30 Jun Nick McDonell’s novel, Twelve, arrives from New York on a wave of hype – but will it sink or swim?. “Nick McDonell’s Twelve is an astonishing rush of a first novel, all heat and ice and inexorable narrative driveā€”the kind of novel you finish and immediately. 21 Oct It takes incredible skill and determination to write a novel, especially one as defining and creative as Nick McDonell’s debut, Twelve. This book.

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The narrator is very entertaining and the fact that the author was 17 when he published it makes me as an indie, 20 year old writer, jealous but also happy that young people can get published too!

Although I am, when it comes to that. Philosophical year-old drug dealer who roams the streets of New York, peddling marijuana to rich teens. After showing her the fish, he invites her to the New Year’s Eve party and she agrees.

Murderous drug dealer who supplies drugs to Mike and his cousin Charlie. Mcdonepl to Read Currently Reading Read. An intriguing page turner and a quick read, considering the content.

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He takes a taxi and is annoyed by the driver. Feeling weirded out, Andrew leaves. Mike’s cousin, Charlie, learns to his cost that owning a gun does not put you on an equal footing with the dealers of Harlem; Hunter is jailed for murder and fears for the first time that his father cannot step in; Claude becomes obsessed with weaponry, hoarding swords and guns in his room, while Jessica hopes to buy friends with her discovery of the new designer drug, Twelve, unaware of its potency.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. And mcdlnell the climax occurs, it’s just messy. Fast read with a real punch.

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White Mike is very intelligent and never uses drugs, teelve alcohol. Instead of cocaine she does a drug given to her by a boy. When a book comes so pre-feted, it can be difficult to shut out the roar of the publicity – the author’s extreme youth he wrote it at 17the endorsements from Richard Price and Hunter S Thompson splashed over the jacket, the comparisons with Brett Easton Ellis and Jay McInerney, the fawning of literary New York – but McDonell is an authentic talent and, long after the storms of hype have died away, his novel will endure as a snapshot of his generation as surely as Less Than Zero did of the Eighties.

This is a debut novel, by a very young author, so perhaps his next book will surprise twelge all! The Civilization Of Perpetual Movement: Chris is having a boxing lesson when Sara shows up, requesting money for some Twelve which she will give to Jessica. Usually I don’t mind a multitude of characters. Once I Was A Soldier. This is another story with the same plot that we have heard so many times before.

mcdonfll I make it a point not to read other people’s reviews before I read a book, that way I am not influenced by their thoughts and feelings, whether positive or negative. Nuffin shocking about this – kids act dumb, do sex, worry about doing sex, have spots, do just about anything to be popular, do drugs or not. A Vanity, and self-hate. At home he makes sporadic conversation mick his father, who is quite wealthy and a borderline alcoholic. I read it in a day which caught the attention of my high school English students who keep track of how often we’re on to new independent reading novels.

And she’s dead, of course. Stumbling around my local Borders as I was, looking for something to while away the dead spots during a family Christmas my eye was drawn to a stark modern cover design with blurb that pressed all the right buttons. Feb 19, Helen rated it liked it.


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This book may not harness a universal depth that all teens can relate to. This site uses cookies. I think the author goes completely off the charts in his portrayal of the northeast privileged lifestyle of youth, entering into the absurd. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A plain girl who frequents many parties and becomes addicted to the drug Twelve. However, there is no sense of an immersive “world” of the story so when the final climax of the narrative happens, it was with a sense of “so what?

Timmy and Mark Rothko stop to buy twslve usings a fake I. Once there, she accidentally injures a boy named Andrew by cutting his forehead with her skate. It’s been said by a fair few but if you want the real deal then just read Ellis’ American Psycho.

They follow him to his house, much to his annoyance. Books like this makes me want to support the This book did not have great writing and is to be expected by a 17 year old writer.

Child’s play

There is a reason and we’re never given that. The only one who is fleshed out is the main character but even he remains mainly static and flat He is placed in the same room as Sean, the high school football star who happens to be Sara Ludlow’s taelve.

The end comes so jarringly and out of the blue. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.