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User

User

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by Blake Nelson
     
 
Mitch Smith is an ambitious young man. He wants to work the coolest clubs, date the hottest girls, do the hardest drugs. But when a one night stand with "nice girl" Amy Peterson threatens to become something more, Mitch must decide between an actual relationship or the continued pursuit of the unattainable.

Overview

Mitch Smith is an ambitious young man. He wants to work the coolest clubs, date the hottest girls, do the hardest drugs. But when a one night stand with "nice girl" Amy Peterson threatens to become something more, Mitch must decide between an actual relationship or the continued pursuit of the unattainable.

Editorial Reviews

Douglas Rushkoff
Blake Nelson manages to portray the gritty youth culture of Kids with the dialogue of a David Mamet play. Dark, funny and deadly accurate, User is Nelson's most boldly successful literary effort.
author of Ecstasy Club
Pagan Kennedy
Imagine if Anne Tyler wrote about heroin and one-night stands-this very readable book brings us into the head of a character who would ordinarily be unreadable. A refreshing change from cooler-than-thou hipster lit.
author of The Exes
Richard A. Martin
Like a Less than Zero set in the post-gunge aftermath of the Pacific Northwest, User catalogs the desperate actions of a nihilistic urban hipster class that operates on a different level from the rest of society. It's all here, from the rough sex to the drug experimentation to the see-saw ride of friendship in a hormaonally-charged, music-drenched underworld.
Seattle Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970481719
Publisher:
Versus Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.76(d)

What People are saying about this

Douglas Rushkoff
Blake Nelson manages to portray the gritty youth culture of kids with the diaglogue of a David Mamet play. Dark, funny and deadly accurate, User is Nelson's most boldly successful kiterary effort.
— Douglas Rushkoff, author of Ecstasy Club
Maggie Estep
Blake Nelson has an ear for the cool, confused, and brutally deadpan voice of youth. He ably documents its inner monologue.
—Maggie Estep, author of Diary of an Emotional Idiot
Pagan Kennedy
Imagine if Anne Tyler wrote about heroin and one-night stands—this very readable book brings us into the head of a character who would ordinarily be unreadable. A refreshing change from cooler-than-thou hipster lit.
— Pagan Kennedy, author of The Exes

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