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The Day Of The Locust Is A Novel About Hollywood And Its Corrupting Touch, About The American Dream Turned Into A Sun Drenched California Nightmare Nathanael West S Hollywood Is Not The Glamorous Home Of The Stars But A Seedy World Of Little People, Some Hopeful, Some Despairing, All Twisted By Their By Their Own Desires From The Ironically Romantic Artist Narrator To A Macho Movie Cowboy, A Middle Aged Innocent From America S Heartland, And The Hard As Nails Call Girl Would Be Star Whom They All Lust After An Unforgettable Portrayal Of A World That Mocks The Real And Rewards The Sham, Turns Its Back On Love To Plunge Into Empty Sex, And Breeds A Savage Violence That Is Its Own Undoing, This Novel Stands As A Classic Indictment Of All That Is Most Extravagant And Uncontrolled In American Life A grim little tale of a pack of losers leading sad and desperate lives in L.A in the 1930 s Tod is an artist with a job at one of the movie studios, and he s in lust with Faye, a wannabe actress with no talent and a sick father, who has made it clear that she has no interest in Tod, but that doesn t stop her from teasing him Homer Simpson Bear in mind that this was written before Matt Groening was even born is a yokel in from Iowa who came to California for his health who apparently has so A grim little tale of a pack of losers leading sad and desperate lives in L.A in the 1930 s Tod is an artist with a job at one of the movie studios, and he s in lust with Faye, a wannabe actress with no talent and a sick father, who has made it clear that she has no interest in Tod, but that doesn t stop her from teasing him Homer Simpson Bear in mind that this was writt My vote for the Great American Novel The Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West Why West s short novel speaks to what every single American has to deal with the falsehood of Hollywood, the ultimate con, the complete fake, the billion dollar illusion, shoved in everybody s face, like it or not.As Nathaniel West captured so brilliantly, once anything or anyone is in Hollywood, there is no escape from being converted into artificiality even a wooden chest of drawers is painted to look like unf My vote for the Great American Novel The Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West Why West s short novel speaks to what every single American has to deal with the falsehood of Hollywood, the ultimate con, the complete fake, the billion dollar illusion, shoved in everybody s face, like it or not.As Nathaniel As some of you know, I came dangerously close to packing it in and moving to Los Angeles this winter I m from California originally, but the other California, up the Five a ways and then off to the left Where I grew up people speak of LA in the same disgusted, dismissive, and morbidly fascinated tones Rating 3 of five The Publisher Says The Day of the Locust is a novel about Hollywood and its corrupting touch, about the American dream turned into a sun drenched California nightmare Nathaniel West s Hollywood is not the glamorous home of the stars but a seedy world of little people, some hopeful, some desparing, all twisted by their by their own desires from the ironically romantic artist narrator to a macho movie cowboy, a middle aged innocent from America s heartland, and the hard as n Rating 3 of five The Publisher Says The Day o