Friday, October 1, 2010
A Million Little Pieces
After a while certain people started to question Frey's honesty because the story is very extreme. So there were investigations made into the background of his story. It didn't take long to figure out that some of the more "interesting" aspects of his memoir were...incorrect...fabricated...made-up.
Frey came forward and admitted that some of the more scandalous sections of the novel were perhaps a loose portrayal of what actually happened. Because of this, sometimes the novel is classified as a memoir...other times it's classified as fiction. Take your pick...
As for my opinion on the book...I'm split. I'll start off by saying that it is extremely harsh with vivid descriptions and rough language. Many have said that they don't like Frey's writing style and that it was hard to relate to him. I can see this, but at the same time there was instances where I could definitely see why he acted the way he did.
This book is not for the faint at heart. If this type of topic interests you and you're mentally prepared to read the "f" word a lot and hear graphic details...go for it. Otherwise, it might be a good idea to simply shelf this one.