Praise. Like a line of coke begs for another bump (or so we’ve been told), Clubland is a compulsive page-turner.” —Miami Herald “Clubland. Buy Clubland Confidential New edition by Frank Owen (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture From the Publisher In , journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Prostitution, theft, drug addiction, and murder throng under the disco ball as he explores the empire built in New York by nightlife king Peter Gatien during the s and the multi-pronged campaign waged by the government to bring the impresario to his knees at any cost. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Saying I liked it by way of stars it not really expressing my opinion of this book. Gatien wins his trial in court, mainly because he did not mastermind any drug distribution in his clubs, but winds up losing his empire in the legal battle.
Jill Lundquist rated it it was ok Jul 16, This is one of the enduring contradictions of the nocturnal economy: Looking for More Great Reads? Owen discovered a world where reckless hedonism was elevated to an art form, and where the ever-accelerating party finally spun out of control in the hands of notorious club owner Peter Gatien and his minions. Owen observes that he “exuded the humanity of a dial tone” his friends insist he was just shy.
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CLUBLAND: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture
Mar 08, Alicia rated it it was ok Shelves: Injournalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K, a designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Open Preview See a Problem? Not so much about drugs as it is about the thugs who sell them. Ships from and sold by Amazon.
Freak Show by James St. Welcome to the decadent nineties club scene.
clublznd Alig’s drug-addled story is the most grotesque and chilling: I also realized I’m stupidly picky with nonfiction, because I hated the memoir aspects of “Witches in America” but would have LOVED more on Owen’s personal experience in the club scene.
Engrossing read from start to finish by a former journalist for the Village Voice.
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I believe everything on Alig was what kept my attention. Mar 12, Melissa rated it really liked it. Jan 10, Jenny rated it liked it. I do know that right now frakn is a gym. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
Clubland sees through the smoke, mirrors, and Ketamine. The Beastie Boys were also mentioned. Paperbackpages. May 03, Closetcase rated it it was amazing.
Clubland Confidential by Frank Owen
Dec 13, Laura Nine rated it it was amazing. Preview — Clubland Confidential by Frank Owen. Owen does a great job tying all of these events together into one fascinating tapestry that shows the decadent and epicurean nature of this moment in time.
I read this book because I was interested in the Club Kid movement, and this gave some interesting information and stories, but was nowhere near as good as Party Monster. It amazed me the ties to the mafia these clubs had that were owned by Gatian.
Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture by Frank Owen
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His novel is one that you won’t be able to put down as page after page shows you the inner workings of the nightlife and of their promoters leaving none of the seediest details omitted.
See all 51 reviews. Books clublznd the Week. While undercover agents fabricate evidence against Gatien, the entrepreneur is off on drug binges with hookers; while his Mob-connected underlings rat each other out to gain an edge over their rivals, innocent—or relatively innocent—people are killed in the crossfire.
Clubland begins with author Frank Owen attempting to do an article about the anesthetic drug ketamine, also known as “Special K”, as he searches for the substance at the infamous Limelight disco. His novel is one that you won’t be able to put down as page after page shows you the inner workings of the nightlife and of their promoters leaving none of the seediest details omitted.
This author was an insider in the club kids scene, but he was a journalist, not drowning in the lifestyle the way St. On the downside, not nearly as hilarious as DB was It brilliantly captures the feel of contemporary New York, where the slick gangsters of a Scorsese movie mingle with the trendy urbanites of a Bret Easton Ellis novel.