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Would anyone like to nominate the next book to read? I'm really in need of a good read!

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moucho_blasto
Mar. 22nd, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
I literally just joined (about 20 mins ago).... but i may as well dive in. ;)

I would like to suggest: Pedestrian Wolves (Paperback)
by James Grant. Its available on amazon.co.uk.

This is the amazon description:
"Book Description
In Pedestrian Wolves, David Livingstone goes to New Orleans for the first time on Halloween of 2002. He’s an extremely hedonistic, agnostic man in his late twenties, and his brand of angry, life-embracing and destruction-flirting "fun" always results in a bit of a public ruckus when he cuts loose.

After his first night in the French Quarter, David begins to hear a presence in his mind, an ethereal spirit that communicates directly to him. At first it merely describes strange facts and history of the city as he walks ever onward through its streets. Soon it is obvious to David that he is hearing the voice of the City of New Orleans itself, a strange entity that leads him through some of the wildest days of his life while on the vacation.
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and i also reviewed it becaise i enjoyed it so much:


"Dark and sexy, a true gem of a first novel; it's the sort of book you will be compelled to read in a day and then wish you could read it again for the first time as soon as it's over. Set in New Orleans Pedestrian Wolves is so fantastically descriptive visualising the characters and locations is a synch. The protagonist is a likeable cad looking for a good time in The Big Easy. Seduced by the city and guided by an invisible force we follow David Livingstone on a weekend long bender fuelled by booze, lust and an insatiable hunger for sensation. A window into the gothic subculture, Grant adeptly illustrates the personalities, humour and interests of the people involved in this scene giving this book an authenticity many others lack. Easily one of the most enjoyable books I've been lucky enough to read. "

Its a bit gothy and i'm not sure how this goes with the tone of this com'. Even if it doesnt make the book of the moment its well worth a look.
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