The Day of the Locust and the Dream Life of Balso Snell Paperback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Tod Hackett is a brilliant young artist - and a man in danger of losing his heart.
Brought to an LA studio as a set-designer, he is soon caught up in a fantasy world where the cult of celebrity rules. But when he becomes besotted by the beautiful Faye, an aspiring actress and occasional call-girl, his dream rapidly becomes a nightmare.
For, with little in the way of looks and no money to buy her time, Tod's desperate passion can only lead to frustration, disillusionment and rage ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/02/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141182889
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Review by DELITT
Brilliant novel. Feels very ahead of its time. Weird atmosphere, bizarre characters, and random outbursts of anger and violence create a creepy, uneasy masterpiece.