Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dance, Recover, Repeat” as Want to Read:
Dance, Recover, Repeat
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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
ebook, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by MTV Books (first published April 19th 2005)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dance, Recover, Repeat, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dance, Recover, Repeat

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
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
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
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.
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
Jstyn99 rated it did not like it
Dec 01, 2008
Geoff Smith
Geoff Smith rated it it was ok
May 19, 2013
Glimmer rated it really liked it
Apr 27, 2011
Shavis rated it liked it
Feb 17, 2011
Leerie Smith
Leerie Smith rated it liked it
Oct 20, 2010
Doug Goehring
Doug Goehring rated it liked it
Jan 12, 2017
Greg rated it did not like it
Jan 28, 2016
Dave rated it really liked it
Sep 29, 2007
Keirsten rated it it was amazing
Oct 02, 2009
Dusty Bayers
Dusty Bayers rated it liked it
Mar 21, 2016
Susan rated it really liked it
Aug 15, 2007
Jaye rated it liked it
Jul 11, 2011
Alex Temara
Alex Temara rated it liked it
Sep 04, 2016
Hilary rated it it was ok
Jun 23, 2014
Salvatore Mercuri
Salvatore Mercuri rated it it was ok
Jul 26, 2012
Tighpatch rated it did not like it
May 01, 2016
Krista Rae
Krista Rae rated it really liked it
Dec 18, 2009
Mai rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2014
Lauren  Leese
Lauren Leese rated it it was amazing
Jul 12, 2012
Gabriel Lemus
Gabriel Lemus rated it really liked it
Feb 18, 2014
Meghan rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2009
Lewis rated it it was ok
May 05, 2011
Tori rated it it was amazing
Feb 25, 2012
Laura Wesley
Laura Wesley rated it it was amazing
Nov 02, 2015
£L£NA ßL¥TH£
£L£NA ßL¥TH£ rated it really liked it
Mar 19, 2014
Fox rated it it was amazing
Oct 11, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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
More about Alasdair Duncan...

Share This Book