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Disco Biscuits Paperback – June 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; First Softcover Edition edition (June 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340682655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340682654
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,921,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sarah Champion is a freelance journalist specializing in club culture. She edited the bestselling anthologies DISCO BISCUITS and DISCO 2000, published by Sceptre, and compiled the techno and drum-n-bass CDs 'Trance Europe Expess' and 'Breakbeat Science', as well as the 'Disco Biscuits' and 'Disco 2000' double-CD tie-ins. Donall Scannell runs Dublin's Atereophonic and Qudrophonic club nights/ record labels.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Ross HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
Ostensibly compiled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Acid House, this anthology of 19 stories bills itself as "capturing the hedonistic spirit of the last decade." Mixed in with well known (Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner, Alex Garland, Douglas Rushkoff) are some interesting lesser-known writers, although it should be noted that not a single female voice is represented. Nicholas Blincoe's leadoff story, "Ardwick Green" is apt as it chattily recounts the starting of a small club out in the boonies. Welsh's "The State of the Party" feels a bit dashed off and is a bit disappointing. Gavin Hill's "White Burger Danny" is a nice tale emblematic story about a former soccer thug turned mellow by the new acid house scene. A number of the stories are fairly bland in a stream of consciousness imitating acid kind of way which doesn't do much for me. Jonathon Brook's "Sangria" crosses over into the club owner's side of the street where everything revolves around the money to be made off the kids. Jeff Noon's "DJNA" puts an odd sci-fi spin on the whole scene, which kinda works while Dean Cavanaugh's "Mile High Meltdown" tale of DJ's spinning on an airplane is quite funny. Alex Garland's "Blink and You Miss It" is only tangentially related to the theme and is more of a riff on his familiar themes of Westerners adrift in the Third World. All in all, very mixed in quality and tone.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "kortex3" on May 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
Directed by Sarah Champion, this anthology of short stories is dedicated to the ten first years of Techno movement. 19 British writers such as Irvin Welsh, Gavin Hills, Jonathan Brook, Jeff Noon, Alex Garland or Simon Lewis, have been brought together to touch on this movement which deeply touched British society. Sometimes fun, sometimes dramatic, each story is a jewel of modernism.
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