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  • Paperback
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  • I Pass Like Night
  • Jonathan Ames
  • English
  • 10 September 2018
  • 9780671034269

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SUMMARY I Pass Like Night Jonathan Ames é 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ´ GARAKAMI.CO é Jonathan Ames Nighttime landscape of chance and danger excitement and reinvention in the city's erotic underworld Walking a tightrope between sexual. Solitude in New York City during the generation of AIDS The underground of sexual depravity and wretched introverts Porn theaters full of men seeking euphoria no woman will give them riverside bonfires where bums drink away their rotting insides sketchy parks where good natured prostitutes roam look for tricks to turn The world of Jonathan Ames first novel I Pass Like Night is something familiar yet entirely alien where darkness and perversion are uncorked in an oppressive and overwhelming lonelinessJonathan Ames may now be best known for his HBO TV show Bored to Death The two certainly share similar characteristics However the novel illustrates NYC with a darker much less whimsical perspectiveOur narrator Alex Vine works as a doorman at an exclusive Manhattan Four Seasons restaurant When he clocks out he wanders into the depths of this harsh world He has a tendency to sleep with men when he gets drunk He is fond of a fat black prostitute named Goldie who once gave him oral sex over a condom He reminisces about his past of his father s awkward and traumatic attempts to be a comfort of the scars he has left behind in a childhood friend He falls in love with a despondent woman only to despise her the next moment It was one of those days when every time I went to go out the door something grabbed me in the back of the brain and said lie down and masturbate one time Indeed Alex is a complicated and profound protagonistThese stories are chronicled in brief disconnected vignettes The image is of Alex in his apartment after work some night writing them down on bits of scrap paper and placing them face down in a pile Almost all the stories can be told separately and exclusively It is nonlinear but in the end the collection of snapshots manage to form a unified whole Between the stories are haiku like descriptions distinct moments of city life The style is unapologetically lifted from Ernest Hemingway s In Our Time but the replication is used effectively making some particularly comical and resonating scenes He seems to borrow from many authors A little Carver there a little Kerouac here and why not some Selby while we re at it These authors are all smudged together into something new It is lean and fast and uncomfortable in an all too candid poker faced kind of wayUnfortunately the vignette style comes off as repetitious if one is to read the novel for extended periods but then again it does seem to be designed as a uick pick up for a few minutes every now and then All the same it is an easy read and it sheds light on a life unknown to most It may seem depraved and cruel and cold because it is but there exists some heart and humanity within it as well Even through a narrator like Alex who we never seem to understand even slightly a sense of sympathy and better understanding arises in the reader the History of Modern Japan landscape of chance and danger excitement and reinvention in the city's erotic underworld Walking a tightrope between sexual. Solitude in New York City during the generation of AIDS The underground of sexual depravity and wretched introverts Porn theaters full of men seeking euphoria no woman will give them riverside bonfires where bums drink away their rotting insides sketchy parks where good natured prostitutes roam Laltipiano delle meraviglie look for tricks to turn The world of Jonathan Ames first novel I Pass Like Night is something familiar yet entirely alien where darkness and perversion are uncorked in an oppressive and overwhelming Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti lonelinessJonathan Ames may now be best known for his HBO TV show Bored to Death The two certainly share similar characteristics However the novel illustrates NYC with a darker much Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet less whimsical perspectiveOur narrator Alex Vine works as a doorman at an exclusive Manhattan Four Seasons restaurant When he clocks out he wanders into the depths of this harsh world He has a tendency to sleep with men when he gets drunk He is fond of a fat black prostitute named Goldie who once gave him oral sex over a condom He reminisces about his past of his father s awkward and traumatic attempts to be a comfort of the scars he has Madame Bovary left behind in a childhood friend He falls in Boom Chicka Boom love with a despondent woman only to despise her the next moment It was one of those days when every time I went to go out the door something grabbed me in the back of the brain and said Un Perrito Problematico lie down and masturbate one time Indeed Alex is a complicated and profound protagonistThese stories are chronicled in brief disconnected vignettes The image is of Alex in his apartment after work some night writing them down on bits of scrap paper and placing them face down in a pile Almost all the stories can be told separately and exclusively It is nonlinear but in the end the collection of snapshots manage to form a unified whole Between the stories are haiku 7 Intimate Secrets like descriptions distinct moments of city Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever life The style is unapologetically Red's Hot Honky Tonk Bar lifted from Ernest Hemingway s In Our Time but the replication is used effectively making some particularly comical and resonating scenes He seems to borrow from many authors A Lunatic little Carver there a Grande Enciclopedia della Fantascienzan 2 little Kerouac here and why not some Selby while we re at it These authors are all smudged together into something new It is Launching Missional Communities lean and fast and uncomfortable in an all too candid poker faced kind of wayUnfortunately the vignette style comes off as repetitious if one is to read the novel for extended periods but then again it does seem to be designed as a uick pick up for a few minutes every now and then All the same it is an easy read and it sheds The Song Atlas A Book of World Poetry light on a Red Sky in Mourning life unknown to most It may seem depraved and cruel and cold because it is but there exists some heart and humanity within it as well Even through a narrator Maine like Alex who we never seem to understand even slightly a sense of sympathy and better understanding arises in the reader

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SUMMARY I Pass Like Night Jonathan Ames é 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ´ GARAKAMI.CO é Jonathan Ames Desire and self extinction Alexander Vine charts his destructive course and his struggle for redemption with startling unadorned clari. This is Jonathan Ames debut novel and it is structured in a series of small vignettes like tiles on a mosaic that you need to step back from in order to see the whole picture It s an interesting style and one that Ames has continued to use but this being his first publication it is not the most well formed exampleThe story follows Alexander Vine who charts his life and sordid encounters in late 1980s NYC interspersed with his recent moments of his youth and young manhood Having previously read Ames essays and The Extra Man I could see clearly where he was drawing on some his own life and so this felt very much like a thinly veiled autobiographical piece in placesIt is short easy to read disturbing and profane in places but also touching and endearing in others The ending felt a little underwhelming there was no real redemption or arc for the character but the novel is over 30yrs old at the time of me reading it and concessions need to be made Whilst it s not my favourite of Jonathan Ames works it was his first published novel and I felt that as a fan of his other work I should tick it off the list I enjoyed it for what it was 35 Awakening like tiles on a mosaic that you need to step back from in order to see the whole picture It s an interesting style and one that Ames has continued to use but this being his first publication it is not the most well formed exampleThe story follows Alexander Vine who charts his Call Me By Your Name life and sordid encounters in The Mark of Athena late 1980s NYC interspersed with his recent moments of his youth and young manhood Having previously read Ames essays and The Extra Man I could see clearly where he was drawing on some his own 2002 Index of Economic Freedom life and so this felt very much Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier like a thinly veiled autobiographical piece in placesIt is short easy to read disturbing and profane in places but also touching and endearing in others The ending felt a Alice in Wonderland little underwhelming there was no real redemption or arc for the character but the novel is over 30yrs old at the time of me reading it and concessions need to be made Whilst it s not my favourite of Jonathan Ames works it was his first published novel and I felt that as a fan of his other work I should tick it off the The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia list I enjoyed it for what it was 35

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SUMMARY I Pass Like Night Jonathan Ames é 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ´ GARAKAMI.CO é Jonathan Ames When Alexander Vine finishes his work day he leaves his post as a doorman at Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant and enters a. A bisexual man documents his sordid sexual escapades with rando hookups and prostitutes in 80s New York I Pass Like Night is Jonathan Ames first novel and it certainly reads like it The short tenuously connected chapters certainly seem like they were written by someone who doesn t uite know how to write a novel yet while the content is poorly formed and vaguely in conception Much of the book reeks of creative writing classes and thinly veiled embarrassing autobiography that was better off undisclosed Ames was probably shooting for a slightly modern Bukowski esue piece but ended up with a completely uninteresting meandering and unmemorable book instead Which is a bit disappointing as I d hoped for better like his actually good fiction You Were Never Really Here Bored to Death and his comic with Dean Haspiel The Alcoholic Definitely pass on I Pass Like Night and check those out instead Awakening leaves his post as a doorman at Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant and enters a. A bisexual man documents his sordid sexual escapades with rando hookups and prostitutes in 80s New York I Pass Like Night is Jonathan Ames first novel and it certainly reads Call Me By Your Name like it The short tenuously connected chapters certainly seem The Mark of Athena like they were written by someone who doesn t uite know how to write a novel yet while the content is poorly formed and vaguely in conception Much of the book reeks of creative writing classes and thinly veiled embarrassing autobiography that was better off undisclosed Ames was probably shooting for a slightly modern Bukowski esue piece but ended up with a completely uninteresting meandering and unmemorable book instead Which is a bit disappointing as I d hoped for better 2002 Index of Economic Freedom like his actually good fiction You Were Never Really Here Bored to Death and his comic with Dean Haspiel The Alcoholic Definitely pass on I Pass Like Night and check those out instead


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    [Free E–pub] I Pass Like Night author Jonathan Ames Jonathan Ames é 1 FREE DOWNLOAD Reminiscent of John Rechy's The City of Night with its clandestine sexual encounters in a city where everyone is hustling in one way or another but missing Rechy's rich prose I loved the stories of the prostitutes best but while Mr Ames's prose was almost powerful and poetic at times he never uite made it there especially with the interlud

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