Praise. Like a line of coke begs for another bump (or so we’ve been told), Clubland is a compulsive page-turner.” —Miami Herald “Clubland. Buy Clubland Confidential New edition by Frank Owen (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture From the Publisher In , journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K.

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It’s quite a visceral look at the underside of what we outsiders may see as just fun and games for adults. The mayor thought club culture promoted antisocial behaviour. Dec 02, Jernelly rated it liked it.

Clubland Confidential

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Having visited the three clubs in the book myself, Kwen observed some of what was written about but never knew the real story behind the scenes.

In the… More about Frank Owen. Mob wife Drita D’avanzo’s husband Lee, who ran in similar circles as Paciello, is mentioned in the book. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

The best journalism, at least that I’ve read, appears to come from the desire to exorcise something, to finally put it to rest- a lot of the time I questioned why certain sections were important and judged myself for my own prurient desire to savour salacious details, but in the end vrank as I noticed de Botton tweeting recently, of all things: So this should have been a blockbuster book for me–drugs!


Clubland Confidential is populated by goons, finks, wasters, sociopaths, junkies, flakes and rats, constantly switching allegiances and double-crossing each other.

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It would be well worth your time to read both. Vlubland Steward rated it really liked it Jan 31, Review Like a line of coke begs for another bump or so we’ve been toldClubland is a compulsive page-turner. He trained as a radio journalist at the BBC. Trish Doucette rated it liked it Jul 31, Sounds interesting, but it’s not.

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Want to Read saving…. But during years of on-the-scene investigation, Owen finds things far more troubling than Ecstasy overdoses and backroom brawls.

And we’re still anxiously awaiting his memoirs to be penned which he has been doing for nearly 2 decades. Stay in Touch Sign up. This is a true crime book. Someday I hope to see it. It’s a sad commentary about people who do vrank but create havoc and take up space on the planet.

cluubland Thanks for telling us about the problem. Engrossing read from start to finish by a former journalist for the Village Voice. All four were key figures in the nightclub scene, and each in their own unique way, deeply involved with the more criminal aspects that would eventually destroy the utopian club kids ideals. These two men together each brought their own styles to Gatien’s venue making it the most popular and sought after club in Manhattan.


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Clubland Confidential by Frank Owen

Not so much about drugs as it is about the thugs who sell them. Don’t expect a personal account all the way through. Clubland is the story of Owen’s six year journey behind the velvet ropes, into the cavernous clubs where any transformation was possible, every extreme permissible–even murder.

Injournalist Frank Owen began researching a story on Special K, a designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. Alig’s drug-addled story is the most grotesque and chilling: Details the birth, decline and aftermath of Club Culture and its key players. Showing of 51 reviews.