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Shiver Shake

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Shiver Shake is the story of Aiden, a young man about to graduate from college in New York City, and his frantic search for a shortcut to wisdom and happiness. Still clinging to the addictive comfort of his undemanding past, Aiden is defiant against the oncoming tide of responsibility, effort, and conformity that comes with adulthood. With the help of his closest friends a...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Xlibris Corporation (first published January 1st 2010)
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nothing i say in this review is intended to come across as condescending, because i am truly charmed by this book, but i am in a particularly nostalgic/reflective mood, so some of this is bound to come across as "ah, youth," but i mean all of it in a gently envious tone.

i am in a particularly nostalgic/reflective mood.

it could quite easily be called a funk or the blues or a cri de couer. but it's where i am at. and why the fuck should you care if i am sad? you shouldn't, necessarily, but if you...more
Realistically druggie

...not that I'd know from experience or anything. Also made me immediately want to be in NYC, more so than usual.
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Oct 02, 2010 Owen O'Brien rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Owen O'Brien is a vivid writer and forward thinker who has been published in The Advocate magazine. Owen was born in Manhattan in 1982 and grew up in central New Jersey. He returned to New York to attend college at NYU in 2000 and began work on Shiver Shake during his third year at the school, continuing to revise the novel until its publication in 2010.

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