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No Never No More

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Declan Coulter – a hard-living, rugby-playing product of a broken home on Manhattan’s Avenue A – has trashed the four main relationships in his life, leaving him alone and miserable in the dank Alphabet City tenement where he’s spent his entire life. After a brutal bender plummets him to a harrowing left-for-dead rock bottom, Declan – who pens a popular and oddly autobiogr ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published April 6th 2013 by Well Lit Books
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Andrew Wagner
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
For anyone who spent time in the 90's on the Lower East Side before it hipster (or perhaps contributed to it becoming hipster)... Malone's book will be a trip down what's left of your memory lane. Set a bit after the Tompkins Square Park "clean up". A fictionalized biography, No Never No More is a window into one of the many subcultures of New York and Malone manages to pull the reader into that time and place.

Malone creates real characters, Declan (the main character), alternates between being
Joe Lunievicz
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
No Never No More, is the outrageously funny story of one Declan Coulter, denizen of the East Village fringe, rugger, writer, and the Irish prince of poor choices. Malone's debut novel is as funny and poignant as the best of Nick Hornby (and will leave you wondering why you haven't heard of this talented writer before.). It's a rare treat to find a novel about rugby and the east village and with a cover that flat out makes you laugh even before you've opened to the first page. ...more
Christine Phelps
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guy book

I enjoy Michael Malone a lot and while this book was sometimes strange and very much a guy book I did have to finish it. I was not disappointed as it sorted itself out, almost.
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Vignettes

The author makes the characters feel real. In the ebook it was hard to tell flashback vs present-time transitions otherwise it would have been 5 stars.
Gia Cerone
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a tough one to get through, 'cause I'm in tears whenever I try to explain how much I loved this book, and how proud I am of the author. Author Mike Malone is a dear old friend. His talent is palpable. His writing is funny, dark, heartbreaking and exhilarating all at once. This is the quintessential New York City story. At the same time, the lead character (Declan's) story has seeped into each of our lives, wherever we are from, at one time or another. Everyone romanticizes love, wanting ...more
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
As far as books about the East Village (or the Lower East Side as the protagonist here insists) in the 1980s and 90s go, I liked Dog Run much more. Malone's Declan is an interesting character and his story is compelling, and I enjoyed reading about locations that I recognize. The author may have conflated several time periods here because there were some recent gentrification aspects that were present in the book that post-date the time period the action is said to portray. I got the feeling the ...more
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Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really liked it, but I may be biased. Edgy, anxious, dark, funny--a very entertaining look at the other side of Manhattan's Avenue A before the gentry arrived, and one of the more engaging anti-heroes in recent fiction. ...more
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