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Book Title: Never Mind Nirvana: A Novel|
The author of the book: Mark Lindquist
ISBN 13: 9780375757556
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Date of issue: August 21st 2001
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"Hip deep in music, Never Mind Nirvana is a telling inside view that perfectly captures the rhythms and sights of late-nineties Seattle."
— Peter Buck, guitarist of R.E.M.
Pete Tyler is at a crossroads. Eight years ago he dropped out of a seminal Seattle grunge band to try his hand at a more grown-up calling. Now he's thirty-six ("almost forty!"), a deputy prosecutor (a suit), still hanging out at the same clubs he played ten years ago (the ones that haven't shut down), and still dating the same kind of girls (except now they tell him how much their older sisters loved his band).
Pete decides it's time to get married—he just doesn't know to whom. Possibilities include Beth, his first love, who has disappeared; Winter, his on-and-off stripper girl-friend, who has been living the grunge life too long; and Esme´, a Sub Pop A&R executive who has some life decisions of her own to make. When a date-rape case lands on his desk—the accused is a local rocker Pete's age, the accuser an eighteen-year-old from the scene—Pete finds his past and present facing him from both sides of the aisle, and he finally has to decide where he stands.
Pete Tyler is a cooler version of Everyguy, and Never Mind Nirvana is a hilarious and unexpectedly moving story of a man with one foot stuck in adolescence and the other planted in adulthood. Richly textured with references to classic rock and the music of Seattle's legendary alternative rock scene, it is also a fascinating, bittersweet riff on a particularly American zeitgeist.
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Details magazine called it, “Great postmodern literature. Romantic and cynical, true and original, full of modern ideas and seductive moments … as of its time as such classics as Day of the Locust and The Last Tycoon.”
Vanity Fair called it, “A witty minimalist epic … with the smart, spare prose only an outsider on the Hollywood inside can afford.”
The original jacket copy read, "By a writer whose first novel Newsday hailed as "perceptive and often hilarious," Carnival Desires follows a group of friends in their twenties through the trapdoors and funhouse mirrors of Hollywood in the 1980s…. This collective rite-of-passage speaks to anyone who's ever wondered if mystery is just a romantic word for confusion. Carnival Desires, the chronicle of their search -- and subsequent discoveries -- in the land where dreams are manufactured, is a moving and observant tour de force."
Colored by the movies, music, and styles of the era, what was once contemporary fiction is now a period piece.
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