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Title:   Club Kids: From Speakeasies to Boombox and Beyond
Author:   Black Dog Publishing
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   10.11.11

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10.11.11 I bought this on impulse at Half Price Books because it looked to be mostly a history of night clubs that I thought would hook in nicely to that DJ book I read a while ago (Last Night A DJ Saved My Life) and it looked like it had lots of pictures. For the most part, the book has been pretty disappointing although perhaps I just had the wrong expectations. The first half was indeed a history of night clubs and I found that part interesting. A lot of the pictures were not necessarily of the club in question but evoked similar feels. Still, it was interesting. The last half though, is mostly about these contemporary fashion designers and DJs and club promoters that I've never heard of and are mostly from London. At this point it becomes very obvious that this book was published in London and is very much for locals... or something. So the last half really dragged for me as it was basically profiles and interviews of people that I had no context of talking about things I'd never heard of before. Some of it ended up being educational, a lot of it never took. Again, What I wanted from the book I got in condensed form in the first half, so I don't know that it's the book's fault that I didn't enjoy the second half (i mean, the damn thing's called CLUB KIDS, hello!?), but that doesn't mean I enjoyed it. Oh well, moving on.



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