Praise. Like a line of coke begs for another bump (or so we’ve been told), Clubland is a compulsive page-turner.” —Miami Herald “Clubland. Buy Clubland Confidential New edition by Frank Owen (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture From the Publisher In , journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K.

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Injournalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K, a designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I also realized I’m stupidly picky with nonfiction, because I hated the memoir aspects of “Witches in America” but would have LOV I sincerely wanted to love this as I’ve had a quiet obsession with the Club Kid phenomenon since I saw Party Monster when I was way too young to be watching it.

Engrossing read from start to finish by a former journalist for the Village Voice. Jul 13, Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it really liked it Shelves: Dipol rated it really liked it Jun 02, Mark Oweh rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Please try again later.

Owen proceeds to describe each major player’s background history before clublanf the reader into frxnk hedonistic world of New York clubbing. Craig rated it really liked it Sep 21, Not so much about drugs as it is about the thugs who sell them.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I didnt need to know, but now I do. Who I can’t believe never served I’m very interested in the life and times of Michael Alig.


To ask other readers questions about Clubland Confidentialplease sign up. I don’t, as others here have noted, think that Owen is being sanctimonious or prudish, nor do I think that he blames these clubs for all the evil in the world. Steve rated it liked it Jun 20, Dec 12, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It’s amazing to me how someone can reinvent themselves by changing their zip code and knowing the right people.

He has a distinctive writing style, recklessly mixing fran, woman is “the proverbial tough cookie laced with arsenic straight from the pages of a hard-boiled novel”—and packing his chapters with noirish “wise guys” owem “feds.

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Peter Makowski rated it it was amazing May 09, I also realized I’m stupidly picky with nonfiction, because I hated the clublans aspects of “Witches in America” but would have LOVED more on Owen’s personal experience in the club scene.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. When the nightclub promoter Michael Alig was arrested for his role in the killing of Angel Melendez inI recalled having dinner with him a few years earlier at his New York apartment; the place where Melendez was to be murdered and dismembered after an argument over drug money.

Review Like a line of coke begs for another bump or so we’ve been toldClubland is a compulsive page-turner. Clubland Confidential by Frank Owen.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Owen pwen a great job tying all of these events together into one fascinating tapestry that shows the decadent and epicurean nature of this moment in time.


This wasn’t a bad thing, and it gave it more of a bigger picture feel, but I thought I’d be reading more about the club kids. However, one would be stupid to think that Gatien knew nothing concerning the frankk dealing that was going on in his club, even if he did not explicitly condone or directly profit from it. Customers who bought this item also bought. Maksym Shostak rated it really liked it Mar 08, Showing of 51 reviews.

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Simultaneously agents Gagne and Germanowski are investigating all of Gatien’s dealings after focusing on the drug MDMA’s, also known as “Ecstasy”, distribution throughout his nightclubs.

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Gatian was not involved Mar 08, Alicia rated it it was ok Shelves: