Play It As It Lays

Recommended by David Maraniss, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #13 in Las Vegas, Ranked #28 in Hollywoodsee more rankings.

A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil - literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul - it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling...

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David Maraniss The book has a bleak aspect to it, in terms of marital relations. (Source)

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