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  • Author:
    Tavia Gilbert,David Drummond,David Goodwillie
  • ISBN:
    140016754X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1400167548
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    Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (June 7, 2010)
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    Thrillers & Suspense
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David Goodwillie is the author of the novel American Subversive, a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, and the acclaimed memoir Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.

David Goodwillie is the author of the novel American Subversive, a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, and the acclaimed memoir Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. He has also played professional baseball, worked as a private investigator, and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lives in New York City.

American Subversive book. As the twenty-first century enters its second decade, foreign. In examining the connection between our collective apathy and the roots of insurrection, Goodwillie has crafted an intoxicating story of two young Americans grasping for a foothold in a culture-and a country-that's crumbling around them. With this debut novel, Goodwillie announces himself as a major new voice in American fiction.

David Goodwillie is the author of the acclaimed novel AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE and the memoir SEEMED .

David Goodwillie is the author of the acclaimed novel AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE and the memoir SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME. With its bloggers, female terrorists, and downtown hipsters, David Goodwillie’s debut novel, American Subversive, seems ripped from the headlines, but Claire Howorth praises a rare novel that gets the moment even as we’re living it. David Goodwillie.

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In examining the connection between our collective apathy and the roots of insurrection, Goodwillie has crafted an intoxicating story of two young Americans grasping for a foothold in a culture and a country that's crumbling around them.

Written by David Goodwillie, Audiobook narrated by Tavia Gilbert, David Drummond. As the 21st century enters its second decade, foreign wars, the lingering recession, and a caustic political environment are taking their toll on Americans. But the party hasn't ended for Aidan Cole and his friends, a band of savvy, if cynical, New York journalists and bloggers who thrive at the intersection of media and celebrity.

ISBN: 1439157057; As the twenty-first century enters its second decade, foreign wars, the lingering recession and a caustic political environment are taking their toll on Americans. But the party hasn't ended for Aidan Cole and his friends, a band of savvy - if cynical - New York journalists and bloggers who thrive at the intersection of media and celebrity. At wine-sodden dinner parties or in dimly lit downtown bars, their frenetic talk - of scoops and page views, sexual adventures and trendy restaurants - continues unabated

Aidan Cole and his friends are a band of savvy-if cynical-New York journalists and bloggers, thriving at the intersection of media and celebrity.

Aidan Cole and his friends are a band of savvy-if cynical-New York journalists and bloggers, thriving at the intersection of media and celebrity. Aidan Cole and his friends are a band of savvy-if cynical-New York journalists and bloggers, thriving at the intersection of media and celebrity. They meet at loft parties and dive bars, talking of scoops and page views, sexual adventures and new restaurants.

David Goodwillie mashes politics, comedy, thriller and romance into one ambitious novel about gossip blogger Aidan Cole pursuing a romance with the beautiful Paige Roderick, an American terrorist bomber driven by he. .

David Goodwillie mashes politics, comedy, thriller and romance into one ambitious novel about gossip blogger Aidan Cole pursuing a romance with the beautiful Paige Roderick, an American terrorist bomber driven by her brother's death in Iraq. American Subversive': A Terrorist Love Story.

American Subversive is a novel by David Goodwillie published in 2010. American Subversive tells the tale of Aidan Cole, a New York-based failed journalism student turned Manhattan gossip blogger and Paige Roderick, a "home-grown" eco-terrorist turned radical by the Iraq War death of her beloved brother.

As the twenty-first century enters its second decade, foreign wars, the lingering recession, and a caustic political environment are taking their toll on Americans. But the party hasn't ended for Aidan Cole and his friends, a band of savvy, if cynical, New York journalists and bloggers who thrive at the intersection of media and celebrity. At wine-sodden dinner parties or in dimly lit downtown bars, their frenetic talk-of scoops and page views, sexual adventures, and trendy restaurants-continues unabated. Then, without warning, the specter of terrorism reenters their lives. A bomb rips through the deserted floor of a midtown office tower. Middle Eastern terrorists are immediately suspected. But four days later, with no arrests and a city on edge, an anonymous e-mail arrives in Aidan's in-box. Attached is the photograph of an attractive, young white woman, along with a chilling message: "This is Paige Roderick. She's the one responsible."So begins an extraordinary journey into the dark soul of modern America-from a back-to-the-land community in the Smoky Mountains to a Weather Underground-like bomb factory in Vermont; from Fishers Island, isolated getaway of the wealthy elite, to the hip lofts of Manhattan's Meatpacking District. American Subversive is David Goodwillie's sharp and penetrating take on the paranoia of our times-and its real, untold dangers. In examining the connection between our collective apathy and the roots of insurrection, Goodwillie has crafted an intoxicating story of two young Americans grasping for a foothold in a culture-and a country-that's crumbling around them.With this debut novel, Goodwillie announces himself as a major new voice in American fiction. Expertly written, relentlessly suspenseful, and bitingly funny, American Subversive is both an unnervingly realistic tale of domestic terrorism and a perfectly observed portrait of Manhattan in the digital age.

Celak
I picked this up on the strength of the author's memoir of young adulthood in New York City. Like a painting can do more justice to a place than a photo, his use of a novel format brings the city and its people more to life than the previous book. I was taken with the skill in which the story was presented, and quality of the writing. Some reader tags suggested on Amazon were "thriller" or "crime fiction". These are true in a certain sense, but do not to me do justice to the fullness of the work. I was a little skeptical of the premise initially, but was quickly taken in. Overall, a very good story told with great skill.
Flower
The novel is told from the two perspectives of Aidan Cole and Paige Roderick. Aidan is a journalist school drop-out who is working as a blogger and Paige is a beautiful girl from North Carolina who lost her brother to the war in Iraq. They come together in a most unusual way. At the opening of the story Aidan is dating a "relationship columnist" for the New York Times who uses their relationship as material for her column. Also at the beginning of the story is a bombing at Barney's and everyone is trying to figure out who is responsible when Aidan receives an e-mail with a picture of girl and the e-mail states that the girl is Paige Roderick and she is the one responsible. Aidan does not know what to do with the information. Aidan becomes obsessed with Paige and soon tracks her down even though she is on the run and in hiding. Meanwhile Paige has become disenchanted with the radical group she is part of so she runs off with Aidan.

Aidan basically gives up his life for Paige to keep her safe. They are each writing their versions of what happened from safe houses they are currently living in. It details their love story which happens while they are on the run from the law and the radical group Paige left. The love story is sort of iffy but the novel overall is good and at times quite humorous. It's definitely telling of 21st century America.
Fearlessdweller
Nice try, but weak execution: I was bored to tears with the back stories, political lectures and a pretty lame 'mystery'. Didn't work for me
Uanabimo
Best book I've read this year.
After a terrorist bombing at Barneys, Aidan Cole, a NYC based blogger, who works for a thinly-veiled Nick Denton of Gawker media fame, receives an anonymous email with a photo of a beatiful girl, claiming that the girl, Paige Roderick, is responsible for the attack.
A page-turning, thoughtful, careful study on what patriotism means in post-9/11 America, this is the book I've been waiting for for a long time.
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In 2010, a homegrown terrorist cell of young white Americans, frustrated by capitalistic corruption, resort to bombings of large corporations in NYC. Told in the first person by the two very unsympathetic protagonists. The story starts boringly & ends as a suspense thriller with an implausible ending.
Zetadda
Well paced, engaging and current.
Naril
I just finished American Subversive and I totally enjoyed it. I was hooked from page one and it kept my full attention the whole time. The characters are great and I surprised myself by feeling sympathetic toward people who I thought would be shallow or evil.
A very interesting premise, going inside the minds of American terrorists who justify their actions by claiming it's the way to a better world, made me read this book. Sadly, a novel doesn't only depend on a premise to be good. The story is full of coincidences, implausible actions and completely flat characters. The story of the blogger, the "hero" of the novel, if you will, Aidan Cole, is boring, predictable and superficial. But where the novel really went wrong was the moment the woman terrorist, Paige Roderick, a beautiful, irresistible goddess, mind you, is tracked down by Mr. Cole who discovers where she's hiding. The lead terrorist, a sinister, take no prisoners type, decides, against all logic, to send Paige ALONE to find out what Cole has in mind. Really? I mean really? The ending is so conventional and predictable that I almost smashed my Kindle against the wall. Two stars, because the first few chapters aren't that bad.