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The speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william Rating: 6,2/10 597 reviews

The speed chronicles (eBook, 2011) [aimtheory.com]

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The first contemporary collection of all new literary short fiction on the drug from an array of today's most compelling and respected authors. Packed with witty, subtle dialogue and cascades of bold, apropos descriptions, Empty the Sun is an unquestioned feast of language. Deprived of the ingrained romantic mysticism of the opiate or the cosmopolitan chic of cocaine or the mundane tolerance of marijuana, there is no sympathy for this devil. At the best moments, the use of stimulants can celebrate the beauty and intensity of human experience. Vollmann, Sherman Alexie, and more Publishers Weekly. If there gotta be one, based on Flash.

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The Speed Chronicles

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

It goes by many names: crystal meth, amphetamines, Dexedrine, Benzedrine, Adderall; crank, spizz, chickenscratch, oblivious marching powder, the go-fast. Yet speed crystal meth, amphetamines, Dexedrine, Benzedrine, Adderall; crank, spizz, chickenscratch, oblivious marching powder, the go-fast is the most American of drugs: twice the productivity at half the cost, and equal opportunity for all. After that, there were some pretty good stories that reminded me of Requiem for a Dream and Waiting Period and Bret Easton Ellis and the like. The elements of crime and tweaking, bleary-eyed zombies exist alongside heart-wrenching narratives of everyday people, the American Dream going up in flames, and even some accounts of pure joy. Deprived of the ingrained romantic mysticism of the opiate or the cosmopolitan chic of cocaine or the mundane tolerance of marijuana, there is no sympathy for this devil.

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The Speed Chronicles by Jess Walter (ebook)

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

The glossy pages with the two pieces laid out that way detracted from how the rest of the book was put together. And again, it may be the bias of the straight-edge kid within me, but I found the former including stories by William Vollman, Jerry Stahl, Natalie Diaz, James Greer and James Franco completely uninteresting, and borderline unreadable. It is no secret that the drug has historically tuned up the lives of writers, including Jack Kerouac, Susan Sontag, Philip K. In fact, it's one of the worst short stories I've ever read. Any story worth reading will likely be found again in better collections.

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The Speed Chronicles (eBook) by Joseph Mattson, Natalie Diaz, Sherman Alexie, Jerry Stahl, Scott Phillips, Kenji Jasper, James Franco, Jess Walter, Beth Lisick, Rose Bunch, Tao Lin, Megan Abbott, James Greer, William T. Vollmann (Author)

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

Too rarely, though, has it been written about, and its jolt to the bones of the American landscape continues to peak. I really enjoyed how the book was organized, editor Joseph Mattson chose well and ordered the pieces in a way that kept up the Speedy momentum. The first contemporary collection of all new literary short fiction on the drug from an array of today's most compelling and respected authors. These are no stereotypical tales of tweakers—the element of crime and the bleary-eyed, shaky zombies at dawn are here right alongside heart-wrenching narratives of everyday people, good intentions gone terribly awry, the skewed American Dream going up in flames, and even some accounts of pure joy. At the best moments, the use of stimulants can celebrate the beauty and intensity of human experience. Akashic Books dares to bring forth the first contemporary collection of all new literary short fiction on the drug from an array of today's most compelling and respected authors.

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The Speed Chronicles by Jess Walter (ebook)

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

It feels so good and hurts so bad. The subject of speed is so innately intimidating yet so undeniably present that it begs to be written about. The promise of the collection is that it will neither vilify nor romanticize its subject matter. The subject of speed is so innately intimidating yet so undeniably present that it begs to be written about. The promise of the collection is that it will neither vilify nor romanticize its subject matter. Deprived of the ingrained romantic mysticism of the opiate or the cosmopolitan chic of cocaine or the mundane tolerance of marijuana, there is no sympathy for this devil. Vollmann, Sherman Alexie, Jerry Stahl, Beth Lisick, Megan Abbott, James Greer, and more.

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The Speed Chronicles

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

I would have rather seen those pieces done in keeping with the rest of the book. Okay, so this is the meth book that I was looking for. Vollmann, James Franco, Megan Abbott, Jerry Stahl, Beth Lisick, Jess Walter, Scott Phillips, James Greer, Tao Lin, Joseph Mattson, Natalie Diaz, Kenji Jasper, and Rose Bunch. The reason this book was on my to-read list was because James Franco had a story in it. Overall if you like drug lit you should read this. It is no secret that the drug has historically tuned up the lives of writers, including Jack Kerouac, Susan Sontag, Philip K.

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The Speed Chronicles by Joseph Mattson · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

There really isn't enough here to justify the price of admission, proving once again that drug use can be an expensive, bad habit. Vollmann, James Franco, Megan Abbott, Jerry Stahl, Beth Lisick, Jess Walter, Scott Phillips, James Greer, Tao Lin, Joseph Mattson, Natalie Diaz, Kenji Jasper, and Rose Bunch. This review originally published in. Though the stories here do not all necessarily promote or encourage drug use. The subject of speed is so innately intimidating yet so undeniably present that it begs to be written about.

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The Speed Chronicles

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

This one did not disappoint at all. And, while, technically, they're different, they pretty much have the same effects so says the editor of this collection and is confirmed by yahoo answers. He lives in Los Angeles. His collection, Eat Hell, published by Narrow Books, investigates the lives of down-and-out Angelenos. As Joseph Mattson reminds us in his introduction, drug use has certainly played a factor in the lives of some writers, such as Jack Kerouac, Susan Sontag, and Philip K. These are no stereotypical tales of tweakers—the element of crime and the bleary-eyed, shaky zombies at dawn are here right alongside heartwrenching narratives of everyday people, good intentions gone terribly awry, the skewed American Dream going up in flames, and even some account of pure joy.

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The Speed Chronicles (eBook) by Joseph Mattson, Natalie Diaz, Sherman Alexie, Jerry Stahl, Scott Phillips, Kenji Jasper, James Franco, Jess Walter, Beth Lisick, Rose Bunch, Tao Lin, Megan Abbott, James Greer, William T. Vollmann (Author)

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

Vollmann, Sherman Alexie, Jerry Stahl, Beth Lisick, Megan Abbott, James Greer, and more. It is no secret that the drug has historically tuned up the lives of writers, including Jack Kerouac, Susan Sontag, Philip K. Like, he watched the movie and then wrote exactly what he saw in the screen. Sheman Alexie's story was also quite moving and beautifully written. Jerry Stahl's story was probably my favorite, as it is written from the point of view of someone actually on speed, and it's extremely convincing. It feels so good and hurts so bad. The doctor is kindly and unreliable; the slippage between normal unreliable perception and drug-induced unreliability is well-done.

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The Speed Chronicles by Joseph Mattson · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

the speed chronicles jasper kenji alexie sherman abbott megan phillips scott walter jess lisick beth stahl jerry vollmann william

Vollman, James Greer and even James Franco. Yet speed--crystal meth, amphetamines, Dexedrine, Benzedrine, Adderall; crank, spizz, chickenscratch, oblivious marching powder, the go-fast--is the most American of drugs: twice the productivity at half the cost, and equal opportunity for all. From its dueling roots of pharmaceutical miracle cure and Californian biker-gang scourge to contemporary Ivy League campuses and high school chem labs, punk rock clubs to the military-industrial complex, suburban households to tin-can ghettos, it crosses all ethnicities, genders, and geographies—from immigrants and heartlanders punching double factory shifts to clandestine border warlords, doctors to bomber pilots, prostitutes to housewives, T-girls to teenagers, Academy Award—nominated actors and the mansion on the hill to the poorest Indian on the rez—making it not only the most essentially American narcotic, but the most deceivingly sundry literary matter. The second batch are moderately interesting, such as Megan Abbott's story of an angel of mercy doctor whose prescriptions are an attempt to provide relief and happiness; or Tao Lin's deadpan chronicle of New York hipsters schlepping around town on Adderall; Beth Lisick's first-person narration by a Martha Stewartish housewife prepping for a party; and Rose Bunch's description of another middle-class housewife's uneasy relationship with her sketchy meth-cooking neighbors. Even the poorly thought out graphics didn't make up for what was darned near plagiarism. Speed: the most demonized—and misunderstood—drug in the land.

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