At a glance, A
Million Little Pieceslooks like an epic e.e. cummings poem:
no quotation marks, no paragraph breaks
But upon closer inspection, James Frey uses a very simple
writing style. Short words. Short sentences. Short words. Short sentences.
Repetition. Repetition. Repetition.
So although the book itself can be as easy to read as a
Little Golden Book about heroin ("See James. See drugs. See James do drugs"),
the experience itself can be a little tiresome. But maybe that's how addiction
is, too: Short thoughts. Creating a feeling. Of immediacy. Short thoughts. Just
wanting. Wanting. Wanting. Something. Over and over and over and over.