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FAST SOFA

Craven, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0688123368 / ISBN 13: 9780688123369
Published by NY Morrow 1993., 1993
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Title: FAST SOFA

Publisher: NY Morrow 1993.

Publication Date: 1993

Book Type: Book

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Rick Jeffers takes his nihilistic, hedonistic lifestyle on a cross-country jaunt after his apartment is looted and picks up a homeless mall rat and a tantalizing porn queen on the way

From Publishers Weekly:

First novelist Craven's synthesis of On the Road , David Copperfield , Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , The Sun Also Rises and TV's Melrose Place quite simply doesn't work. Behind the promotional tie-ins (accompanying soundtrack, parental advisory sticker, hyped image of bad-boy-novelist/administrator-at-Columbia-University) lays a banal interpretation of life on the edge in the contemporary U.S. Rick, the protagonist, is a reckless, car-loving character for whom the '60s, '70s and '80s do not matter. He stumbles upon the porn star of his dreams and cavorts around the country with her and various other cartoonish characters, drinking too much, experimenting with drugs and having casual, unprotected sex. Rick's animal magnetism and visceral sexuality cause his true love, Tamara, to put up with his sexist and racist antics in spite of her better, feminist instincts. Even the character who represents wisdom, an eccentric bird lover named Jules, has scant sagacity to offer as Craven uses him to comment on little more than when television became a truly vapid medium. If the message here is one of nihilism and male anomie, the question arises: Why all the overblown excitement and hype? Author tour.
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