Steve Abee Johnny Future

ISBN 13: 9781849821513

Johnny Future

3.93 avg rating
( 44 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781849821513: Johnny Future
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Turning thirty with zero dollars in the bank, no job nor prospects, sipping NyQuil and staring at the Los Angeles sky, at space, at nothing and everything―Johnny Future’s cool with that. He knows he must do something in this life, but he doesn’t know what. His grandmother, the only mother he’s ever known, is stuck in a nursing home somewhere. He hasn’t seen her in years. Inanimate objects, exterminator icons, street signs are all talking to him, telling him he’s got problems. He’s messed up, sure, but he’s gonna do something about it. He’s gonna get deep and go right to it. Self-styled “poem writer” of the L.A. vernacular, lover of all that exists, hopelessly unrepentant―because he doesn’t even know what that means―Johnny Future tells us about his world, his Hollywood, his Los Angeles, his struggle, and our future.

Steve Abee taps the well of broken hope and tattered heroism that sits beneath his nihilistic generation, transforming it into a heartening, hypersexual, punch-drunk tour de force ushering the drug narrative into the new American century.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Steve Abee began writing as an orderly at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica. He has previously published three books, King Planet, The Bus: Cosmic Ejaculations of the Daily Mind in Transit, and Great Balls of Flowers. He teaches middle school English and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

From Publishers Weekly:

Johnny Future, the drugged-out narrator of Abee's abysmal latest, lives on a skuzzy stretch of Hollywood Boulevard. After a night of recreational Nyquil drinking, Johnny visits a friend and has the first of several hallucinations that will plague him throughout the novel. His wastoid adventures are the stuff of adolescent fantasy: he consumes many drugs, has many bizarre experiences, lands a job at a sex shop and ends up on a wild adventure with a stripper named America. Despite self-assessments like I'm Johnny Future, small parking lot good creature of the sun, friend of man and beast, taco stand of love, he remains a cipher, and the novel rests artlessly on his shoulders. The supporting characters fare no better and seldom rise above caricature: paraplegic transvestite Baby Juice is paraded for shock value, and America is a cliché vagabond Madonna whose sudden, soulful connection to Johnny is predicted by a fortune teller. This disorganized mess goes nowhere interesting and says nothing new. (Oct.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 9.90

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781596923478: Johnny Future

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1596923474 ISBN 13:  9781596923478
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage, 2009
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Steve Abee
Published by M P Publishing Limited, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description M P Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Turning thirty with zero dollars in the bank, no job nor prospects, sipping NyQuil and staring at the Los Angeles sky, at space, at nothing and everything--Johnny Future s cool with that. He knows he must do something in this life, but he doesn t know what. His grandmother, the only mother he s ever known, is stuck in a nursing home somewhere. He hasn t seen her in years. Inanimate objects, exterminator icons, street signs are all talking to him, telling him he s got problems. He s messed up, sure, but he s gonna do something about it. He s gonna get deep and go right to it. Self-styled poem writer of the L.A. vernacular, lover of all that exists, hopelessly unrepentant--because he doesn t even know what that means--Johnny Future tells us about his world, his Hollywood, his Los Angeles, his struggle, and our future. Steve Abee taps the well of broken hope and tattered heroism that sits beneath his nihilistic generation, transforming it into a heartening, hypersexual, punch-drunk tour de force ushering the drug narrative into the new American century. Seller Inventory # AAG9781849821513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Steve Abee
Published by M P Publishing Limited, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description M P Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Turning thirty with zero dollars in the bank, no job nor prospects, sipping NyQuil and staring at the Los Angeles sky, at space, at nothing and everything--Johnny Future s cool with that. He knows he must do something in this life, but he doesn t know what. His grandmother, the only mother he s ever known, is stuck in a nursing home somewhere. He hasn t seen her in years. Inanimate objects, exterminator icons, street signs are all talking to him, telling him he s got problems. He s messed up, sure, but he s gonna do something about it. He s gonna get deep and go right to it. Self-styled poem writer of the L.A. vernacular, lover of all that exists, hopelessly unrepentant--because he doesn t even know what that means--Johnny Future tells us about his world, his Hollywood, his Los Angeles, his struggle, and our future. Steve Abee taps the well of broken hope and tattered heroism that sits beneath his nihilistic generation, transforming it into a heartening, hypersexual, punch-drunk tour de force ushering the drug narrative into the new American century. Seller Inventory # AAG9781849821513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Abee, Steve
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781849821513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Steve Abee
Published by MP PUBLISHING (2012)
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MP PUBLISHING, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000528220

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Abee, Steve
Published by MP Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MP Publishing Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1849821518. Seller Inventory # Z1849821518ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Abee, Steve
Published by MP Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MP Publishing Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1849821518. Seller Inventory # Z1849821518ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Abee, Steve
Published by MP Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MP Publishing Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1849821518. Seller Inventory # Z1849821518ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Abee, Steve
Published by MP Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MP Publishing Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1849821518. Seller Inventory # Z1849821518ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Abee, Steve
Published by MP Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MP Publishing Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1849821518. Seller Inventory # Z1849821518ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Abee, Steve
Published by MP Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1849821518 ISBN 13: 9781849821513
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MP Publishing Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1849821518. Seller Inventory # Z1849821518ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book