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by Lewis Shiner

  • ISBN: 0312267770
  • Author: Lewis Shiner
  • ePub ver: 1784 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1784 kb
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (March 19, 2001)
  • Formats: docx azw lrf mbr
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Paroled after six months' hard time for tax evasion, Dave has landed what sounds like the perfect job-caretaker for the Texas beach house whose eccentric owner left her fortune to her 23 cats. What Dave doesn't know is that the house is the focus of a power struggle that involves a host of bizarre characters: the beautiful.

Lewis Shiner (born December 30, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon) is an American writer. Shiner began his career as a science fiction writer, but then identified with cyberpunk, and later wrote more mainstream novels, albeit often with magical realism and fantasy elements. He was formerly a resident of Texas (and a member of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop), and now lives in North Carolina. Shiner graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1973.

Read Slam, by Lewis Shiner online on Bookmate – A bright and acerbic depiction of the slacker culture of Texas and a testament to a lost and found generation. Dave stepped out of Bastrop Federal P. A bright and acerbic depiction of the slacker culture of Texas and a testament to a lost and found generation.

Realism, idealism, and fantasy are skillfully interwoven into a novel of personal adjustment and rebellion. Dave Stokes is a product of the 1960s who is trapped in a personal time warp.

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Lewis Shiner at his typical entertaining peak. Characters are weirder than ever.

Slam is a bright and acerbic depiction of the slacker culture of Texas, a testament to a lost and found generation

Paroled after six months' hard time for tax evasion, Dave has landed what sounds like the perfect job-caretaker for the Texas beach house whose eccentric owner left her fortune to her 23 cats.

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Slam is a bright and acerbic depiction of the slacker culture of Texas, a testament to a lost and found generation. Dave stepped out of a Bastrop Federal Prison and into the home of one Margueritte Johnson, aka the Old Lady. The Old Lady passed on and left behind her house and twenty-three cats. The cats need a caretaker or so he thinks. There are others with an eye on the Johnson estate, and soon dave is caught up in a whirlwind of anarchists, golddiggers, skateboard punks, lawyers, hackers and arsonists--a population of dropouts and misfits who will do anything to avoid doing anything.

Comments (7)

mr.Mine
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry the whole time I was reading this book - so, I did both. The characters: ex-cons, slackers, cat ladies, anarchists, golddiggers, skateboard punks and more. Think of this book as the nightmare you just want to keep having because it's just so darned entertaining.
FireWater
Great read. Read a number of Lew's books and short stories. Love his approach to story telling, his character development and plot lines. Slam is a simple tale with interesting characters and a medium pace. Fun read.
Uanabimo
This is certainly where everyone should start reading Shiner. It is short, fast, exciting, and full of some of the most interesting characters in the fiction world. Shiner comes through with a coherent story, some serious life lessons, a touch of anarchy and never uses more words than required to make a point. And the point is well made in Slam.
Adorardana
'Slam' is a fantastic book, criminally under-rated and deserves a wider audience, even a filmic adaptation. Imagine the energy of the flim Kids, mixed with the speculative sci-fi of J.G Ballard and the quirky humanism of say Jim Jarmusch, and you might be close. No book written in the last 15 years creates a better fratured suburban Utopia than Shiner's 'Slam'. Burn your Moody Ricks, because Shiner's 'Slam' is the real thing.
Humin
This is about architecture and skateboarding, and lust, and about just being out of prison and trying to reenter society that is different from the one you left. He was in for tax evasion, and now has a job looking after twentysome cats that have inherited a fortune, which a lot of people are after. It is pretty cool and hard to explain. It all comes together in the end. If you like Lewis Shiner you should like this one.
Jox
'Slam' is a fantastic book, criminally under-rated and deserves a wider audience, even a filmic adaptation. Imagine the energy of the flim Kids, mixed with the speculative sci-fi of J.G Ballard and the quirky humanism of say Jim Jarmusch, and you might be close. No book written in the last 15 years creates a better fratured suburban Utopia than Shiner's 'Slam'. Burn your Moody Ricks, because Shiner's 'Slam' is the real thing.
playboy
****
Much ado about absolutely nothing-hated this book-it was meaningless.

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