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I Pass Like Night review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB When Alexander Vine finishes his work day he leaves his post as a doorman at Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant and enters a. If I d read this book back in the 90 s when I was in my twenties I probably would have liked but not loved it Or maybe it didn t age very well and the charm has disappeared like the neighborhoods this book takes place in

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I Pass Like Night review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB Desire and self extinction Alexander Vine charts his destructive course and his struggle for redemption with startling unadorned clari. I don t know I really really want to like Jonathan AmesI m committed to liking him But I didn t love this Gonna try some

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I Pass Like Night review ç eBook or Kindle ePUB Nighttime landscape of chance and danger excitement and reinvention in the city's erotic underworld Walking a tightrope between sexual. Solitude in New York City during the generation of AIDS The underground of sexual depravity and wretched introverts Porn theaters full of men seeking euphoria no woman will give them riverside bonfires where bums drink away their rotting insides sketchy parks where good natured prostitutes roam look for tricks to turn The world of Jonathan Ames first novel I Pass Like Night is something familiar yet entirely alien where darkness and perversion are uncorked in an oppressive and overwhelming lonelinessJonathan Ames may now be best known for his HBO TV show Bored to Death The two certainly share similar characteristics However the novel illustrates NYC with a darker much less whimsical perspectiveOur narrator Alex Vine works as a doorman at an exclusive Manhattan Four Seasons restaurant When he clocks out he wanders into the depths of this harsh world He has a tendency to sleep with men when he gets drunk He is fond of a fat black prostitute named Goldie who once gave him oral sex over a condom He reminisces about his past of his father s awkward and traumatic attempts to be a comfort of the scars he has left behind in a childhood friend He falls in love with a despondent woman only to despise her the next moment It was one of those days when every time I went to go out the door something grabbed me in the back of the brain and said lie down and masturbate one time Indeed Alex is a complicated and profound protagonistThese stories are chronicled in brief disconnected vignettes The image is of Alex in his apartment after work some night writing them down on bits of scrap paper and placing them face down in a pile Almost all the stories can be told separately and exclusively It is nonlinear but in the end the collection of snapshots manage to form a unified whole Between the stories are haiku like descriptions distinct moments of city life The style is unapologetically lifted from Ernest Hemingway s In Our Time but the replication is used effectively making some particularly comical and resonating scenes He seems to borrow from many authors A little Carver there a little Kerouac here and why not some Selby while we re at it These authors are all smudged together into something new It is lean and fast and uncomfortable in an all too candid poker faced kind of wayUnfortunately the vignette style comes off as repetitious if one is to read the novel for extended periods but then again it does seem to be designed as a uick pick up for a few minutes every now and then All the same it is an easy read and it sheds light on a life unknown to most It may seem depraved and cruel and cold because it is but there exists some heart and humanity within it as well Even through a narrator like Alex who we never seem to understand even slightly a sense of sympathy and better understanding arises in the reader


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    (PDF KINDLE) [I Pass Like Night] ☆ Jonathan Ames A bisexual man documents his sordid sexual escapades with rando hookups and prostitutes in ‘80s New York I Pass Like Night is Jonathan Ames’ first novel and it certainly reads like it The short tenuously connected chapters certainly seem like they were written by someone who doesn’t uite know how to write a novel yet while the content

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    Jonathan Ames ✓ 3 read characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jonathan Ames (PDF KINDLE) [I Pass Like Night] ☆ Jonathan Ames If I'd read this book back in the 90's when I was in my twenties I probably would have liked but not loved it Or maybe it didn't age very well and the charm has disappeared like the neighborhoods this book takes

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    Jonathan Ames ✓ 3 read characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jonathan Ames (PDF KINDLE) [I Pass Like Night] ☆ Jonathan Ames Solitude in New York City during the generation of AIDS The underground of sexual depravity and wretched introverts Porn theaters full of men seeking euphoria no woman will give them riverside bonfires where bum

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    (PDF KINDLE) [I Pass Like Night] ☆ Jonathan Ames Ames is one of those oft overlooked snarky male memoirists that I just can't get enough of In one of his novels and I can't remember which one it is because in my head they're all a big ball of awesome he just comes right out and says BTW I'm not a dead beat dad Here's the situation and my son and I are actually BFFs I

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    (PDF KINDLE) [I Pass Like Night] ☆ Jonathan Ames Self indulgent and boring It is as though the author's pleasure lies in making his reader uncomfortable Worse he is a storyteller not a writer No plot crisis or resolution follows

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    characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jonathan Ames (PDF KINDLE) [I Pass Like Night] ☆ Jonathan Ames This is Jonathan Ames' debut novel and it is structured in a series of small vignettes like tiles on a mosaic that you need to step back from in order to see the whole picture It's an interesting style and one that Ames has continued to use but this being his first publication it is not the most well formed exampleThe stor

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    (PDF KINDLE) [I Pass Like Night] ☆ Jonathan Ames Reminiscent of John Rechy's The City of Night with its clandestine sexual encounters in a city where everyone is hustling in one way or another but missing Rechy's rich prose I loved the stories of the prostitutes best but while Mr Ames's prose was almost powerful and poetic at times he never uite made it there especial

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