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[Reading] ➺ The Flamethrowers By Rachel Kushner – Casinotalk.pro The year is 1975 and Reno—so called because of the place of her birth—has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art Her arrival coincides with an exploThe year is 1975 and Reno—so called because of the place of her birth—has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art world—artists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo are staging actions in the East Village and are blurring the line between life and.

Art Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts Ardent vulnerable and bold she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera the semi estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire When they visit Sandro’s family home in Italy Reno falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in.

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The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro Rachel Kushner is the only writer to ever be nominated for a National Book Award in Fiction for both a first and second novel She began her Bachelor’s in Political Economy at the University of California Berkeley when she was only sixteen and went on to obtain an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University She published her first novel Telex from Cuba in 2008 Kushner has edited for Gran

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  1. Justin Evans Justin Evans says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleMuch of this book just isn't very good indeed it's uite bad Much of this book is also great not in the sense of 'very good' but in the sense of Great American Novel A tech savvy reviewer could insert a Venn diagram here but I'm limited to words there's too much overlap between the 'great' bits and the 'not good' bits Really great Great Books manage to be both good ie competent and great ie fascinating at the same time viz Muriel Spark at her best Failed great books are often great ambitious intellectually stimulating timely but also timeless just when they're also bad viz early Dostoevsky Since FT is meant to be great I'm judging it next to later Dostoevsky which is ridiculous but also the only way to take the book as seriously as it wants to be taken So consider the atrocious banality that Kushner stoops to time after time perhaps to perform the banality of the philosophy of time embedded in the novel time had stretched like taffy the nigh


  2. Wendy Wendy says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleReading this was like sitting in the back of a cab You're pretty sure you're headed SOMEWHERE but the way is circuito


  3. Melanie Melanie says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleThe critic James Wood in his review for the New Yorker pin points it perfectlyRachel Kushner’s second novel “The Flamethrowers” Scribner is scintillatingly alive and also alive to artifice It ripples with stories anecdotes set piece monologues crafty egotistical tall tales and hapless adventures Kushner is never not telling a story It is nominally a historical novel it’s set in the mid seventies and I suppose also a realist one it works within the traditional grammar of verisimilitude But it manifests itself as a pure explosion of now it catches us in its mobile flashing present which is the living reality it conjures on the page at the moment we are readingAlive Rippling with stories Historical Realistic A pure explosion of nowWhat a vibrant electric ride this was A novel as wild as it is elegant zooming in and out of scen


  4. Violet wells Violet wells says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleI remember when John Banville won the Booker Prize someone remarked that despite the enormous cultural changes in our world British writers were still writing about art historians The


  5. Hilary Hilary says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleNo matter how young and hip you think you are every so often some cultural product that you don’t get at all gets rave reviews and some measure of success indicating that the world has turned and left you behind transforming you instantly into an aged grump who mutters things about “the kids these days” Well now I’m telling The Flamethrowers to get off of my lawnThis book is covered with glowing reviews albeit from authors like Karen Russell another cultural product I don’t get and Dana Spiotta whose Stone Arabia was also overhyped and disappointing about Kushner being a bold new voice and a brilliant writer which made me want to read it even though it’s about a young woman who rides motorcycles and is way i


  6. switterbug (Betsey) switterbug (Betsey) says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleThere isn’t much plot in this novel but it is a hell of storyBildungsroman of a young woman known as just Reno an art studies graduate in 1977 who dared to race her Moto Valera motorcycle at high speed velocities to create land art Land art was a “traceless art” created from leaving an almost invisible line in the road from surging speeds at over 110 mph “Racing was drawing in time” Literally and figurativelyThis era generated a seminal movement in New York where artistic expression in the subversive sect was animate inflamed ephemeral breathing a mix of temporal and performance art and the avant gardepunk scene This was also an age of conceptual art which grew out of minimalism and stressed the artist’s concept rather than the object itself Time was the concept of Reno’s art something to be acted upon “You


  7. Michael Michael says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleI love the cinematic flow of this book with a young female lead character Reno who passes through life leaving few marks She is a recent art school graduate from Nevada who moves to New York in the late 70’s where she becomes immersed in the ferment of an art scene full of poseurs and prodigies think Andy Warhol’s Factory and the high tide of bohemian types taking lofts in Soho As we start the book her mind is on the traces in the Bonneville Salt Flat she hopes to film after she pushes her motorcycle at the land speed record But the reader soon learns from unpredicted events at the flats that she values the higher experience of racing itself over her produced art Reno becomes our hero for the verve she shows in trying to live her art We ride this


  8. Perry Perry says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleHer Name is Reno and She Dances on the Hand Sometimes a cigar is only a cigar Sigmund FreudOur protagonist Reno hails from Reno Nevada She's in her early 20s loves motorcycles goes to NYC in 1975 with a nebulous plan to create art incorporating her need for speed not the drug She hangs out with a number of artsy narcisisstic tarts and farts each of whom loves to blow hot air After many vapid verbal volleys among these SoHo denizens our girl becomes involved and moves in with an Italian dude who is nearly 40 and heir to a tiremotorcycle empire in Italia They go to a nearly empty cinema where Tony Manera surreptitiously starts her dancing on his hand while they watch the film I tend to agree with an article I saw some time back lauding Ms Kushner for writing sex well Readin


  9. Daffney Daffney says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleThe Flamethrowers follows Reno a would be artist nicknamed after her hometown who moves to New York and through a relationship with an older wealthy Italian artist becomes a peripheral member of the city’s vibrant art scene Though she spends her days among uirky artistic people Reno only makes half hearted attempts at work of her own; rather she s


  10. Janet Janet says:

    The Flamethrowers PDF ↠ ↠ PDF/EPUB casinotalk.pro flamethrowers ebok, The Flamethrowers KindleI've been looking forward to reading this just started but already I'm caught up The chunkiness of the prose the good crunchiness of it just the choice of words with shape and weight and texture has me the great tactile metaphors I hear this book I taste it Snap crackle pop Loved this book the speed of it the description of things as well as emotion the machinery of the world I adored the way she recalled the Seventies to me its grunginess the blackouts the garbage strikes the feeling of being at the end of urban life at the brink of chaos the bankruptcy of the cities in the time I found myself reminded at times of Gaitskill's Veronica the way certain of Kushner's characters tell stories which may or may not be true mythologizing themselves They were my favorite characters a waitress who in her mind is 'playing' a waitress enacting a performance a man who spools wild tales about himself which may be true false or most likely partly true or


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