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by Michael Hornburg

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Michael Hornburg
ISBN: 0802115101
ISBN13: 978-0802115102
Language: English
Publisher: Grove Pr; 1st edition (May 1, 1995)
Pages: 189
Fb2 eBook: 1946 kb
ePub eBook: 1972 kb
Digital formats: lrf lit mbr txt

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Bongwater is a novel that wavers along the solar eclipse of the American Dream, a neo-Beat, grungeoisie love story that has all the authenticity and none of the pretension of its forerunners.

An empathetic tour of lives on the edge. Michael Hornburg's evident affection for the strung-out makes Bongwater an unlikely but successful fusion of cynicism and good-heartedness. An esthetic appreciation, unexpectedly charming. Hornburg rewinds back through the wreckage of the 90s grungeoisie to spin this smart, wistful tale of small town indie redemption

Bongwater is a 1995 American debut novel by Michael Hornburg.

Bongwater is a 1995 American debut novel by Michael Hornburg. Utilizing two different narrative perspectives, it follows a drug dealer and his counterculture friends in Portland, Oregon, as well as his tempestuous ex-girlfriend who has fled to New York City after the dissolution of their short-lived relationship. The novel was adapted into a 1998 film of the same name starring Luke Wilson, Alicia Witt, and Brittany Murphy.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A group of young, disaffected hedonists-among them an unsuccessful filmmaker, a flamboyant gay couple.

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6 quotes from Michael Hornburg: 'There's nothing worse than falling in love with impossibility. 'Men are like a bungee cord, they stretch as far as they can, but always bounce back safely. Yeah, but once in a while you hear about one breaking. What's the logic in that?" "There is no logic in love. and 'Hovering wasps and bees drilled into the moist nectar oozing from the rotting pears, then flew off and circled in drunken euphoria, wasted in the Garden of Eden. See a Problem? We’d love your help.

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Read Bongwater, by Michael Hornburg online on Bookmate – Bongwater is a novel that wavers along the solar eclipse of the American Dream, a neo-Beat, grungeoisie love story that has all the authenti. Bongwater is a novel that wavers along the solar eclipse of the American Dream, a neo-Beat, grungeoisie love story that has all the authenticity and none of the pretension of its forerunners, a book that will be for the slacker generation of the nineties what Bright Lights, Big City was for the wannabe eighties. Young, rebellious, and vulnerable, Michael Hornburg's unforgettable characters trace the subtle outlines of a misunderstood generation.

Bongwater - Michael Hornburg. This is a work of fiction. Published simultaneously in Canada. Printed in the United States of America. Bongwater, Michael Hornburg.

Bongwater is a novel that wavers along the solar eclipse of the American Dream, a neo-Beat, grungeoisie love story that has all the authenticity and none of the pretension of its forerunners, a book that will be for the slacker generation of the nineties what Bright Lights, Big City was for the wannabe eighties.

by. Hornburg, Michael. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Archive of Contemporary Music. Music, Arts & Culture.

A group of young, disaffected hedonists--among them an unsuccessful filmmaker, a flamboyant gay couple, a paranoid rock star, and an adventuresome stripper--move between Portland, Oregon, and New York, indulging in fractious romances, drugs, and local intrigue.
Comments to eBook Bongwater
Throw her heart
This is the first best and most intriguing book on Courtney Love and her early psychopathic exploits. It is written as a book of fiction, but I assure you it is truly non-fiction. I should know.
Drelalak
I can easily see this being translated into an entertaining play. I would definitely love to see that. I'm kind of glad I watched the movie before the book.
Ionzar
I saw the movie a bunch of times first, I really like the book best.........the movie is kind of a wreck but worth watching once
Taur
the entire book seemed like it should have only been one chapter of a longer book. i saw no point or any sort of conclusion to the story.
Gunos
"Bongwater" is an amusing novel, that is about as deep as a parking lot puddle.

David the slacker, filmmaker-wannabe skateboards around Portland, seeking salvation between Jennifer's thighs. Jennifer only loves herself. Jennifer and Courtney are best friends. Courtney
is paralyzed by ennui. She runs off to NYC seeking the "big change" which will propel her life forward. The story ping-pongs back and forth between David and Courtney as they look for love in all the wrong places.

"Bongwater" is full of hip prose, interesting and amusing situations. The dialogue is priceless. However, the story isn't real. Like the TV show "Friends", nobody works, but everyone has money. The characters are also wise beyond their years. I found the most interesting characters were not the main ones. One thing that really annoyed me was
the author's misuse of time and names. Portland is this netherworld of neither night or day. Eight hours sometimes passed in mid-sentence.
Since most of the action takes place in bars and coffee shops, I rarely certain what time of day it was. Finally, nobody has a last name in "Bongwater". A character named Lisa, was spontaneously generated in mid-story. I was certain I'd missed her introduction and description. I flipped back two chapters searching in vain to find out who she was before I caught on. How many guys named Bob do you know?

"Bongwater" must have been a good short story once. It is very amusing, but its not a very good novel. If you like reading slacker-lit like this, try Rick Moody's "Garden State: A Novel", first. I only recommend "Bongwater" for people who need hip things to say at parties.
Beahelm
the book entrapped me and i read it in one night, then my friends saw it and i ended up lending it to about 15 diffrent people who all loved it, and who all finished it in a day because they couldn't put it down. I had an english teacher read the first three pages to the class because of how well written it was. She read it to the class talking about the desciption, etc. (She didn't know what bongwater was.) I can relate and I loved how at the end it wasn't "they lived happily ever after" You know they have a story that goes on, I think it brings more life to the characters. They weren't amazing people, they weren't even entirely buetiful, they were just people. I could relate to the entire book, and I had lost hope that I could find a book like that. So congratulations to Michael Hornburg for being real and writing about normal life.
Negal
There are very few things that I actually call "lame," although this book is certainly one of them. Reading through other reader's responses on this novel I was truly shocked that anyone in their right mind would give this book five stars--I didn't even want to give it a whole star... Hornburg's thinly-veiled autobiography was dull, dull and dull...along with horribly developed characters, the storyline is weak and there is no plot to speak of. It is a book filled with stereotypical hip-kids and urbanites---the stripper with the heart of gold; the aspiring, somewhat tormented filmaker whom no one understands; the ex-roomate who is secretly in love with David (aka Michael Hornburg)... Bad, bad, bad. Save your mone and time read something good.
I thought this book was horrifically bad and pointless when I first read it. Not particularly drug-centric. Not particularly angsty. Not particularly anything.

Almost a year later, while bored senseless and completely apathetic, I picked it up again simply so I would have something to do. It came as a shock to me how beautifully written and profound it is. Perhaps the feelings expressed aren't quite as apparent as they are in most books of this ilk, they are, however, very much an intrinsic part of the story.

Its romantic in a way that is honest and realistic. Not in the high-flown over-emoted style that most people write in. The ending, for example, is so tender and sweet that it justifies the rest of the novel.

It may be titled bongwater but pot had little to do with it. The characters (esp. courtney and david) are so well thought out that I, at least, could easily relate to them.

Its a great book, but certainly not for everyone. If you're looking for cheap thrills and stoned laughs I suggest you look elsewhere.
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