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Being Flynn

Movie Release Date: March 2nd, 2012
Directed By: Paul Weitz
Starring: Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore
Movie plot:

Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: September 2004
Originally Published as: Another Bullshit Night In Suck City
Written By: Nick Flynn
Book Description:

Nick Flynn met his father for the third time when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he”d received letters from this stranger, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Nick, his own life precariously unsettled, was living alternately in a ramshackle boat and in a warehouse that was once a strip joint. In bold, dazzling prose, “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” (a phrase Flynn senior uses to describe his life on the streets) tells the story of two lives and the trajectory that led Nick and his father into that homeless shelter, onto those streets, and finally to each other. – From ‘Norton’ book jacket

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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Books - 2004, Movies - 2012

 

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Limitless

Movie Release Date: March 18th, 2011
Directed By: Neil Burger
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish
Movie plot:

A writer discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities. – imdb.com

Book Release Date: 2001
Originally Published as: The Dark Fields
Written By: Alan Glynn
Book Description:

Imagine a drug that makes your brain function in a fantastically efficient way, tapping in to your fundamental resources of intelligence and drive. Imagine a drug that could make you read and remember entire books in a matter of hours, or learn a foreign language in a day. Imagine a drug that could make you process information so fast you can see the patterns on the stock market. Eddie Spinola is on such a drug. It’s a pill called MDT-48. It’s a Viagra for the brain, a designer drug that’s redesigning his life. Eddie’s not the only one doing MDT, but with his dealer shot dead and Eddie escaping with a large stash, he’s the only one with a supply. And while the drug is helping Eddie make the sort of money he’s only dreamed about, he’s also beginning to suffer its side-effects… – From ‘Little, Brown and Company’ book jacket

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Posted by on April 4, 2011 in Books - 2001, Movies - 2011

 

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