Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Bright Shiny Morning : A rip-roaring ride through LA from the author of My Friend Leonard, Paperback / softback Book

Bright Shiny Morning : A rip-roaring ride through LA from the author of My Friend Leonard Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


'An absolute triumph of a novel' Guardian'Compulsive' IndependentWelcome to LA.

City of contradictions. It is home to movie stars and down-and-outs. Palm-lined beaches and gridlock. Shopping sprees and gun sprees. Bright Shiny Morning takes a wild ride through the ultimate metropolis, where glittering excess rubs shoulders with seedy depravity.

Frey's trademark filmic snapshots zoom in on the parallel lives of diverse characters, bringing their egos and ideals, hopes and despairs, anxieties and absurdities vividly to life.

Some suffer, like the otherworldly wino who tries to save a spoilt teenage runaway.

Others gain, like the canny talent agent who turns sexual harassment to blackmailing advantage.

Some are loaded, or grounded, and have luck on their side.

Others, like the countless actresses-turned-hookers, or schoolboys-turned-gangsters, are doomed.


Other Formats


Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops