Bright Lights, Big City
Bright Lights, Big City (1984) is a novel by Jay McInerney about a character's time spent caught up in, and notably escaping from, New York City's fast lane in the mid-1980s. It is one of the few well-known English-language novels written in the second person.
- You are on the anti-cline of the first rush. You are also experiencing the inevitable disappointment of clubs. You enter with an anticipation that on the basis of past experience is completely unjustified. You always seem to forget that you don't really like to dance. Since you are already here, though, you owe it to yourself to make a sustained assault on the citadel of the senses.
- You are a republic of voices tonight. Unfortunately, that republic is Italy.