'The hype is all true' Sunday Telegraph Nick McDonell's electrifying novel tells the story of a fictional drug called Twelve and its devastating effects on the beautiful rich and desperate poor of New York City.From page one, this novel pulsates towards its apocalyptic climax.
Twelve is cool, cruel and utterly compulsive. 'Bret Easton Ellis territory...an extraordinary assured debut' Harper & Queen 'McDonell is an authentic talent and, long after the storms of hype have died away, his novel will endure as a snapshot of his generation' Observer 'Consistently brilliant...One of the most exciting new writers around' Independent on Sunday 'A brilliant satirical debut' Time Out 'A compulsive elegy to wasted, privileged youth, lives up to the hype...lean, elegant and bleakly witty' Elle
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 15/05/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781843540724
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Review by Daftboy1
I liked this book even though I was a bit unsure. The main character is White Mike a teenage drug dealer in New York. This is a story of the build up to a New Years party. White Mike and all his peers are all rich young white kids The party begins in good spirits but ends in tradegy. Easy to read, different from my normal choice of book.
Review by anissaannalise
Enjoyed & am finally donating as I need to cull bookshelves before moving.
Review by Sparrowlicious
Carbon-copy of Ellis' style of descriptions, paired with absurd characters and an absurd plot. Most space in this book is wasted on the formatting.