Our Noise: A Novel

Our Noise: A Novel

Jeff Gomez / Aug 13, 2020
Our Noise A Novel Craig is armed with a college degree that has so far brought him nothing certain that something better is just around the corner but unable to encounter it He s been cohabiting with Ashley since coll
  • Title: Our Noise: A Novel
  • Author: Jeff Gomez
  • ISBN: 9780684800998
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Craig is armed with a college degree that has so far brought him nothing, certain that something better is just around the corner but unable to encounter it He s been cohabiting with Ashley since college, and is caught in the dilemma of whether to break up with her or give in to marriage Meanwhile, Ashley s efforts to earn a graduate degree seem futile considering that hCraig is armed with a college degree that has so far brought him nothing, certain that something better is just around the corner but unable to encounter it He s been cohabiting with Ashley since college, and is caught in the dilemma of whether to break up with her or give in to marriage Meanwhile, Ashley s efforts to earn a graduate degree seem futile considering that her diploma has taken up residence under the sofa cushions Stuck in dead end jobs weary of commercial, corporate, and parental influences searching for their own identities Ashley, Craig, and the other characters of our noise find refuge in the brash world of indie rock, thrift stores, coffee houses, zines, and cheap beers There are Eileen, who ends up in Kitty, Virginia, by accident and forgets to leave, and the members of Bottlecap, Kitty s hometown band, trying to decide whether to sell out and go to the West Coast or continue in the life of a small band Chipp and Randy start a zine as a way to get their blood flowing for the first time even as Dave, the struggling founder of Violent Revolution Records, works as a waiter to fund his record label Funny, realistic, perverse, our noise captures the lives, loves, and record collections of a thrift store clothed group of twentysomethings trying to make their way in a real world that is nothing like what they expected.
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    474 Comments

    1. I bought this book on my 18th birthday in the airport on my way to Paris, which sounds terribly romantic and I suppose it would have been even so if I hadn t been buying something to read so that I didn t have to talk to my idiot of a boyfriend who had somehow attached himself to me like a barnacle Eh, I was 18 What did I know Anyway, this is a book I keep coming back to and anyone who is of a certain age and of a certain level of musical geekery should read this, because it s amazing and tende [...]


    2. in una ipotetica gara su chi cita il maggior numero di icone alternative anni 90 ru potrebbe vincere senza problemi si parla di fugazi e sub pop, c un concerto dei superchunk, c una fanzine con in copertina gin e una libreria in cui si comprano pynchon e vonnegut, si cercano cd degli unrest e si va in un cinema che da weekend di godard mentre altri riflettono sull importanza di braekfast club nella loro vita ok, se jeff gomez voleva stupirci col maggior numero di riferimenti underground in un li [...]


    3. I can see why some may have reviewed this badly It s kind of a niche book Unless you get the band references on every page I ve listened to a lot of them here , zines and other pop culture references, reading this might be a little bit tedious But I m probably one of the ideal readers for this book I love zines but haven t been reading too many lately probably to catch up on my books This book may have been relevant to me a couple years ago I hate when I know books shouldn t be sitting on my sh [...]


    4. Not sure why, but this mildly engrossing story of alternative types in Kitty, Virginia, a small, slightly hip town complete with indie record stores and a happening caf , sat unread on my bookshelf for years Reading it now, almost twenty years after its first publication, Our Noise now functions as a period piece, a look into a time when two characters who create a zine need to cheat Kinko s to print their product, and a guy who starts a small record label struggles with physical inventory and m [...]


    5. i re read this recently and decided it just seems like a nice friend to talk about music to but then i realized i also skipped whole pages because i didn t want to read every description of someones thumbnail other words the descriptions can get that annoying.


    6. page 58 Kafka once said, Employees always know than their employers Craig and his friends pretty much agree, but they re not sure who Kafka is.


    7. The start of this book has too many pop culture references in my opinion This does fade after a while Even though it s hard to find an obvious story direction, I didn t find this book boring.



    8. Jeff Gomez is a good writer However none of the characters did anything that made me care about them The characters started and ended without changing during the story.


    9. I actually went to college in a Southern college town in the 90s and played alternative rock music there This pretty much sums it all up I knew the people in the book.





    10. Poorly written, with really awkward and gratuitous references to indie rock Which made it hard to read, and hard to not read.



    11. I ll never read this book again Not because I didn t like it, it s just I lost my copy and I don t feel like getting another copy Much like the characters in this very book, I gots bills to pay.


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