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Our Noise: A Novel
by Jeff Gomez (Goodreads Author)
Craig is armed with a college degree that has so far brought him nothing, certain that something better is just around the corner but unable to encounter it. He's been cohabiting with Ashley since college, and is caught in the dilemma of whether to break up with her or give in to marriage. Meanwhile, Ashley's efforts to earn a graduate degree seem futile considering that ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Touchstone
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I bought this book on my 18th birthday in the airport on my way to Paris, which sounds terribly romantic and I suppose it would have been even more so if I hadn't been buying something to read so that I didn't have to talk to my idiot of a boyfriend who had somehow attached himself to me like a barnacle. Eh, I was 18. What did I know. Anyway, this is a book I keep coming back to and anyone who is of a certain age and of a certain level of musical geekery should read this, because it's amazing ...more
I can see why some may have reviewed this badly. It's kind of a niche book. Unless you get the band references on every page ( I've listened to a lot of them here), zines and other pop culture references, reading this might be a little bit tedious. But I'm probably one of the ideal readers for this book. I love zines but haven't been reading too many lately (probably to catch up on my books!) This book may have been more relevant to me a couple years ago. I hate when I know books shouldn't be ...more
Not sure why, but this mildly engrossing story of "alternative" types in Kitty, Virginia, a small, slightly hip town complete with indie record stores and a happening café, sat unread on my bookshelf for years. Reading it now, almost twenty years after its first publication, Our Noise now functions as a period piece, a look into a time when two characters who create a zine need to cheat Kinko's to print their product, and a guy who starts a small record label struggles with physical inventory an ...more
i re-read this recently and decided it just seems like a nice friend to talk about music to. but then i realized i also skipped whole pages because i didn't want to read every description of someones thumbnail...in other words the descriptions can get that annoying.