Search Results: "Gary Indiana"


BOOK REVIEW

DO EVERYTHING IN THE DARK by Gary Indiana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Adept at describing the internal forces that pull people downward, less so at creating characters whose personalities are more complex than their neuroses."
Indiana's sixth outing (after Depraved Indifference, 2001) explores the damaged psyches of a group of artists, all on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Read full book review >

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DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE by Gary Indiana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Indiana has plenty of room to send up what he sees as the strangely empty landscape of American culture, while his dashing prose sweeps the reader along to a climax that is no less compelling for being inevitable."
The third installment in the author's American Crime trilogy, inspired by real-life mother-and-son team Sante and Kenneth Kimes. Read full book review >

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ANDY WARHOL AND THE CAN THAT SOLD THE WORLD by Gary Indiana
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2010

"Indiana's witty, insightful analysis brings refreshing intellect to a well-worn period of American art history."
Incisive look at how Warhol's iconic Soup Cans paintings sparked the Pop Art movement, bringing American artists—Warhol especially—to the forefront of artistic and sociological discourse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A vivid and gripping account. (Author tour)"
Novelist and essayist Indiana (Resentment, 1997; Rent Boy, 1994; etc.) combines fictional and journalistic techniques in this true crime "hybrid of narration and reflection," which is, in his words, "a pastiche" that is "fact-based, but with no pretense to journalistic "objectivity." Read full book review >

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GONE TOMORROW by Gary Indiana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Not for the prudish, though."
The author of Horse Crazy (1989) chronicles the making of a movie in a fiction that self-consciously adapts a cinematic style— a strong visual sense, sharp dialogue, and a cast of instantly recognizable characters. Read full book review >

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HORSE CRAZY by Gary Indiana
Released: March 1, 1989

A 35-year-old gay writer has an obsessive love for a younger bisexual artist: a perfectly rendered, very contemporary account of sexual manipulation, by the weekly arts columnist for the Village Voice. Read full book review >

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LET IT BLEED by Gary Indiana
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 1996

"Highly competent, frequently entertaining pieces, but they don't add up to a work of substance."
Novelist Indiana (Gone Tomorrow, 1993, etc.) offers his often spleenful commentary on a variety of political, artistic, and social topics in this collection drawn from the Village Voice and other publications. Read full book review >

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I CAN GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE by Gary Indiana
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Indiana remarks that his memories are 'colored by mood and contingency.' The mood of this memoir is mostly rueful, bitter, and sad."
A writer, filmmaker, playwright, and artist recalls his past. Read full book review >

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RESENTMENT by Gary Indiana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"The clever parts never add up to a convincing whole here, just lots of trite (if acidic) riffs on our peculiarly skewed culture. (Author tour)"
Novelist, essayist, and playwright Indiana (Rent Boy, 1994; Gone Tomorrow, 1993, etc.) brings together the insane events and natural disasters of our day in a novel that's most emphatically not a roman Ö clef but a fiction in which real life serves as ``honorary ballast for an entirely speculative'' narrative. Read full book review >

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UTOPIA’S DEBRIS by Gary Indiana
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A polychrome pastiche that soars with delicious insights."
Previously published essays by novelist, playwright and cultural critic Indiana (The Schwarzenegger Syndrome: Politics and Celebrity in the Age of Contempt, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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RENT BOY by Gary Indiana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Entertaining but shapeless work from a good writer."
A hustler tells it like it is in this lively novella—the latest fiction from Indiana (Horse Crazy, 1989, etc.), longtime arts columnist for the Village Voice. Read full book review >

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TINY FISH THAT ONLY WANT TO KISS by Gary Indiana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A punchy array of ruminations that perfectly mirrors its title."
A short story collection that'll get you thinking about New York grit, sex, and punk. Read full book review >