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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It’s a sad commentary about people who do nothing but create havoc and take up space on the planet.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Pages with related products. Dec 12, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Alig had equally alluring playmates, of course–Mafia dandies, drug lords, and zany “club kids”–but his career screeched to a halt when he “chopped up his buddy’s body.

The man oweh a preening fool, I thought, but hardly sinister. This site uses cookies.

Having visited the three clubs in the book myself, I observed some of what was written about but never knew the real story behind the scenes. Clubland Confidential is populated by goons, finks, wasters, sociopaths, junkies, flakes and rats, constantly switching allegiances and double-crossing each other.

It might have been better if Owen hadn’t tried to document everything and focused one storyline. Clubland Confidential by Frank Owen. Jun 18, Kevin rated it really liked it. Oct 02, Lexie rated it liked it. 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. It’s amazing to me how someone can reinvent themselves by changing their zip code and knowing the right people.


Despite the journalistic approach Clubland is, mostly thanks to the behaviour of the people involved and those within their orbit, far from boring. Clubland begins with author Frank Owen attempting to do an article about the anesthetic drug ketamine, also known as “Special K”, as he searches for the substance at the infamous Limelight disco.

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Ben rated it really liked it Jun 06, The index in the back was a solid addition to this news account. In ClublandOwen reveals how a lethal drug ring operated in a lawless, black-lit realm of fantasy, and how, when the lights came up, their excesses left countless victims in their wake.

Apr 08, Leo Robertson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Clubland sees through the smoke, mirrors, and Ketamine. For an exploration of a scene that was owenn garish, bright and visually interesting, Clubland could have benefited greatly from a photo insert.

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This was a really fascinating book, and one that works well read in tandem with James St. Be the first to discover new talent!

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It brilliantly captures the feel of contemporary New York, where the slick gangsters of a Scorsese movie mingle with the trendy urbanites of a Bret Easton Ellis novel. His near death spiritual experience then segues into an account of the major characters in the novel clybland how rampant drug use was at the time.


The Best Books of Ecstasy, roofies, Liquid G, Special K, you name it and it could be found at these clubs. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with clkbland warranty. Chris Paciello, a Bensonhurst gang member, and DEA agents Bob Gagne and Matt Germanowski then figure into the plot to flesh out the rest vlubland the players and establish the key conflict.

His near death spiritual experience then segues into an account of the major characters in the novel and how rampant drug use was at the time. Set up a giveaway. Impartial and well written. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Sometime after these two relocate a tragic event happens in NYC when Alig murders drug dealing associate Angel Melendez. I felt it could’ve been a little less long winded and a little more fabulous.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. We learn in the first chapter the origin of notorious club owner Peter Gatien and how he started his business in a small Woen town before coming to the United States and eventually setting his sights on New Pwen City as his crowning achievement.

Alig’s drug-addled story is the most grotesque and chilling: The Beastie Boys were also mentioned. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

After having read this book I wondered what compelled me to read it. Stephen rated it really liked it Dec 29, English Choose a language for shopping.