Beemer

Beemer

by Glenn Gaslin

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ISBN-13: 9781569473665
Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Glenn Gaslin is a graduate of Northwestern University and co-author of a reference work, The Complete Cross-Referenced Guide to the Baby Buster Generation's Collective Unconscious (Putnam-Berkley 1998). His journalism has appeared in Slate, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other magazines and newspapers. He is 31 and lives with his wife in Long Beach, CA.

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Beemer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Beemer (™)” by Glenn Gaslin, is a easy read, funny, solid, fictional book. The book is about Beemer on his quest to glory, or to shame. Beemer is a realist with independent ideas that is madly in love with his girlfriend Paul. He pictures his name on “Mountain Dew” cans and wants to be the next big thing. The main theme that I got out of the book was that hope is not the only key to success. I also got the message oh how ignorant some modern Americans can be. The best parts of the books are the humorous ones. The book is full of pop culture, and 80s and 90s references. The humor is sarcastic and witty and above the low standard of comedy books. The start and first 100 pages or so are a quick and easy to follow interesting story. Unfortunately the end of the book drags on and a lot of questions are left unanswered. The book tends to jump around a lot in the beginning, and the main problem is somewhat weak and doesn't have a great resolution. On the subject of dislikes, this book is not for everyone. the book contains concepts that should be okayed by a Parent. Some of the jokes can be racist or prejudice at times too. I do not recommend reading this book if you are offended easily, or offended by sex, Black, Jew, fat, Southern, Skater, Democratic, Republican, crippled jokes. The language is fairly strong too so keep that in mind. On the flip side, I recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick, easy read filled with a lot of good laughs, and maybe an eye opener and some good lessons. Over all I give the book a rating of eight out of ten, and the writing a rating of six out of ten. I personally have not read anything else like “Beemer (™)” so if you are in the mood for something new, definitely give this book a chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It's a wild ride the whole way! Gaslin has crafted a well-written, highly imagined, and delightfully hilarious work of art that is a joy to read! It is a wonderful, wacky, and wild look at our modern day lives....!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Glenn Gaslin gets it perfect in this ode to American culture. You will not be disappointed in the style that this young, first-time novelist already has. This is a phenomenal, can't-put-it-down novel.