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Publisher's Summary

Set in Hollywood during the Great Depression, The Day of the Locust depicts the estrangement and fears of a varied group who exist at the margins of the movie business, tensions exploding at the end with a riot during a film premiere.
©1939 Laura Perelman; (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Published in 1939, it is one of the most striking examples of the 'Hollywood novel' in American fiction. Tod Hackett, a set designer, becomes involved in the lives of several individuals who have been warped by their proximity to the artificial world of Hollywood. Hackett's completion of his painting The Burning of Los Angeles coincides with the explosion of the other characters' unfulfilled dreams in a conflagration of riot and murder." (The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature)
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By Santiago on 03-26-14

Horrible audio

What would have made The Day of the Locust better?

There is an echo in the background, and the audiobook is not complete. Very uncomfortable to listen to this book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Graham Janssen on 04-01-15

Doesn't match my book

The book was great, don't get me wrong, but there were two major problems. 1st: it doesn't match my version of the book by Signet Classics, skipping multiple chapters and many sections of the book. 2nd: there is a annoying echo made throughout the recording.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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