On the road with the Blank Generation, "Go Now" takes readers on a wild trip across the country and into the head of a down-on-his-luck punk musician. ""Go Now" is a vile, scabrous, unforgivable, and deserving of the widest possible audience".--William Gibson.
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... guided by a ranging, meditative mind, the story becomes an emblem of how we live now. With candor the teller transforms blunders into the only shapely and reliably honorable offering that can be made of such materials: art. I was captive shortly after word one ... makes Beckett's despair seem chirpy. Billy's most sordid plunges are rendered in a slit-eyed dryness worthy of Burroughs, but Billy is kin to Kafka and Bartleby, as well Hell nails the autoerotic urgency of sexual hunger, our ability at the flick of a neuron to find everyone arousing, the landscape morphing into a mirror of our restlessness. -- Laurie Stone, The Nation
Capable of moments of profound personal insight and revelation as well as acts of profane indecency and sexual deviance, Hell's character both seduces and repels. Yet in the end Mud is Hell's greatest gift as a novelist. In the ambiguity of Mud's characterization lies the power of Hell's language. Only a writer as versatile as Hell could describe Mud's bout with heroin withdrawal with sympathy and pathos, then go on to make us despise his semi-conscious hero. Hell, like Mud, plays a great, bold game with the reader, proving himself as a writer with a vision that is not easy to shake off. -- BookPage
Hell's brilliant junkie novel, Go Now, is prison writing from the lockup of the head, but unlike the majority of addiction testimony, narrator Billy's sentences are hammered out of hard-won insights, snaking around your basic pillars of consciousness, loneliness, self-disgust, oblivion, and sex. -- The Village Voice
[S]harp, clear and hysterically funny. With a detached prose style that is both brutally honest and self-conscious, Hell can be frightfully insightful Forget Jim Carroll, Go Now is the real junkie rock 'n' roll literary masterpiece. -- James Marshall, High Times
A punk-rocker of modest renown and a self-styled poet, Hell debuts with a pointless and plotless fiction that lacks either the drug authenticity of a Burroughs or the transgressive aesthetic of an Acker. A junkie's journal, this clumsily written narrative relies on the thinnest of premises: A punk performer named Billy Mud, kept from recording by a record company dispute, is hired to travel cross-country and set down his impressions while his sometime girlfriend takes photos. Despite empty gestures toward literary predecessors (on Baudelaire: ``I identify with him a lot''), Hell, via Mud, mostly poses throughout as a super-studly anti-bourgeois rebel. Mud is so bored (he'd say ``full of ennui'') with his own story that he takes time to describe the physical dimensions of his notebook. And, of course, he describes the new wardrobe he needs if he's to blend in with the normals. Once on the road--no Kerouac he- -he wastes away in motel rooms, planning how to score sex or dope. Luckily, his girlfriend Chrissa is French, so he benefits from the cultural dissonance--i.e., she falls for his tired act. Throughout, Mud's stream-of-drug-consciousness writing is laughably incoherent; his observations on drugs equally silly (``Junk is like an orgasm stretched in time''); and his commentary on America revealing of his own limitations (``America feels boring''). As a social critic, Hell sounds more like Paul Simon than Patti Smith. As a writer? Let's just say that rock lyrics aren't poetry, and addled scribbling not a novel. (Author tour) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Scribner Book Company 1997-06-01, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Codice libro della libreria 9780684832777B
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Descrizione libro Scibner , Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: New. First Paperback Edition. 1996 First Edition , First printing of the paperback Book . BRAND NEW from 1996 publisher . Never opened , Never owned . 2-1/4" black feltpen line bottom edge . Size 5-1/4 x 8 x 1/2" thick; 175 pages . Richard Hell , b. Richard Lester Meyers 1949 , singer, songwriter, bass guitarist , musician of The Neon Boys , Television , Richard Hell & the Voidoids , The Heartbreakers , and icon of punk music and fashion, ( his look and attitude is what the Sex Pistols were trying to emulate ), and writer. In 1997 he wrote this his first novel , drawn largely from his own experiences. Mim Udovitch, of New York Magazine says of this book : " Similar in intensity to Hell's work as a musician and to Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, with which it shares a junkie's eyes view of life, 'Go Now' is a strange, scary water slide of a read." . What a life - what a writer - what a read ! " Go Now " . by Richard Hell , aka Richard Hell Meyers , aka Theresa Stern . Softcover book, published by Scribner, New York 1996 *** Securely packed for Safe delivery worldwide since 1965 *** Size: 5-1/4 x 8 x 1/2 ". Codice libro della libreria 5743a
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Descrizione libro SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. On the road with the Blank Generation, Go Now takes readers on a wild trip across the country and into the head of a down-on-his-luck punk musician. Go Now is a vile, scabrous, unforgivable, and deserving of the widest possible audience. --William Gibson. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780684832777
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Descrizione libro SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.On the road with the Blank Generation, Go Now takes readers on a wild trip across the country and into the head of a down-on-his-luck punk musician. Go Now is a vile, scabrous, unforgivable, and deserving of the widest possible audience. --William Gibson. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780684832777
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