Flatscreen

Flatscreen

Book - 2012
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"OMFG, I nearly up and died from laughter when I read Flatscreen. This is the novel that every young turk will be reading on their way to a job they hate and are in fact too smart for." --Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

Indie-lit star and Faster Times editor Adam Wilson delivers the gleefully absurd, effortlessly heartwarming story of one young man's struggle to shake off the listless, sexless, stoned mantle of suburban teenage life and become something better. Fortunately (maybe) for Eli, his apathetic quest finds a catalyzing agent in one Mr. Seymour J. Kahn, a paraplegic sex addict and two-bit silver screen star who initiates a mad decent into debasement and (of course) YouTube stardom--a transformation from which there will be no going back.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2012]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780062090331
006209033X
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 21 cm

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ChristchurchLib Aug 20, 2013

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loudem
Jan 31, 2013

What a crazy book. The "hero" is a fucked up guy with two things on his mind: drugs & and his dick. What a sorrowful and pitiful life this guy is having, 'cose at the end of the book, it's not finished. Nothing has been resolved. He is still were he started: nowhere. He's surely from generation X, if not generation " I don't fuck care about anything". The author seemed knowledgeable. Either he believes in the characters in his book, and that's quite pathetic or he's just painting a fucked up society. Either way, it's a little scary. No points for this first (?) book.

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bryantblack
Aug 18, 2012

Takes some work to get through the beginning, but gets very good in the middle. A very entertaining book and quick read.

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dmissak
Jun 16, 2012

Good book. Just read it.

SuzieQ1 Jun 06, 2012

I couldn't get past the gross impression I got of the main character, so I stopped after the first chapter. Maybe it gets good; I'll never find out.

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