1300 36 33 32

Outrageous parties. Brazen drug use. Fantastical costumes. Celebrities. Wannabes. Gender-bending club kids. Pulse-pounding beats. Sinful orgies. Botched police raids. Depraved criminals. Murder. Welcome to the decadent nineties club scene. In 1995, journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K, a designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. He went to buy and sample the drug at the internationally notorious Limelight, a crumbling church converted into a Manhattan disco, where mesmerizing music, ecstatic dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted long lines of hopeful onlookers. Owen discovered a world where reckless hedonism was elevated to an art form, and where the ever-accelerating party finally spun out of control in the hands of notorious club owner Peter Gatien and his minions. In" Clubland," Owen reveals how a lethal drug ring operated in a lawless, black-lit realm of fantasy, and how, when the lights came up, their excesses left countless victims in their wake. Praised for his risk-taking and exhilarating writing style, Frank Owen has spawned a hybrid of literary nonfiction and true crime, capturing the zeitgeist of a world that emerged in the spirit of "peace, love, unity and respect," and ended in tragedy.

Buy Clubland book by Frank Owen from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780767917353
ISBN-10: 0767917359
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
Publisher: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Clubland book by Frank Owen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Frank Owen

South by Frank Owen

South

Paperback, March 2017
$14.58
Beastie Boys Book Deluxe by Frank Owen

Beastie Boys Book Deluxe

Hardback, August 2014
$44.99
No Speed Limit by Frank Owen

No Speed Limit

Paperback, September 2005
$33.09