actually a good book, though it is mostly fictional and was misrepresented as fact? I am re-reading it at the moment and it is well written and entertaining in my opinion. What do you think?

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Postby fisticuffs » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:51 pm

"A Million Little Fibers" by Steven McTowlie was a great read.

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Re: Million Little Pieces

Postby Kenneth Burns » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:10 pm

I liked the part where he was in the L.A. gang.

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Re: Million Little Pieces

Postby chance » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:41 pm

Kenneth Burns wrote:I liked the part where he was in the L.A. gang.

Also the part before that, where he was raised by wolves.

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Postby boston_jeff » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:07 pm

Actually read both books (My Friend Leonard is Part 2), and enjoyed them. Now think of them as I do most memoirs, as works of semi-fiction (see Augusten Burroughs). After reading many memoirs, I realize that many are at least 50% bs.

Currently reading the new Eggers book, which is billed as fiction, but is really semi-biographical. Its a really great tale of one of the lost boys of Sudan and 100% of all profits go to a foundation in the main characters name, so he's def. real. But Eggers decided to call it fiction b/c its based on interviews.

It all depends on how you bill it I guess.

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Postby blunt » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:49 pm

Except for news, I don't really care if something is true of false as long as its entertaining or useful.

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