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< center> < P> < font size=+1> < b> Enter apathy.< /b> < /font> < P> < /center> < P> < P> Travis is back from college for the summer, and he's just starting to settle in to the usual pattern at home: drinking, drugging, watching porn, and hooking up. < P> < P> But Travis isn't settling in like he used to; something isn't right. Maybe it's that deadly debauch in Hawaii, the memories of which Travis can't quite shake. Maybe it's Laura, Travis's ex, who reappears on the scene after a messy breakup and seems to want to get together — or not. Or maybe it's his suddenly sensing how empty and messed up his life is, and wanting out. < P> < P> But once you're at the party, it's tough to leave...< P> < P>

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"In his debut outing, Myers delivers a relentlessly bleak take on the self-destructive lives of a group of teenagers. Nineteen-year-old Travis moves back in with his well-to-do parents and younger sister after a failed year of college in Arizona and a licentious trip to Hawaii on his parents' dime. Travis immediately falls back in with his crowd of friends, none of whom, in an escalating whirlwind of cocaine, sex and underage drinking, spend much time sober at all. If Travis's usage (which has instilled similar interests in his sister) is never directly sanctioned by their parents, then it's certainly overlooked. As Travis reconnects with old friends as well as an ex-girlfriend, it becomes apparent that he is avoiding events that occurred while he was in Hawaii and attempting to return his life to how it used to be. After an interminable litany of violent sex, abusive relationships, drunk driving and rampant coke use, lives begin to fall apart, though only Travis-gradually-begins to realize the futility of this self-perpetuating cycle. Myers's writing is heavy on detail-particularly when highlighting the clothing, music, movies and slang that accompany the kids' lifestyle-and at times apparel seems to serve as a proxy for personification. While Myers seems reluctant to pass judgment on his teenage characters, his novel carries an implicit indictment of the parents who allow their children to abase themselves to such a degree. Ages 16-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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andlt;bandgt;Enter apathy.andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Travis is back from college for the summer, and he's just starting to settle in to the usual pattern at home: drinking, drugging, watching porn, and hooking up. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But Travis isn't settling in like he used to; something isn't right. Maybe it's that deadly debauch in Hawaii, the memories of which Travis can't quite shake. Maybe it's Laura, Travis's ex, who reappears on the scene after a messy breakup and seems to want to get together — or not. Or maybe it's his suddenly sensing how empty and messed up his life is, and wanting out. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But once you're at the party, it's tough to leave...

Synopsis:

A modern-day "Less Than Zero," this first novel is based on the author's experience and exposes today's materially rich, morally bankrupt teen society. Original.

About the Author

Jason Myers is the author of the novels Exit Here and The Mission. He currently lives in San Francisco, California.

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Tyler St.Pierre, September 5, 2010 (view all comments by Tyler St.Pierre)
I read this book on accident. I was in a hurry at the store, I picked it up because the cover was blue and stood out among the row of books that used mostly dark colors. I expected it to be a waste of my six dollars, but I was way off. The book was a very fast read, despite being nearly 500 pages long, due to my need of wanting to know what happens next. The story is frighteningly realistic and Jason Meyers knows how to keep the reader hooked until the very end. It's a difficult book to read, however. The subject matter is rough and he doesn't censor it like many others would. I highly suggest this book, but be warned of the difficult subject matter. If you can handle through it, then it all pays off for what I consider to be the greatest final chapter in a book that I've ever read.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416917489
Author:
Myers, Jason
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Values and Virtues
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 10
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
16-17

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Product details 464 pages Simon Pulse - English 9781416917489 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his debut outing, Myers delivers a relentlessly bleak take on the self-destructive lives of a group of teenagers. Nineteen-year-old Travis moves back in with his well-to-do parents and younger sister after a failed year of college in Arizona and a licentious trip to Hawaii on his parents' dime. Travis immediately falls back in with his crowd of friends, none of whom, in an escalating whirlwind of cocaine, sex and underage drinking, spend much time sober at all. If Travis's usage (which has instilled similar interests in his sister) is never directly sanctioned by their parents, then it's certainly overlooked. As Travis reconnects with old friends as well as an ex-girlfriend, it becomes apparent that he is avoiding events that occurred while he was in Hawaii and attempting to return his life to how it used to be. After an interminable litany of violent sex, abusive relationships, drunk driving and rampant coke use, lives begin to fall apart, though only Travis-gradually-begins to realize the futility of this self-perpetuating cycle. Myers's writing is heavy on detail-particularly when highlighting the clothing, music, movies and slang that accompany the kids' lifestyle-and at times apparel seems to serve as a proxy for personification. While Myers seems reluctant to pass judgment on his teenage characters, his novel carries an implicit indictment of the parents who allow their children to abase themselves to such a degree. Ages 16-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , andlt;bandgt;Enter apathy.andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Travis is back from college for the summer, and he's just starting to settle in to the usual pattern at home: drinking, drugging, watching porn, and hooking up. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But Travis isn't settling in like he used to; something isn't right. Maybe it's that deadly debauch in Hawaii, the memories of which Travis can't quite shake. Maybe it's Laura, Travis's ex, who reappears on the scene after a messy breakup and seems to want to get together — or not. Or maybe it's his suddenly sensing how empty and messed up his life is, and wanting out. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But once you're at the party, it's tough to leave...
"Synopsis" by , A modern-day "Less Than Zero," this first novel is based on the author's experience and exposes today's materially rich, morally bankrupt teen society. Original.
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