My Friend Leonard (Paperback)
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My Friend Leonard (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 13/03/2006
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While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside.

Tragedy strikes the day James is released and his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, he calls Leonard. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9780719561177
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm


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Vivid, splashy and mesmerising * Independent *
The ability to evoke compassion and sympathy for a character, to make you feel part of their destiny is what makes "My Friend Leonard" so engaging. * Reading Chronicle, James Cleary *
Dangerously addictive * Tatler *
Frey is in a class of his own in inventive, idiosyncratic style * City Life (Manchester Time Out) *
My Friend Leonard is a most rewarding experience. * Wales on Sunday *
Picassos and promise, racketeering and respect ... a stark and moving tribute to a complicated but loyal goodfella * Independent on Sunday *
An extraordinary tale of life after prison with a dangerous, delightful friend * Big Issue *
When a book proves difficult to put down, you know you're on to a good thing. * Sunderland Echo *
A sobering and fascinating account of one of the darkest periods of England's history. * The Good Book Guide *
He takes you inside his world of pain, and it's like a small, brightly lit cell ... Life, Frey tells us, is pretty disturbing and weird when you're out of your head. But try living it sober * The Spectator *
When a book proves difficult to put down, you know you're on to a good thing * Irish News *
My Friend Leonard will go some way to cementing his reputation as one of the finest young writers around. * Irish Examiner *
'Beautiful, sad, potent, irresistible' * Elle *
The idea of reading about the road to recovery of someone whose lifestyle I could neither condone nor understand didn't inspire me at all. WRONG!!! Within two pages all prejudice was forgotten and I immediately felt an empathy with the main character.' * Jane Eyre, Leeds *

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“My Friend Leonard”

I read A Million Tiny Pieces and was simpley unable put it down, I laughed, smiled and cried my way through it. As soon as I finished I ordered My Friend Leonard, and this too did not dissapoint. These two books are... More

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“My Friend Leonard”

I have enjoyed reading this book tremendously. The style was unusual but so refreshing. It added greatly to the story and suspens. I was particularly touched by the intense meaning behind the respectful, genuine as... More

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“My Friend Leonard”

Having read Frey's first book 'A Million Little Pieces' and enjoying it enormously, I was both hugely excited and hugely apprehensive about reading it's sequel: 'My Friend Leonard'. It... More

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