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by Kem Nunn

eBook Tapping the Source download ISBN: 156025808X
Author: Kem Nunn
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press; 3rd edition (December 30, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1605 kb
Fb2: 1359 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Kem Nunn’s surf noir classic is a thrilling plunge into the seedy underbelly of a Southern California beach town-the inspiration for the film Point Break

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Kem Nunn’s surf noir classic is a thrilling plunge into the seedy underbelly of a Southern California beach town-the inspiration for the film Point Break.

Tapping the Source book. After a leisurely start, in which author Kem Nunn introduces Ike - and us newbies who are reading Tapping the Source - to the world of surfing, the novel, a National Book Award finalist, turns into a gripping page-turner with more twists and turns than the Pacific Coast highway. To reveal more would be to ruin this five-star book.

Tapping the Source" is Kem Nunn's first novel, and it won critical acclaim. Ike Parker is growing up in a small town in the California desert, with no parents and only an older sister as friend and confidante. When she leaves, to follow sun and surf, Ike stumbles around for a long time until a stranger comes to town and tells Ike his sister had gone to Mexico with some bad dudes and never came back.

He passed through the streets of downtown Huntington Beach, his board under his arm, walking to meet the dawn patrol, to surf with them for the first time.

He passed through the streets of downtown Huntington Beach, his board under his arm, walking to meet the dawn patrol, to surf with them for the first time he beginnings of a sunrise spread into the sky. Thin strips of blue fused with yellow. Hard lines of color against the gray

Tapping the Source" is Kem Nunn's first novel, and it won critical acclaim.

Nick Adams did for fishing, Kem Nunn does for surfing.

In that place of gilded surfers and sun-bleached blondes, Ike looked into the shadows and found parties that drifted towards pointless violence, joyless violations and highs you might never come down fro. nd a sea of old hatreds and dreams gone bad 'Perhaps the ultimate beach read' - Pif Magazine 'What Hemingway's Nick Adams did for fishing, Kem Nunn does for surfing.

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People go to Huntington Beach in search of the endless parties, the ultimate highs and the perfect waves. Ike Tucker has come to look for his missing sister and for the three men who may have murdered her. In that place of gilded surfers and sun-bleached blondes, Ike's search takes him on a journey through a twisted world of crazed Vietnam vets, sadistic surfers, drug dealers, and mysterious seducers. Ike looks into the shadows and finds parties that drift towards pointless violence, joyless vacations and highs you might never come down from ... and a sea of old hatreds and dreams gone bad. And if he's not careful, his is a journey from which he will never return.
Comments: (7)
Rias
The only reason I read this book is because of an old Jane's Addiction video called Soul Kiss where the bass player is sitting on the toilet and says he's reading "Tapping The Source" so I thought - hell why not. It is such a good book. Great story about a normal California kid, low self esteem, deciding to change up his life and move away from his home inland. He makes his way by bus to Huntington Beach and meets the craziest people - some good, some bad. And on top of a great story there's an awesome description of what it's like to surf. From just starting out, getting bashed by the locals to becoming a local and surfing near the pier at night. His adventures are a blast to follow and this book is good from start to finish! Yeah I usually judge a book by it's cover, but I'm glad I didn't with this one. The cover is a horrible design, but the book is worth every second. Read it!
Ochach
Skinny sad sack Ike Tucker, not yet 19 years old, takes the Greyhound bus nearly eight hours to Huntington Beach, Calif., to search for his wild runaway sister Ellen, who ran away a year ago. All he has is a crumpled piece of paper with three names and a garbled account of a trip his sister took with those three men to Mexico. Thus, a young man who has lived nowhere but a tiny desert town discovers inner strength and a working knowledge of the ways of the world — including the underworld and the shadowy world of bikers, runaways, and surfer punks.

Not knowing anyone in Huntington Beach when he arrives, Ike nonetheless manages to gradually piece together clues to Ellen’s fate. In the meantime, Ike tries to determine who he can trust — and who he cannot. After a leisurely start, in which author Kem Nunn introduces Ike — and us newbies who are reading "Tapping the Source" — to the world of surfing, the novel, a National Book Award finalist, turns into a gripping page-turner with more twists and turns than the Pacific Coast highway. To reveal more would be to ruin this five-star book. However, be sure to ride this wave
Arlana
"Tapping the Source" is Kem Nunn's first novel, and it won critical acclaim. Ike Parker is growing up in a small town in the California desert, with no parents and only an older sister as friend and confidante. When she leaves, to follow sun and surf, Ike stumbles around for a long time until a stranger comes to town and tells Ike his sister had gone to Mexico with some bad dudes and never came back. He has some names, and a location: Huntington Beach pier.

Ike is only sixteen, and he's not sure what he can do, but he has to do something. Thus begins the story of Ike's excursion into the culture of sun, surf and sin. Sounds simple, but it's not. Nunn understands surfing in a way that few writers do, but he also understands the weirdness surrounding it. He gets the reader so far inside the main character that you easily feel every thrill, disappointment, confusion or fear that Ike feels. It's all beautiful at the start, but as Ike tries to find out what has become of his sister, he is gradually drawn into a seamy underside of the surf culture, where older, has-been surfers prey on young girls.

The main characters are strong; the supporting cast well drawn. The mystery behind Ike's sister's disappearance is complex and unfolds slowly. Maybe she's holed up somewhere and needs his help; maybe she's beyond help, but who, how? There are some twists and surprises as the novel concludes. Some may seem contrived to a reader in 2013, but considering it was written in the 80's, it makes total sense.

Nunn continued to provide insight into the surf culture, but not in a sunny, Beach Boys kind of way. In each of his novels, there's a darkness looming just as heavy and sure as the crest of a wave behind your shoulder. In "Dogs of Winter" (2004), he explores the peculiar mystique of big wave riders. Now that we've all seen news video of a surfer on the face of a hundred-foot wave, what is mystifying and plain crazy to most people makes total sense to Nunn's readers.

Even if you never surfed, but wanted to, Kem Nunn can help you drop in off the crest, take the long ride down the face, waiting, waiting, then turning sharply and shooting inside the curl and rolling over the shoulder of big waves. But there's a price - a lot of psychological drama goes on before you get there.

Nunn became more of a TV writer, penning episodes for "Deadwood"; and other dramas. But his readers are hoping for a new novel.
Hanad
One of the blurb's for Tapping the Source proclaims that it is the 'all time great surfing novel.' I have to agree.

The plot feels like something straight out of Chandler, or if you want a more modern take, something like James Crumley's The Last Good Kiss. We follow a young teenager in search of his missing sister back in the 1980's. His travels take him to Huntington Beach, CA. This HB is a very different one than the one that exists today. It has a substantial criminal element and a huge surfer subculture which dominates the town. The longer our protagonist, Ike, stays, the more he gets immeshed deeply in the underworld. And the more he begins to change.

The passages about surfing are excellent. The characters around Ike are very well drawn and watching them become more fully fleshed out is a real treat. In the last third of the novel, Nunn takes us into mysticism to help resolve a murder. The ending has some surprise and quite a bot of satisfaction to it.

Nunn has a prose style which is very efficient. It's not as terse as Hemingway, but it still has that lean, economic style.

Recommended highly.