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February 15, 2011 1:39 PM   Subscribe

ISO works of fiction about disco/techno/dance music!

I want to read some interesting novels/stories that are about (or at least have decent portions devoted to) disco, techno, house music, clubbing, and/or DJ culture. There's great non-fiction writing about this stuff. What about good fiction?
posted by taramosalata to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Jeff Noon - Needle in the Groove
China MiƩville - King Rat
posted by mikeh at 1:42 PM on February 15, 2011

It's a film (but still a work of fiction): "It's All Gone Pete Tong".
posted by dunkadunc at 2:12 PM on February 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Douglas Rushkoff's Ecstasy Club isn't his best book, but it's a nice slice of life from rave culture around the turn of the 21st century.

it's non fiction but Last Night a DJ Saved My Live has some neat stories about club culture in the 90s. It does appear that there's a novel as well, but this appears to be some variant on the 'shopping-and-fucking' genre of girl fiction.
posted by bl1nk at 2:21 PM on February 15, 2011

Best answer: Party Monster
Generation Ecstasy

I'm guessing you've already read those since you mentioned great non-fiction, but I'm really just dropping them in here for reference.
posted by empath at 2:44 PM on February 15, 2011

Best answer: Irvine Welsh has a bunch. Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance is your best bet (especially the final novella).
posted by Kattullus at 2:44 PM on February 15, 2011

Response by poster: You guys are awesome. A few of these sound familiar but I'd never have been able to come up with them without asking. Please keep 'em coming!
posted by taramosalata at 3:25 PM on February 15, 2011

Phonogram the Singles Club - a graphic novel about clubbing
posted by Prince_of_Cups at 4:45 PM on February 15, 2011

Blue Bloods by by Melissa de la Cruz (IIRC) has some decent plot development in and around clubs. (But that's not at all what the book is about, so I don't know if that's what you're interested in or not.)
posted by Margalo Epps at 7:42 PM on February 15, 2011

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