Paperback ´ Up Nights eBook µ

Up Nights➦ [Ebook] ➡ Up Nights By Daniel Kine ➱ – Varanus.us Up Nights, Daniel Kine s second book, is a classic road novel for a new generation In raw, unrelenting prose, Kine tells the story of the complexities of human relationships when four friends embark o Up Nights, Daniel Kine s second book, is a classic road novel for a new generation In raw, unrelenting prose, Kine tells the story of the complexities of human relationships when four friends embark on an existential journey through the underbelly of society As they drift from city to city, they each struggle to connect with the disenchanted people they encounter along the way Up Nights speaks to the reality of the human condition the unequivocal impermanence of life.

Paperback  ´ Up Nights eBook µ
  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • Up Nights
  • Daniel Kine
  • English
  • 07 January 2017
  • 1932010637

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  1. says:

    Found this seemingly unknown masterpiece near Stephen King at a local bookstore It was just sitting there for who knows how long And who would buy it Reading the synopsis, I was hooked finally, some realism, and released in 2013 too.I bought it with high hopes it would be good, but mostly hoping it wouldn t be bad, since Realism is, actually, harder than I thought, since you have to keep it somewhat interesting And Daniel Kine does thismagnificently Up Nights tells the story of Arthur Found this seemingly unknown masterpiece near Stephen King at a local bookstore It was just sitting there for who knows how long And who would buy it Reading the synopsis, I was hooked finally, some realism, and released in 2013 too.I bought it with high hopes it would be good, but mostly hoping it wouldn t be bad, since Realism is, actually, harder than I thought, since you have to keep it somewhat interesting And Daniel Kine does thismagnificently Up Nights tells the story of Arthur, Francis, and Vita, and Bill, but he comes in later The four were friends who split The story begins when Francis going to live with Arthur, who continues to tell us how he left Bill in Mexico, and doesn t know where he is, and sounds like could care less And thus begins the downward spiral.The characterization is so raw I felt attached to these simple charactersthan most novels let me do And why They were junkies, and really didn t do anythingbut yet I cared, deeply This isn t a happy book, by no means Kine s realistic world is not a place for laughing and a good time But it isn tpessimistic What it is is powerful, and no spoilers, but it made me cry, I ll leave it at that.I strongly urge anyone just glancing at this book or my review to read this masterpiece So far it s my favorite book released this year


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    The main positive thing I knew right from the beginning how this book would read the whole way through.Kine s language is stuffy and pretentious from the get go, and his characters including what seems to be a self insert main character are unapproachable and familiar to me in the I knew you in my undergrad lit classes and you were trying to be Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac then, too kind of way.The main character s unapolegetic smoking cigarettes and being homeless in Portland schtick wa The main positive thing I knew right from the beginning how this book would read the whole way through.Kine s language is stuffy and pretentious from the get go, and his characters including what seems to be a self insert main character are unapproachable and familiar to me in the I knew you in my undergrad lit classes and you were trying to be Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac then, too kind of way.The main character s unapolegetic smoking cigarettes and being homeless in Portland schtick was tired from the first page Also, beware mentions of suicide or suicidal thoughts that don t feel real.Another issue, especially for those who suffer from eye strain or other sight issues like I do, the font is atrocious I couldn t stare at it for longer than 5 minutes before needing to put the book down to rest my eyes


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    This review was originally posted at our blog, InsatiableBooksluts.com A review e copy was provided by Ooligan Press.Recommended if you like On the Road, reading about vices, characters who are a little orthan a little lost, coming of adulthood stories Up Nights is a great example of how a book can grab my attention against the odds I received a pitch for this book by accident it was addressed to another set of bloggers, but it came to me Normally, I would have scrolled through, sli This review was originally posted at our blog, InsatiableBooksluts.com A review e copy was provided by Ooligan Press.Recommended if you like On the Road, reading about vices, characters who are a little orthan a little lost, coming of adulthood stories Up Nights is a great example of how a book can grab my attention against the odds I received a pitch for this book by accident it was addressed to another set of bloggers, but it came to me Normally, I would have scrolled through, slightly amused Possibly I would send the publisher a nice note letting them know that they d made an error so that they could get the email addressed to the right person I wouldn t actually making any offer to review the book, though Up Nights, though, was a rare pitch for a book I really, really wanted to read, and it wasn t even addressed to me.I m glad that I read Up Nights While it wasn t a perfect book and while I have no idea if it was enhanced by my recent reading of another junkie book, Spoonful, or the opposite it was a book I enjoyed very much I almost felt like it was a continuation of On the Road, set in modern times and with a twist in Kerouac s story, the shiftless and wild Dean abandons Sal in Mexico, but in Up Nights, Arthur abandons his wild friend in Mexico This happens just before the story starts, but everything in the book spins out from this event.Kine s characters are young and uncertain pretty much anybody who s ever been through their twenties can identify, I think They explore regret, sexuality, friendship, love, loss, and existentialist crises Who are we Where are we going Will we ever get there Kine captures the deep doubt of youth in a way that balances it with the freedom of youth While searching for the meaning of life, Arthur and company are getting high, getting laid, and dropping everything to drive across the country on a moment s notice Oh, and you know, hopping a plane to Cuba For reasons.The only things I didn t love about the book the very, very beginning was a touch awkward If I didn t have a 50 page rule, I could very well have put it downhence, why I have the 50 page rule, because I m very happy I finished the book Kine found his rhythm and the awkwardness smoothed out The other thing that pinged at me was his style of drawing out certain details in a suspenseful way We learn early on, for example, that Bill is still in Mexico and that Arthur is really uncomfortable about it Kine feeds us details about this, and a few other things, as we go I don t have a problem with that at all what I found disappointing was that I didn t feel the teaser feeding had a proportional payoff to the built up suspense I would have likedrevelation about those topics Fortunately, they aren t crucial to the enjoyment of the book.You know what is crucial to the enjoyment of the book Reading it And I totally think you should I mean, if you want to And stuff


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    From my full review at thenerdmethod.com Rating I ll be honest, I didn t expect to like this book With the comparisons to Kerouac s work and the fact that the characters are all into drugs and other things like that I just didn t think it d be my cup of tea I was pleasantly surprised to find that Kine was able to pull me in with his monumental character work Bravo 5 out of 5 You should definitely think about buying this book.Review I want to start by saying that those who are comparing this From my full review at thenerdmethod.com Rating I ll be honest, I didn t expect to like this book With the comparisons to Kerouac s work and the fact that the characters are all into drugs and other things like that I just didn t think it d be my cup of tea I was pleasantly surprised to find that Kine was able to pull me in with his monumental character work Bravo 5 out of 5 You should definitely think about buying this book.Review I want to start by saying that those who are comparing this book to Jack Kerouac s On the Road are both accurate and inaccurate It s fair to say that this work is analogous to that book, but only insofar as the framework goes The guts of this book are very different, for a different time where different issues need to be addressed It s Kerouac for the now.This book, unlike On the Road, does not require you to be able to adapt to the odd style of the author Daniel Kine s prose is easy to understand and follow, even if it is a little bit basic Where Kine shines as a writer is in his ability to highlight some interesting visual details and in his character building I usually don t like druggy, scummy characters in my books even if the idea is to see them through the lens of poverty or whatever, but Kine does such a great job of adding dimension to the characters that you can t help but become invested in them That s not to say that all of the characters are equally fleshed out or that you ll become attached to all of them, but in their own ways they are all distinctive which is something not all writers can do, sadly.This book is a conundrum it s arresting and beautiful on the one hand, but it s seedy and dark with little room for redemption on the other hand It s worth your time and your consideration, though, that s for sure


  5. says:

    SLJ review KINE, Daniel Up Nights 200p Ooligan May 2013 Tr 13.95 ISBN 9781932010633 LC 2012049344.Adult High School Kine s searing new novel reads as if The Great Gatsby had been stripped of every trace of glamor, leaving behind only Fitzgerald s underbelly of pessimism, substance use, and the rotted out American Dream In Book One, narrator Arthur is reunited with his childhood friend Francis, an erstwhile poet who has given up on writing or reading The two spend their time in a dilapi SLJ review KINE, Daniel Up Nights 200p Ooligan May 2013 Tr 13.95 ISBN 9781932010633 LC 2012049344.Adult High School Kine s searing new novel reads as if The Great Gatsby had been stripped of every trace of glamor, leaving behind only Fitzgerald s underbelly of pessimism, substance use, and the rotted out American Dream In Book One, narrator Arthur is reunited with his childhood friend Francis, an erstwhile poet who has given up on writing or reading The two spend their time in a dilapidated hotel in Portland, making friends with their local heroin dealer and passes at Vita, the girlfriend of their third friend the elusive, Gatsby like Bill, whom Arthur has left behind in a hospital in Mexico City In Book Two, Arthur, Francis, and Vita finally meet up with Bill, now living in New Orleans, and get involved with a small time criminal and a scheme to bring undocumented immigrants to the States from Cuba The unrelenting dreariness of drugs, petty crime, and unappealing sex may appeal to readers of Adam Rapp, but Kine has bigger things on his mind than Rapp s nihilism Though Arthur assures readers that Bill is the golden boy hero of his story, the heart of the novel lies between Arthur s blind gropings for meaning and Francis s confused attempts to pull himself out of his depression Meanwhile, Kine has some genuinely important thoughts on the drug trade and immigration hiding among the grime of his story This is a hard edged novel that can be difficult to read, but it is well worth the effort, especially for teens searching for their own way in life Mark Flowers, John F Kennedy Library, Vallejo, CAhttp blogs.slj.com adult4teen 2013


  6. says:

    I took an immediate interest in this book for a few reasons First, the locations spoke to me personally When I first heard about Up Nights, I had just moved to Portland by way of Southeast Louisiana, and I m originally from Michigan I was curious to see how Kine would treat these settings, and what his characters would absorb from them Second, I ve read and enjoyedthan one Hunter S Thompson novel the way the characters in Up Nights wander, drug addled, through life, is very reminis I took an immediate interest in this book for a few reasons First, the locations spoke to me personally When I first heard about Up Nights, I had just moved to Portland by way of Southeast Louisiana, and I m originally from Michigan I was curious to see how Kine would treat these settings, and what his characters would absorb from them Second, I ve read and enjoyedthan one Hunter S Thompson novel the way the characters in Up Nights wander, drug addled, through life, is very reminiscent of The Rum Diary, and maybe even Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But enough about me Kine s writing is lyrical one can immediately discern his background in poetry Never does one feel rushed through a scene, except for when Kine wants the reader to feel that forward momentum The characters are raw and honest there is no sugarcoating in their treatment of issues such as drug use, suicide, infidelity, and the impermanence of life This was a quick, all consuming read, and I highly recommend it to fans of Thompson and Kerouac alike.


  7. says:

    Utterly dark and depressing but so beautifully written Kine s ability to vividly describe a situation and a heavy use of internal character dialog produces an eery look into what it means to be young and lost The characters are really well written but show little development however, due to the premise of this book it kind of makes sense These characters are broken and wandering aimlessly through life but still offer some profound outlooks on life though they are mostly negative outlooks Utterly dark and depressing but so beautifully written Kine s ability to vividly describe a situation and a heavy use of internal character dialog produces an eery look into what it means to be young and lost The characters are really well written but show little development however, due to the premise of this book it kind of makes sense These characters are broken and wandering aimlessly through life but still offer some profound outlooks on life though they are mostly negative outlooks Highly recommend this one


  8. says:

    This book started with a backstory that was slowly revealed In the middle of the story, it really revved up By the end of the story I was resentful of anything that interrupted my reading of it, including my child who kept asking for attention I l finished in pretty much one night It was engrossing It seemed too real, too true, and too good I suppose that is just good writing.

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