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Man Burns Tonight

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
JACK RABBIT SPEAKS A tall figure stands alone, waiting to be engulfed in flames. It is the Burning Man, the giant wooden centerpiece of Nevada's famous weeklong arts festival. Every year, thousands flock to the middle of the desert to push the limits of creativity and outrageousness. Dex Edden is not one of them. A computer programmer, Dex has come to the wild and wooly ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Gallery Books (first published July 26th 2005)
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Nicole Bunge
Mar 20, 2010 Nicole Bunge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I *have* been to Burning Man - twice. That's why I was extremely curious about this book, because, as "burners" say- there is no one way to describe it.

Given the (non)fictional environment - the author does a really good job. Both of embedding a believable mystery, and of making Black Rock City and its myriad denizens believable.

The multiple characters capture well several (obviously not *all*) views of the festival, and Dex - poor clueless Dex - is the perfect fish-out-of-water (HA!) "vir
May 30, 2011 Cherie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Burner librarians, Burner academics
Shelves: fiction
B Okay, this book is cheesily written and I prob never would have read it if it wasn't for my love of Burning Man…but because of that, it was okay. It's a little silly at times, but really, he truly captures the essence of Burning Man. A boring guy is dragged to Burning Man by his assholic boss, who is murdered...and Dex is wanted for the murder of his boss - and being hunted by the murderer. Craziness!
Brandi Blue
Sep 03, 2008 Brandi Blue marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-get
I'm kinda torn as-to whether or not I want to read this. I am three-time burner (02, 05, 07), and of course the topic intrigues me. I'm not usually a fan of murder mysteries - but having said that, I haven't really read many so maybe I am and just don't know it. Hrm...
Noelle (Pandora) Kukenas
May 22, 2008 Noelle (Pandora) Kukenas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any burner or anyone thinking of going to Burning Man
Recommended to Noelle (Pandora) by: The Author!
This was almost as good as going home again. I've been away from the Playa for two years and won't be returning until 2009, but it felt a little like I was back there when I read this book. Definitely a good read and mystery.
Lory Ferguson
Mar 17, 2011 Lory Ferguson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this book. I HIGHLY recommend it to people who are even mildly interested in the Burning Man phenomenon.
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