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This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture -- one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance , starring Shailene Woodley (star of The Fault in our Stars and Divergent) and Miles Teller (star of Whiplash). SUTTER KEELY. He’ll get everyone dancing. Read "The Spectacular Now" by Tim Tharp available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Sutter's the guy you want at your party . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Unlike most high school seniors, Look inside this book. The Spectacular Now by [Tharp, Tim].
Special Order Description So, my girlfriend, Cassidy, is threatening to kick me to the curb again, my best friend suddenly wants to put the brakes on our lives of fabulous fun, my mom and big sister are plotting a future in which I turn into an atomic vampire, and my dad, well, my dad is a big fat question mark that I m not sure I want the answer to. Some people would let a senior year like this get them down. Not me. I m Sutter Keely, master of the party. But don t mistake a midnight philosopher like me for nothing more than a shallow party boy. Just ask Aimee, the new girl in my life.
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I spent about a week there on holiday, during low season, and that gave me plenty of time to party in every single bar and nightclub in town.
Before your main dish, start your meal off right with the fried egg rolls wrapped in lettuce and other aromatic herbs. In its essence, Da Nang is a city that represents a new, interconnected world. Located midway between Hanoi and Saigon, this Vietnamese city is geographically blessed with a river and sea front, with mountains in the backdrop. At the moment, locals and Asia tourists still contribute the most income to the Da Nang travel industry and the local resorts, but I am hoping that in a few years more and more international tourists packing Da Nang.
Website The Bike Bar. A beach holiday city, Da Nang recently get more and more people staying there rather than just come by the plane to get to Hoi An or Hue. What to do in Da Nang 1 — Bridges and market: vinpearl condotel riverfront da nang Vinpearl Condotel Riverfront Danang is a modern hotel apartment that offers the spectacular view over the romantic Han River, Dragon Bridge and the bustling city centre.
Function Room. Bars in Da Nang are crowded every night. What to do with kids in Da Nang — Traveling with kids is no longer an obstacle to many travelers but how to travel comfortably and enjoy your trip the best with your kids is the problem. Oasis Tapas Bar. The promenade, which stretches along the southern beaches, is the best spot for evening walks.
Vietnam had more than , drug addicts as of the end of , with an increasing number of them using synthetic drugs like methamphetamine, ecstasy and ketamine, according to the police.
Besides the concrete jungle that is Da Nang, the country has a lot of mountains and forests that any backpacker or tourist would love to explore. Very happy with our food and really enjoyed having a few drinks as the sun set over Da Nang. Da Nang airport completed in and undergone several upgrades and expansion to become an international airport, one of the two largest airports in the South and the third largest in the country.
There are a few Da Nang escorts to be found here but not many. From the 16th century Da Nang has steadily grown in size and importance from being a small trading port to becoming a large shipbuilding site in the 19th century.
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So it hurts the worst. I feel like someone has dug out my insides with a blunt spoon. View all 31 comments. Sep 02, Emily May rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is complex, multi-dimensional, so vibrant and full of life that it's hard to accept that he isn't real and about to jump off the page.
Tim Tharp has written a very funny, sad, thoughtful book that creates such an in-depth picture of a boy who is simultaneously lovable and exhausting. I am friends with the female equivalent of Sutter Keely, a person who you always want at your parties because you know they'll bring every social situation to life, a person who is kind and means well but is very hard to deal with in any more than small doses, a person who is nearly always just a little drunk.
How many times have I rolled my eyes and thought "okay, give it a rest now"? I think I can appreciate the world through their eyes a little bit more after reading The Spectacular Now. Sutter is the kind of multi-layered character I love to read about. On the surface he's a warm-hearted, over-the-top drunk, the kind of guy who's popular in high school but will probably never end up achieving his potential because his aspirations don't extend further than locating his next alcohol fix.
Underneath all this he is troubled and sad and lonely, people often think that a drinker's problem is the alcohol, but nine times out of ten it runs far deeper than this.
His dad is nowhere to be seen, his mum and stepdad seem to have forgotten he exists except for when they pause to threaten him with military school, his best friend no longer wants to hang around with him, he's just been dumped The one person in the world who has ever seemed to need him, truly need him, to get her life back in order, to gain confidence and to sort out her future. Can Sutter finally make a difference beyond the small realm of his booze-fuelled spectacular now?
I'm still not sure how I feel about that ending. Do I like the fact that this book doesn't carry the message that we were all hoping for and expecting? Not really. But is this a representation of real life in all its fucked up, messy, sad, sometimes funny glory? I guess in real life not everyone gets saved and perhaps that was what Tim Tharp was trying to say. View all 29 comments. Peep Pop! He is one of the people that I love the most on this planet, and he shares more DNA with me than anyone else.
He has a big heart, fragile and exposed. We once spent hours in our backyard collecting slugs and setting them up in their very own tree stump castle. Once when he was facing a spanking, we schemed and plotted, arming ourselves with sticks for weapons.
We were thick as thieves. But we all deal with the stress and trauma of childhood in different ways; we all have our coping mechanisms.
As we grew up we fumbled our way down different roads, which led us further and further apart. I learned how to live inside my own skin, fired to hardness like pottery. He learned to smother everything under a chemically induced happiness.
I can so easily feel the pain seeping out of the cracks in his bonhomie: He misses his Dad. This book captures so much of the essence of addiction, and the first person narration lets us in on all of the bullshit he feeds himself to cope with the loneliness and self-hatred. I know that the ending seems dark, but I found a bit of hope in this story. Aimee and Sutter are two lost kids, and while there are moments of honesty and beauty in their relationship, they cannot build anything solid when they are both dealing or not dealing with so many internal battles.
View all 26 comments. May 13, K-L rated it it was ok Shelves: The best way to deal with it is to live in the now, pursue all the pleasure and deal with none of the grief. He takes a purely hedonistic, somewhat philosophical world view throughout the book. Tharp gives Sutton a clear, blunt, narrative voice but when it comes to character development, Sutter stays the same person from point A to point B, even with inserting "Life is a big, screwed-up joke with its ups and downs.
Tharp gives Sutton a clear, blunt, narrative voice but when it comes to character development, Sutter stays the same person from point A to point B, even with inserting numerous potential turning points for him. Sutter defines himself as "God's own drunk". He doesn't confront his own problems, despite supposedly 'helping' new love Aimee come out of her shell. He's ultimately a likeable character, but as I read on, he became like a guest who has overstayed his welcome. As for the plot, where did it go?
The plot could easily just have been a set of serial anecdotes. There are too many loose ends, no closure. You're left with too many questions, and no answers--and not in a good way. Maybe that's how Tharp intended for it to go, a story that pantomimes real life for pleasure-seekers.
Real life doesn't have closure; sometimes we end up shelving our problems in the back of our drunk brains as life goes on. I guess that's ultimately the true message of the novel, hopeless as it is. Sutton had a drinking problem, family issues, a skewed view of life, but in the end, he brushes everything aside and lives in the "Spectacular Now". Well-written, funny, but half-hearted in terms of plot and character development.
Instead of a real story, we get a portrait of a hedonistic, broken yet charismatic boy who approaches life with a swagger in his step, a joke in his eyes, and a flask in his hand.
View all 4 comments. Jan 09, Katrina Passick Lumsden rated it it was amazing. Holy crap, this is a good book. A heavy book. This is one of those books that I went into thinking it was going to be a romance with a message, but pretty all-around feel-good. I mean, yeah, there's a message, all right, but this book isn't exactly a fluffy candy feel-good story.
So don't go into it thinking it will be. It's funny and philosophical and introspective and reminiscent. Sutter's voice is so authentically teenager that it's obvious Tim Tharp never completely forgot that pha Holy crap, this is a good book. Sutter's voice is so authentically teenager that it's obvious Tim Tharp never completely forgot that phase in his own life.
Some of us do remember what it was like to be a teenager. How much is sucked at times, but also how amazingly high you could feel even when everything around you was total shit.
It's really hard to encapsulate all the things going through my head after reading a book like this. I just finished it, so while the story and all its intricacies are still fresh, it's also It messes with my ability to put everything in words.
So I suppose I'll let Tharp's words do it for me: There's this sense of being super-alive. You're in on a secret that all the dull, sleeping people don't know about. Unlike them, you're alert and aware of existing right here in this precise moment between what happened and what's going to happen.
I mean, that's what separates us from the animals. That and haircuts. It never does with dreams. They aren't anything anyway but lifesavers to cling to so you don't drown. Life is an ocean, and most everyone's holding on to some kind of dream to keep afloat. Tharp on his realistic, unbiased portrayal of teenagers. His characters have sex, drink, and do drugs, but he never crosses the line into moralizing or overdramatizing. The kids aren't getting so wasted they rape each other or set cars on fire or have dumpster babies, but neither are they preaching about how wrong it is or having serious internal debates about whether or not they should have sex.
Things just are , and that's missing in a lot of literature. I've noticed the "to sex or not to sex" dilemma pops up in a lot of YA fiction written by women, and I think it's a subject that really needs to be treated a little more fairly. People seem to think that sex is the end-all, be-all of teenage stories, when really, being a teenager is about a lot more than hormones. Sometimes, your teenage son or daughter having sex isn't the thing you should be worrying about most.
I couldn't get over Sutter. Kid breaks my heart every time I think of him. So much love to give, so much potential for emotional greatness, an untapped inner prosperity that some of us only dream of having. He's such a cynic at heart, but tries so hard to be optimistic, and then his optimism shines through in such a twisted, almost nihilistic way.
He can't plan for the future because he has no hope, but he can't come to grips with that. He's one of those guys that's in denial all the time. He's not depressed because, hey, what does he have to be depressed about? He's not an alcoholic because, hey, he can quit any time he wants to. He's not in love with anyone because, hey, what is love, anyway?
On the surface he seems really superficial, but as you get to know him, you see the kid's got a heart bigger than most and, sadly, it's been beaten to a bloody pulp and I'm not sure if there's much anyone can do about it.
Like I said, it's heavy. But a really, really good heavy. View all 3 comments. So I've been seeing the movie in stores and I was curious so I picked up the book I must say that it was not the greatest book I've ever read but it wasn't the worst. So I would give this book 3. At times this book just sort of dragged on and on. I get it that it's about high school kids trying to find their way in life but I don't know just something about this book rubbed me the wrong way.
Decent enough I guess. Sutter was alright. I'm surprised he doesn't have liver cancer by how mu So I've been seeing the movie in stores and I was curious so I picked up the book I'm surprised he doesn't have liver cancer by how much that bro drinks. Aimee was probably the one redeeming quality about this book. I don't know definitely won't read this book again May 31, Philip rated it really liked it Shelves: Call me an idiot if you like, but I didn't realize this book existed until a week ago.
I ended up seeing the theatrical adaptation at a free screening when it first came out in not really knowing what I was getting myself into except, of course, a movie theater- for free but the movie affected me and I fell in love with it because it immediately connected to my experience as a young adult without resorting to terminal illnesses or similar plot devices to get me invested int 4.
I ended up seeing the theatrical adaptation at a free screening when it first came out in not really knowing what I was getting myself into except, of course, a movie theater- for free but the movie affected me and I fell in love with it because it immediately connected to my experience as a young adult without resorting to terminal illnesses or similar plot devices to get me invested into the lives of the characters.
It's embarrassing for me to admit that I chalked it up to the screenwriters as being the brilliant masterminds behind the story, when really it's Tim Tharp who gave them the prime material to work with. It wasn't until good ol' Goodreads suggested the book to me that I realized my life had been a lie.
I immediately started reading and was affected all over again in the best way.
It's kind of hard for me to separate the book from the movie after having seen it and my review would probably be a little different if I were able to differentiate them adequately. For example, my perception of Aimee might be a little different if I hadn't already fallen in love with Shailene Woodley's portrayal of her. Without her filling in the gaps, would I find book Aimee and her relationship with Sutter as believable? I don't know, but I think probably not.
Or not as much. And that ending Would I hate it if I didn't supplement it with the ending of the movie? I mean, I like to tell myself that I respect "realist" endings- ones that don't need to end happy and tie up all loose ends.
But deep down I'm a sentimentalist, dang-it! I choose to hold on to hope, just like Aimee, and for that reason, I love this book. There's no way to know anymore View all 10 comments. View all 12 comments. Fans of The Catcher in the Rye.
Recommended to Alyssa by: I happen to know three or four. I loved Sutter, this broken, broken boy. I think Tharp reflected alcoholism realistically and suitably on Sutter, even if sometimes it was hard for me, loving Sutter and all, to handle a 7UP and whiskey nearly every scene.
Sutter starts out a drunk in the beginning of the book, and not many changes happen with him as we go along. Cassidy, after Sutter, would have had to be my favourite character. Not only did Tharp give her a personality - ex-girlfriend's are real people, you know - but he gave her rendition and space to show why Sutter loved her in the first place.
A lot of the time, you'll read about an ex-girlfriend that's a complete bitch, and you wonder how the main character could love that. Cassidy, even if not a huge character, sort of made the book for me, as did Ricky, the multi-dimensional best friend who was exactly perfect and nothing like other best friends who have all the potential but never make anything of it.
Tharp presented the life of teens as well as he did alcoholism. I think he chose a risky subject to write about — taking a look at other reviews, people seem to think he went overboard — but that he did it justice. I wish for you to read this book. Here we go.. It would have been a 5stars book except for Aimee I couldn't figure her out and she was a bit too naive for my taste; all that planning scared me to be honest..
I might need to re-read the last page. Can I also have one more page please? I have tons of quotes that I liked to testify if you won't have my word - The writing - I just picked this book up and couldn't put it down. I didn't want to. It's not like we don't do those things now, but we are more quite about it, less free, more down-to-earth.. I thought it was supposed to be a light, funny read not sure where I got that idea from but at times it felt pretty heavy. And yes, there is swearing and drinking and some talk about sex, I am not sure why people keep warning about hese things in their reviews, where do you live in a bubble so you don't find that in real life?
No, no need to explain, I get that you don't like reading about those things I am getting bothered by other things too that don't seem to bother you one bit I just had it on the tip of my fingers, so I had to let it out. Also I am not sure how you do it the parenting stuff , but when I was young it only took my parents to not let me do some things and..
And even though there are drugs and a lot of drinks and driving while having a drink in this story, there are many other things that make this book worth reading Back to the point: Loved this book, Tim Tharp I am keeping my eyes on you now!
Yes, I got it the first time around, she was fat and beautiful. You are the colors". I'm telling you, I'm getting old: View all 6 comments. Nov 12, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a weird book.
The book itself is pretty straight-forward, the narrator is a high school senior named Sutter who likes to drink and is the life of the party. The party to him though is all of life. He's always the life of the party even though most people probably don't realize the party is happening. He lives by the motto of 'embrace the weird', meaning just go with whatever happens and make the best of it.
Part of his embracing whatever happens is knocking back enough whiskey to make th This is a weird book. Part of his embracing whatever happens is knocking back enough whiskey to make the weird palatable and normal.
What's weird to me is that this is classified as a teen book. I don't want to come across as priggish or a prude or anything like that, but I usually figured teen books should have some kind of 'good' in them.
They should be some kind of mini-little-morality-play. Sutter should realize that his life is going no-where, he should have some moment where he sees that there needs to be more to life than acting like the fun jackass and being drunk all the time. If I substitute the drinking in the book for smoking copious amounts of pot on a daily basis Sutter isn't all that different from quite a few friends and acquaintances of mine in my late high school and college years. Thinking of Sutter as some of my old friends, this song started to play in my head.
The weird innocence of being young and fucked up, something that maybe it's fine to be but which doesn't really last and eventually becomes being a fucked up fuck up. As the book moved on I wanted to see Sutter learn something, and everytime he seemed to learn a lesson he would in no time show the bit of learning he did to be an aberration that was quickly corrected by another reckless action. Even towards the end of the book the progress that the reader sees him make is put into relief by the very last chapter that can be seen as either a stand for youth against the encroachment of early adulthood or as someone who is never really going to learn anything as long as there are people willing to cheer him on for his antics.
Which makes me think that instead of the wistful reminiscences of the Wilco song above Sutter's future is more likely going to be more like this darker Uncle Tupelo song. View all 9 comments. Aug 16, Cari rated it did not like it Shelves: Every time I read a book that is popular I almost always end up hating it.
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