Ep. 5 - Books by Alexandre Dumas, Charles Bukowski, and James Frey are discussed by comedians Jim Short, Chris “Jonesy” Jones, and Jan Davidson.!


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In our fifth episode we have recommendations for a classic of literature and two different views of Los Angeles, one a modern classic, the other a follow up to a controversial best seller.

Joining us this week is the great Australian comedian Jim Short, who brings us a whopper of a classic, The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas’ timeless pillar of western literature, which Jim claims to have read in it’s entirety. Next, we get a positive recommendation for ‘Bright Shiny Morning’, the post-modern novel of contemporary and historical Los Angeles by James Frey that followed his controversial memoir “A Million Little Pieces”. Finally, we get to discuss one of my favorite authors and one of my favorite books based on one of my favorite films, Charles Bukowski’s ‘Hollywood’, his fictionalized version of the making of the movie ‘Barfly’. (Hint, I liked it!) And as always, we end up with a “bonus recommendation” when the conversation brings us to downtown LA and I recommend ‘Ask The Dust’ by John Fante.!

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