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Dance, Recover, Repeat

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
From an edgy new voice comes a frenetic novel about boredom, porn, and pills. Brandishing a unique, comic worldview, Alasdair Duncan assembles a surprising, devastating narrative using dialogue, emails, Internet chats, fantasies, notebook entries, blips from video games, and more.
Calvin is sixteen and bored with suburban life. But in the city, things are altogether more
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ebook, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by MTV Books (first published April 19th 2005)
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Adrienne
Dec 15, 2009 Adrienne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Calvin is your typical disaffected suburban teen, passing the time doing as many drugs and getting as much sex as he can. After an internet friend sends Calvin pornographic photos of himself, Calvin becomes obsessed with the other, unknown boy in the photographs. Then at a party, he meets the boy from the photographs, who's name is Anthony...

I'm not sure what I think of this book except to say that I wish the main character Calvin would get some therapy. I worry about him. That said, I thought h
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Chris
Jul 05, 2013 Chris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
this book follows the mind of some yuppie teenage kid and his sexcapades/drug use/follies.

what's the point?

duncan admits a couple hundred pages in that his protagonist is boring and over analyzes everything (though his analysis is always shallow and draws absolutely no conclusions about anything at all. what i want to know is: was it worth writing a story about someone as vapid and unaware as calvin?

i loved reading the same sentences over and over on several different pages. hey, nice touch ther
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Trashpalace
Dec 06, 2010 Trashpalace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, in, may, 2008
Primo romanzo del giovanissimo autore di Metro.
Anche qui come in Metro il protagonista è un personaggio che spesso non attira la simpatia del lettore, ma riesce a comunicare un disagio e uno spleen ben più maturi dei suoi 16 anni.
Rory
May 16, 2007 Rory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Eveyone
This is one the darkest and most curving stories I have ever read. It's about teens and being disengaged and pornography and drugs and boundries and childhood and the darkest places a heart can roam.

The last chapter to this day still blows my mind with its harrowing moral
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Alasdair Duncan (born 22 November 1982) is an author and journalist, based in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia. He is a section editor at weekly music magazine Rave, where he has published interviews with Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A. and Soulwax, and is a frequent contributor to The ABC's Unleashed blog.

Duncan is perhaps most notable as the author of the novel "Sushi Central", which wa
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