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SCOTCH WHISKEO

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_New book deals with Graffiti in NYC back in the day:"Fortress of Solitude", check it out http://www.randomhouse.com/features/fortre...ress/index.html

This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They are friends and neighbors, but because Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple. This is the story of their Brooklyn neighborhood, which is almost exclusively black despite the first whispers of something that will become known as "gentrification."

 

This is the story of 1970s America, a time when the most simple human decisions-what music you listen to, whether to speak to the kid in the seat next to you, whether to give up your lunch money-are laden with potential political, social and racial disaster. This is the story of 1990s America, when no one cared anymore.

 

This is the story of punk, that easy white rebellion, and crack, that monstrous plague. This is the story of the loneliness of the avant-garde artist and the exuberance of the graffiti artist.

 

This is the story of what would happen if two teenaged boys obsessed with comic book heroes actually had superpowers: They would screw up their lives. This is the story of joyous afternoons of stickball and dreaded years of schoolyard extortion. This is the story of belonging to a society that doesn't accept you. This is the story of prison and of college, of Brooklyn and Berkeley, of soul and rap, of murder and redemption.

 

This is the story Jonathan Lethem was born to tell. This is

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE.

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Originally posted by Weapon X

Graff isn’t even mentioned in the synopsis or whatever you call it.

Trust me...it's heavy duty.

Oh, and if your refering to the synopsis i just posted above...perhaps you need to read a little slower there duke.

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Guest 455

That sounds pretty interesting.....you should check a book called "Evasion" if you get a chance.....it is a good read.

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oh yeah, for real. either way, the book could be pretty good. I’m looking out for more reviews on the net right now.

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