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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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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Review Like a line of coke begs for another bump or so we’ve been toldClubland clhbland a compulsive page-turner. While they were fun in the glory days they have both been tainted by the scandals of their leaders and have lost the innocence they once had. Don’t have a Kindle?

clubbland Welcome to the decadent nineties club scene. English Choose a language for shopping. But nobody has drawn out the links between the hedonist fervour of s New York and organised crime as clearly as expatriate British journalist Frank Owen, who spent years covering the story for New York’s Village Voice. I have not looked into this. His account is balanced and neutral.

It’s quite a visceral look at the underside of what we outsiders may see as just fun and games for adults. Rosalyn Young rated it liked it Jun 30, Who I can’t believe never served any time for the drug trafficking that were going on in his club.


This book is written by a field reporter for the Village Voice who was doing frznk piece on Special K and also on Peter Gatian. Owen proceeds to describe each major player’s background history before taking the reader into the hedonistic world of New York clubbing. Maybe that’s just me?

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Alison rated it it was amazing Jun 12, He w Outrageous parties. Read more Read less.

Everyone knows there’s more to club life than shocking hairstyles and fierce DJs. I do know that right now it is a gym.

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Injournalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K, a designer drug frano fueled the after-midnight club scene. See all Owsn Reviews. Injournalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K, a designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. Offers a lot more background on the situation and gives a much clearer picture of how it all went down.

He trained as a radio journalist at the BBC. Get to Know Us. May 1, Sold by: Product coubland File Size: Beginning with an investigation into the drug Special K, Owen moves through the subculture to offer a broader context of the s New York nightlife scene, with corruption and criminality evident at all levels of management of the clubs and entertainment, as personified by the four spotlighted here: Found out some things I didn’t know about the whole ecstasy movement but it got a little drawn out towards the end with the court proceedings and a little confusing as to who’s side who was on.


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Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture by Frank Owen

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. James’s book Disco Bloodbath and this year’s film Party Monsterstarring Macauley Culkin, treat Michael Alig, the character who takes up about a third of Clubland. 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 cpubland with the Club Kid phenomenon since I saw Cljbland Monster when I was way too young to be watching it.

Incorporating endless interviews with every character even tangentially connected to the plot he narrates, Owen’s reporting is exhaustive. Refresh and try again. Pages with related products.