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ISBN:
0812972619
Author:
Ian Spiegelman
Language:
English
Publisher:
Villard (June 8, 2004)
Pages:
176 pages
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Ian Spiegelman was born in Brooklyn in 1974 and raised in Bayside, Queens

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Ian Spiegelman was born in Brooklyn in 1974 and raised in Bayside, Queens. He lives in Forest Hills, Queens.

Told in a hallucinatory, street-poetic voice, Everyone's Burning depicts the lives and deaths of a generation that raised itself on Star Wars, talk shows, and Charles Manson interviews. Koch is a bleary yet gimlet-eyed tour guide through one of their neighborhoods.

Shipping & Handling by region. Ian Spiegelman comes out hard in his first shot at fiction, scoring with crisp dialogue and warp-speed plotting, leaving behind a first-rate tale littered with the corpses of multi-dimensional characters too riveting to forget, too close to home to shrug away. Bet the house money-this book won't let you down. Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Street Boys and Gangster "Everyone's Burning is brimming over with attitude, energy and talent. This is a kick-ass debut.

Ian Spiegelman is the author of Everyone’s Burning. A veteran of the gossip world, he reported for New York magazine and the New York Post’s "Page Six" and is a frequent contributor to Details magazine. He lives in Queens, New York. Paperback: 272 pages. Publisher: Miramax (May 2, 2007).

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Everyone& Burning, Spiegelman, Ian. Варианты приобретения. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive.

Everyone's Burning: A Novel, Villard (New York, NY), 2003. Ian Spiegelman started out writing poetry in college and went on to become a gossip columnist for the New York Post. SIDELIGHTS: Ian Spiegelman started out writing poetry in college and went on to become a gossip columnist for the New York Post. His first book, Everyone's Burning: A Novel, tells the story of narrator Leon Koch, a, disaffected resident of Queens, New York, who spends his time hanging out with a dubious set of friends and girlfriends drinking alcohol, doing cocaine, and having one-night stands

A young man without prospects finds his place in the universe--as a young woman's slave.Poised somewhere between high school and adulthood, Leon Koch roams the bars and bedrooms of Bayside, Queens, twenty minutes and a thousand psychic miles from Manhattan--a multicultural landscape where the line dividing the middle class from the street gangs has been obliterated. With his two best friends just out of prison for pipe-bombing a house, Koch discovers that cocaine and alcohol have imbued him with "superpowers," twisting his mind into a plexus where love, fear, violence, and intimacy are indistinguishable. As life becomes a waking nightmare spent fighting with police, predators, and the law-abiding, unscarred citizens he dismisses as "normals," Koch drives relentlessly toward a fantasy zone. What he finds is a fetishistic realm of worship and ritual where people are never quite certain whether they're role-playing or getting played by their roles. Testing the bounds of sensation under the constant threat of violence, Koch explores a world that is a slave to its own secrets, where freedom exists only in a 911 call from the brink of self-annihilation.Told in a hallucinatory, street-poetic voice, Everyone's Burning depicts the lives and deaths of a generation that raised itself on Star Wars, talk shows, and Charles Manson interviews. Koch is a bleary yet gimlet-eyed tour guide through one of their neighborhoods.From the Hardcover edition.
  • Jaberini
I had considered reading this book until the "author" himself informed us that no real book is under 200 pages long and that by reading short stories we will cause society to crumble and all millenials will die. That killed any interest I had in the writings listed here. (I won't call it a book, BC he expressed that it is NOT one due to length)
  • Beazerdred
I consider Everyone's Burning by Ian Spiegelman (Villard Books) the best novel that I have read in the last twenty years, since I read Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby or Faulkner's Sanctuary. The author has written a brilliant book which can be read on many different levels. On one hand it is fiction about growing up in a tough Queens neighborhood, gangs, people going to prison, weird sex, drugs, friendship and betrayal and just at this level, Everyone's Burning is an exceptional read, mesmerizing and completely unforgettable. Spiegelman builds his characters in such a way that you really care about them, they become so vivid that is a moment of despair when you reach the final page and realize that you aren't going to be able to live inside their skins any more. But there is so much more to Everyone's Burning. Spiegelman is a genius. This man can really write. The text is alive, the words just jump off the page and crunch you. This author will be heard from again, many times again. His style is brief and dead on target. Even though he is writing about a very tough scene, the literary style here is so superb and the word choice is so skilled Spiegelman could be just as well be writing poetry. This is writing craft at its most perfect. For instance, there is a key scene where the main character accuses a cop whom he feels has not tried hard enough in tracking down the guy who sexually molested him as a kid. Spiegelman focuses on the shifting physical distance between the main character and the cop as the main character describes the scene. It is one of the most effective brief descriptions of two sort-of-strangers confronting each other intensely that I have ever read, and the author pulled it off by focusing on that changing distance between them, because in that kind of defensive overwhelming situation people will get caught up with displacement and remember small details like physical distance. I finished reading that passage thinking, "Can literature possibly be better than this?" But it was like that virtually on every page with Everyone's Burning. Another small stylistic example: the author ended his brief chapters at exactly the right moment. Some of the chapters were just a few pages and their length was always unpredictable, giving the book a pacing element that Spiegelman used like a master. The author's use of rhythm in his text, his feel for language was remarkable. The author always kept me a little off balance but the joy of reading such powerful prose and ruthlessly effective character development just made me desperate for more when I got to the last page. I cannot recommend a book more highly than this one.
  • Jogas
After seeing an ad for the book online, I decided to give this young contemporary author a do-or-die shot. My preconception was that I would find the book to be amateurish or at best, mildly amusing. I merely intended to broaden my exposure and was not looking for some masterpiece. However, from page one, the book floored me. It was unlike anything I had ever read. The author paints a blurry picture; one cannot see the characters clearly. It is as though everything is in a daze. Nobody 'seems' to have a clear-cut well-define personality. I could not identify with anyone. And that was the best part. Against the backdrop of smoke-filled cocaine-infested barrooms with young adults, the ones who are supposed to lead the world tomorrow, is the lead character Koch, struggling to get on with his life, a life with no apparent meaning or ambition.
Like a fog that is opaque from a distance, but translucent upon closer inspection, this book makes sense if one tries to be in Koch's shoes and imagines living life the way him and his circle of associates do. The book depicts the lives of adults who did not have a childhood; those stuck in perpetual confusion and incorrect decisions; those easily seduced by the simplest vices. As long as I tried to judge and analyze the characters and their actions as an outsider, I had trouble imagining anyone living as irresponsible, vicious, and wasteful existence as them. But after a couple of chapters, Koch grows on you. Despite Koch's blunt negligent attitude and utter disrespect for all forms of authority and power, the author manages to induce warmth for the innocent child still in his heart.
Just like there is no beginning or an end to a fog, there is no need for a chronological storyline in this book. It is just an episode in the lives of these lost youngsters and the real story is the atmosphere - the smoky environment and Koch's black spots. Definitely one of the best books I have read.
  • MisTereO
I initially bought "Everyone's Burning" based upon my love of all things Queens and was very pleasantly surprised.
"Everyone's Burning" is not for the Oprah's Book Club bunch. It's not sweet, the characters are irredeemable, and the setting is bleak. I LOVED it. It's such a well-crafted book. The sentences are razor sharp and the dialogue is crisp. There's not one wasted or superfluous word.
I found the themes and structure very Raymond Carver-esque in their realism and deceptive simplicity. The characters experience love, friendship and loss with varying degrees of confusion, anger and denial. Put away the rose-colored glasses, "Everyone's Burning" does not paint a pretty little picture of society.
This is a terrific debut novel. I look forward to seeing more from this bright young novelist.
  • Drelajurus
OK, I'll admit that it was the cover that caught my eye, but when I picked the book up and read the first paragraph, I laughed and knew it was for me. It's an incredibly fast and furious read, full of humor and energy and everything you want in a new writer. While some of the scenes are a little intense, I never once thought the writer was posing or doing something for effect that wasn't real. It feels like a postcard from the front lines, except the front lines are in Queens, and all we can do to keep the empitness of the world at bay is try to find some way to connect with the lost souls around us.
  • Goktilar
Spiegelman brilliantly exposes the proverbial elephant on the coffee table of middle class America. Completely exposed, this writer's first novel is daring, disturbing and never slow. Once in awhile you need to take off your clothes and look at your self in the mirror.