Artificial Light

Artificial Light[PDF / Epub] ✐ Artificial Light ☃ James Greer – Stunningly written in prose that is poetic gripping and highly adventurous Artificial Light may be the first American novel to successfully treat the alternative rock scene of the 1990s as a subject f Stunningly written in prose that is poetic gripping and highly adventurous Artificial Light may be the first American novel to successfully treat the alternative rock scene of the s as a subject for serious literatureJames Greer a novelist and screenwriter has written for Spin Tennis Magazine Sunfish Holy Breakfast and Paris Hilton He is the author of Guided by Voices A Brief History Twenty One Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock 'n' Roll Grove He lives in Los Angeles. Give this book a chance It's pretty interesting Unlike this review What an odd beautiful book the guy at the Mercer Street Books counter remarked when I bought it I should mention that I bought this book after I'd already read half of it in a copy I borrowed from the library When it became clear that I was dogearing too many favorite pages to return it in good faith I figured I'd better buy my own It's one of the most haunting things I've read lately haunting in a good way like a foggy nightI'm not sure how to sum it up except that it's sort of an angular Nabokovian tale of well 1990s alt rock And yet it's not as pretentious as that soundsI'm not doing too good a job of selling this am I? Well look if you've ever been in a band or in a bar or had friends in bands or in bars you might enjoy this book If you find yourself still prowling the used recordCD bins in search of that perfect sound you might enjoy this book It's a hell of a thing and I dug it intensely And I'm not just saying that because its author was in G B V either early nineties era guilty pleasure Strange and broken Dreamlike in many ways yet constantly searching for a hint of some truth whether rooted in actual fact or in what the narrator perceives as fact There is the cliched sense of writing towards a universal truth from the point of view of the truly mundane At approximately 330 pages it's a slightly over written and Greer sometimes waxes poetic far too much in character monologues that don't seem entirely real However I liked the book and I think it was well put together and the right intention was present when building it But the idea of this book is in my mind far better then the execution of it I think the same story could have been told in less than 200 pages I really dont think I liked this book But then I remind myself about the pages with Kurt in it and then I sayOhOkay then But then I remember the fucking idiotic ending and I think We should burn this bookYeah anyways this wasn't a great bookIt was an average book and finished it in an average timeDont want to think about this book anyEverytime I think about or see this book my reaction will bi Ugh I struggled to get through this book for uite some time but pressed on because the author is a very lovely person whom I had the pleasure of meeting It's a very interesting book but moves a bit slowly at times I enjoyed the grungy 90's setting and characters and enjoyed the feeling of watching the character's lives unfold and fall apart respectively i had serious doubts before reading this booksince it is about Kurt Cobain so it was hard for me to get into the book at first but as i read i was attached to it and i find it pretty interestingit worths every minute of your readingi love this book and i highly recommend it to people who love Kurt Cobain I read this book on an airplane from the mythological land of Dayton Ohio to Los Angeles and positively devoured it It was one of those great surprising books where the author slowly hooks you before you realize what's happening this has uneven likes and dislikes but i think is a great novel about disaffection and music in the '90's hell the naughts too for that matter I think Greer bit off a little than he could chew and made a fairly simple premise much complicated than it needed to be no matter how literary he wanted to be about it

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  • Paperback
  • 338 pages
  • Artificial Light
  • James Greer
  • English
  • 22 September 2016
  • 9781933354002