The Day of the Locust (Mass Market Paperback)

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Follow art student-turned-Hollywood set designer Tod Hackett and nervous wreck Homer Simpson (you heard me) as they vie for the affections of wannabe starlet Faye Greener in this tragicomic novella of fame-seekers, hangers-on, gawkers, washouts, and bums. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters, all of whom become figures in Tod's apocalyptic drawing, The Burning of Los Angeles. Very possibly my favorite book of all time.

— Nick

A classic tale about outcasts with ambitions as lofty as their egos caught in the dim fly trap of 1930s Hollywood. Think of it as the delinquent, younger cousin of The Great Gatsby with a smudge of David Lynch on its surface.

— Riley

Product Details
ISBN: 9780451523488
Publisher: Signet Classics
Publication Date: September 6th, 1983
Pages: 208