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[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☉ Nicotine Author Nell Zink – Nature-explore.eu

Nicotine BOOKS Nicotine Author Nell Zink Undercostruction.eu The Author Of Mislaid Returns With A Fierce And Audaciously Funny Novel Of Families Both The Ones We Re Born Into And The Ones We Create A Story Of Obsession, Idealism, And Ownership, Centered Around A Young Woman Who Inherits Her Bohemian Late Father S Childhood HomeRecent Business School Graduate Penny Baker Has Rebelled Against Her Family Her Whole Life By Being The Conventional One Her Mother, Amalia, Was A Member Of A South American Tribe Called The Kogi Her Much Older Father, Norm, Long Ago Attained Cult Like Deity Status Among A Certain Cohort Of Aging Hippies While Operating A Psychedelic Healing Center And She S Never Felt Particularly Close To Her Much Older Half Brothers From Norm S Previous Marriage One Wickedly Charming And Obscenely Rich But Mostly Just Wicked , One A Photographer On A Distant Tropical Island.But All That Changes When Her Father Dies, And Penny Inherits His Childhood Home In New Jersey She Goes To Investigate The Property And Finds It Not Overgrown And Abandoned, But Rather Occupied By A Group Of Friendly Anarchist Squatters Whom She Finds Unexpectedly Charming, And Who Have Renamed The Property Nicotine The Nicotine Residents United In Defense Of Smokers Rights Possess The Type Of Passion And Fervor Penny Feels She S Desperately Lacking, And The Other Squatter Houses In The Neighborhood Provide A Sense Of Community She Has Never Felt Before She Soon Moves Into A Nearby Residence, Becoming Enmeshed In The Political Fervor And Commitment Of Her Fellow Squatters.As The Baker Family S Lives Begin To Converge Around The Fate Of The House Now Called Nicotine, Penny Grows Ever Bolder And Desperate To Protect It And Its Residents Until A Fateful Night When A Reckless Confrontation Between Her Old Family And Her New One Changes Everything.Nell Zink Exquisitely Captures The Clash Between Baby Boomer Idealism And Millennial Pragmatism, Between The Have Nots And Want S, In A Riotous Yet Tender Novel That Brilliantly Encapsulates Our Time.

[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☉ Nicotine  Author Nell Zink – Nature-explore.eu
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Nicotine
  • Nell Zink
  • English
  • 20 April 2018
  • 0062441701

    10 thoughts on “[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☉ Nicotine Author Nell Zink – Nature-explore.eu


  1. says:

    It s not her gender that s underrepresented It s her species Like a dog at a party for birds, or a hip hopper at a party for Pagan bisexuals.that quote sums up my reaction to this book in a nutshell i m a dog at this bird party, not understanding why everyone s have a good time i don t necessarily need to relate to characters in order to enjoy a book to see myself represented, but i do need them to interest me and none of these characters interested me in the least either as individuals, It s not her gender that s underrepresented It s her species Like a dog at a party for birds, or a hip hopper at a party for Pagan bisexuals.that quote sums up my reaction to this book in a nutshell i m a dog at this bird party, not understanding why everyone s have a good time i don t necessarily need to relate to characters in order to enjoy a book to see myself represented, but i do need them to interest me and none of these characters interested me in the least either as individuals, or when they are broken down into their affiliated groups hippie healers shamans with their psychotropic drugs and nudity, capitalistic children of those hippies, consumed with laying claim to things money, people, real estate, the right to success, pompous millennial squatters with their causes and rigorous commitment to representing every niche group conceivable i just did...


  2. says:

    Maybe women go for your dick because your mouth is full of tobacco..I kinda wonder about a female author who grew up in rural Virginia now lives near Berlin, Germany.and writes sentences like the above excerpt.This is my first experience reading Nell Zink The New York Times review was given to me by a friend when I was gifted this hardcopy book Much of their review I completely agree with But my first thoughts about this book was why in the hell would I read this I don t smoke Maybe women go for your dick because your mouth is full of tobacco..I kinda wonder about a female author who grew up in rural Virginia now lives near Berlin, Germany.and writes sentences like the above excerpt.This is my first experience reading Nell Zink The New York Times review was given to me by a friend when I was gifted this hardcopy book Much of their review I completely agree with But my first thoughts about this book was why in the hell would I read this I don t smoke I think the book cover is kinda cool but really Nicotine Here s a part of what the New York Times wrote I agree and couldn t say it better if I tried Nell Zink is a deadpan comedian, her sentences funny yet plump with existential dread Her new one is called Nicotine , and like her previous...


  3. says:

    She wills her body to be equally wraithlike Not sodden, not heavy, not dead, but filled with crackling, electric life, like a stale Marlboro on fire Nell Zink s Nicotine is a social satire on a grand scale It invokes and satirizes the philosophies of shamanism, pragmatism, and anarchy It begins with Amalia at age 13 being adopted by Norm from a garbage heap in Cartagena, Columbia From there, the novel flash forwards to Amalia s daughter, Penny, at age 12 at her father s psychadelic hea She wills her body to be equally wraithlike Not sodden, not heavy, not dead, but filled with crackling, electric life, like a stale Marlboro on fire Nell Zink s Nicotine is a social satire on a grand scale It invokes and satirizes the philosophies of shamanism, pragmatism, and anarchy It be...


  4. says:

    Although I did not love Nicotine, reading some of the negative reviews it s received makes me feel instantly defensive, because I do think it s a much cleverer and better written book than its detractors are giving it credit for Set in a series of New Jersey squats, with a cast of anarchists, shamanic healers and assorted polyamorous fuck ups, Nicotine may well depend, for its impact on readers, on their predispositions towards millennials and the current trends of youth culture Zink s steer Although I did not love Nicotine, reading some of the negative reviews it s received makes me feel instantly defensive, because I do think it s a much cleverer and better written book than its detractors are giving it credit for Set in a series of New Jersey squats, with a cast of anarchists, shamanic healers and assor...


  5. says:

    3.5 starsWell that was odd This is a strange book with an eccentric cast of characters It starts out weird and just keeps getting weirder It was hard to related to but at the same time there was something about it that I really liked I was strangely drawn to these misfits in a way I can t quite put my finger on I read this well into the night because I was curious what was going to happen I often don t like the ending in books like this but I thought this one was satisfying and well done 3.5 starsWell that was odd This is a strange book with an eccentric cast of characters It starts out weird and just keeps getting weirder It was hard to related to but at the same time there was something about it that I really liked I was strangely drawn to these misfits in a way I ...


  6. says:

    I m not even sure where to start with this one It s definitely one of the weirder books I ve read lately, filled with a truly eccentric cast of characters.Penny is an aimless young college graduate coming to terms with her father s recent death Her family is what you would call non traditional, to put it lightly Her mother is a former member of a South American tribe and her much older father gained fame operating a psychedelic healing center near that same region Oh yeah, and her mother act I m not even sure where to start with th...


  7. says:

    This is a book about finding order in chaos, accepting idiosyncrasies of individuals and making peace with your family both biological and fraternal.Penny is the strait laced,odd one out in her completely unorthodox, atypical family She has managed to dodge their eccentricities until her dad, a hippie healer read drug dealer who treats terminally ill older patient, dies.She becomes the sole heir to his childhood house which she soon realizes has been abandoned for long enough to be turned This is a book about finding order in chaos, accepting idiosyncrasies of individuals and making peace with your family both biological and fraternal.Penny is the strait laced,odd one out in her completely unorthodox, atypical family She has managed to dodge their eccentricities until her dad, a hippie healer ...


  8. says:

    While I was reading this book, I merely thought it was sloppily written and lazily edited My example was this shit A police car just pulled up, she said, looking up to see a police car pulling up I thought that was as bad as it got But when I got to the end, I realized it s really, really fucking stupid Stupid is actually the best it could be If the author is not stupid, then she s outstandingly cynical and cruel, and fucking with the segment of her audience that reads sappy romantic s While I was reading this book, I merely thought it was sloppily written and lazily edited My example was this shit A police car just pulled up, she said, looking up to see a police car pulling up I thought that was as bad as it got But when I got to the end, I realized it s really, really fucking stupid Stupid is actually the best it could be If the author is not stupid, then she s outstandingly cynical and cruel, and fucking with the segment of her audience that reads sappy romantic shit and thinks it s how relationships are supposed to work At one point early in the book, the main ch...


  9. says:

    I loved the beginning The story of Norm dying and Penny s grief had me hooked, I was so excited for this book Then the tone completely changed when she got to Nicotine I m going to be frank here and maybe I m just not trendy worldly hipstery enough to understand this book but quite honestly, I had no clue what the f the characters were talking about half the time I found this book to be very annoying A lot of reviews are saying people would ve enjoyed this better if they were younger I loved the beginning The story of Norm dying and Penny s grief had me hooked, I was so excited for this book Then the tone c...


  10. says:

    One time a creative writing grad student asked me to read an opening chapter to their book I read it and it was like this awful hipster wasteland full of ironic characters with stupid names and pure affectatio...

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