Another Bullshit Night In Suck City by Nick FlynnAnother Bullshit Night In Suck City by Nick Flynn

Another Bullshit Night In Suck City

byNick Flynn

Paperback | August 30, 2005

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Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.
Nick Flynn is the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, The Ticking Is the Bomb, and The Reenactments. He divides his time between Houston and Brooklyn.
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Title:Another Bullshit Night In Suck CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.2 × 5.51 × 1.02 inPublished:August 30, 2005Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393329402

ISBN - 13:9780393329407

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from "Not another bullshit book" With such an interesting tittle, I couldn't pass by Nick Flynn's , "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City". I scooped it off the discount shelf, payed cash, and started chapter one that night. At first I was disappointed with the slow start and the back and forth, Tarintino style, non-linear story telling Nick Flynn uses. First Nick is an adult, then he's a child, then he's a teenager, then he's an adult again. All the while he is recounting his memories and experiences that revolve around his MIA father, wedging in his own opinion here and there. Many times his machine gun style of one, two or three word sentences work. Other times they are bothersome. By the half way point I got a little bored with it, but I stuck it out. By the final quarter of the book I became emotionaly involved the more Nick stayed in the same couple of years instead of bouncing between decades. In the end, the my father/myself realization actually ties the story toghether. So I would say that "Another Bullshit NIght in Suck City" is an interesting and worth while read.
Date published: 2006-07-25

Editorial Reviews

Flynn has written a potent, distinctive autobiography.... Flynn's talents are considerable—he has a compelling voice and wry sense of humor, especially about himself. — Vendela Vida (New York Times Book Review)The prose swirls in graceful arcs that frequently rise to the level of poetry, leavened by mordant humor.... It's a powerful tale, stylishly told. — Michael Mewshaw (Washington Post)In a perverse act of divine intervention, a life worth writing about was bestowed on a man actually able to write—in startling, beautiful, unsentimental prose.... It is crammed with beauty and wisdom, and everyone will love it. — Devin Friedman (GQ)A remarkable feat: a clear-eyed, inventive, and astonishingly honest guided tour of hell. — Elissa Schappel (Vanity Fair)Flynn's authentic voice... holds us rapt, keeping both the tragic and the redemptive possibilities open. — Darren Reidy (Village Voice)Told with energy, critical reflection and sensitivity, ?Another Bullshit Night in Suck City? is less a memoir than a study of one of America's darker conundrums: homelessness. — Thomas Curwen (Los Angeles Times Book Review)[Flynn's] story is eerie testimony to the potent influence of an absent parent. But Nick, a poet, is too subtle a writer to say so outright, and instead lets us draw our own conclusions with a delicate, poetic logic. — Kate Bolick (Boston Globe)Unlike the pity parties that too many memoirs have become, Night has no maudlin gestures, no 'inspirational' tones, no hysterics; it stares down emptiness with clear, dry eyes. — Troy Patterson (Entertainment Weekly)