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The Neon Wilderness

The Neon Wilderness

2002 ·
·4.23·543 Ratings ·308 Pages
“ There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. ” ― BUDDHA
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  • Chicago: City on the Make

    2001·
    ·4.16·716 Ratings
    This 50th anniversary edition has been newly annotated by David Schmittgens and Bill Savage with explanations for everything from Chicago history to slang to what the Black Sox scandal was and why it mattered.In this slender classic ... Algren tells us al
  • Gilligan's Wake

    2003·
    ·3.7·161 Ratings
    A kaleidoscopic novel about our last American centuryA skipper plies the waters of the South Pacific, running ammunition and passing the time with navy buddies McHale and Jack Kennedy, remembering the sweet caress of Screw-Me Susie. A New York millionaire
  • Daisy Buchanan's Daughter

    2011·
    ·3.08·31 Ratings
    She was born during the Jazz Age and grew up in Paris and the American Midwest after her father's death on the polo field and her mother's later suicide. As a young war reporter, she waded ashore on Omaha Beach and witnessed the liberation of Dachau. She
  • Now Dig This: The Unspeakable Writings, 1950-1995

    2002·
    ·3.67·139 Ratings
    Acclaimed novelist, Beat godfather, prolific screenwriter, and one of the founders of New Journalism, as well as the only guy to wear shades on the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's cover, Terry Southern was an audacious original. Now Dig This is a journey through T
  • Candy

    1996·
    ·3.2·962 Ratings
    Banned upon initial publication, the now-classic Candy is a romp of a story about the impossibly sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl. She chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts & everyone she meets when she
  • Blue Movie

    1997·
    ·3.59·434 Ratings
    Blue Movie is a satirical novel by Terry Southern about the making of a high-budget pornographic film. The story line follows the celebrated cinematic auteur Boris Adrian, "King B", who undertakes The Faces of Love, an episodic film with high budget produ
  • The Magic Christian

    1996·
    ·3.47·954 Ratings
    One of the funniest, cruelest, and most savagely revealing books about American life ever written, The Magic Christian has been called Terry Southern's masterpiece. Guy Grand is an eccentric billionaire — the last of the big spenders — determined to c
  • Flash and Filigree

    1996·
    ·3.18·168 Ratings
    Terry Southern is an acclaimed satirist of American culture, the writer responsible for Candy and the screenplay of Dr. Strangelove. In Flash and Filigree, his first novel, he delivers yet another outrageously funny commentary on the dark side of our nati
  • A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters to Nelson Algren

    1999·
    ·4.01·227 Ratings
    In 1947, Simone de Beauvoir met Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Nelson Algren in Chicago, and it was love at first sight. A passionate affair ensued, spanning twenty years and four continents in an era when a transatlantic flight took twenty-four hours an
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