Picks and Pans Review: Bright Lights, Big City by Jay Mcinerney

updated 05/05/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/05/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Read by actor Mark Linn-Baker, McInerney's best-selling first novel about the fast life in New York is sharp and involving on tape. Linn-Baker (My Favorite Year) and narrator William Fowler, reading an abridged text, sustain a brash, ironic attitude. On seeing his landlord approach, McInerney's nameless hero remarks, "His wife was no less formidable, being the one who wore the mustache in the family." (Random House, $14.95)

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