Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

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Huntington Press, 2009 - Social Science - 281 pages
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Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas chronicles O'Brien's adventures in subterranean Las Vegas. He follows the footsteps of a psycho killer. He braces against a raging flood. He parties with naked crackheads. He learns how to make meth, that art is most beautiful where it's least expected, that in many ways, he prefers underground Las Vegas to aboveground Las Vegas, and that there are no pots of gold under the neon rainbow

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Review: Beneath the Neon: Life & Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

User Review  - RiskingTime - Goodreads

I was a little disappointed with this book. I have read some of the author's other material on Las Vegas including CityLife articles and his Blue Angel collection. I was expecting a more philosophical ... Read full review

Review: Beneath the Neon: Life & Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

User Review  - Judah - Goodreads

Interesting on some levels, but not enough so to merit finishing it at this point. While new folk are introduced at rapid pace, you never quite get a feel for who they are... what you do get is ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Matthew O’Brien is an author and journalist who’s lived in Las Vegas since 1997. His first book, Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas, chronicles his adventures in the city’s underground flood channels, which he explored for more than four years with a flashlight, tape recorder, and expandable baton for protection. His second book, My Week at the Blue Angel: And Other Stories from the Storm Drains, Strip Clubs, and Trailer Parks of Las Vegas, is a creative-nonfiction collection set in off-the-beaten-path Vegas. He’s the founder of Shine a Light, a community project that provides housing, drug counseling, and other services to the people living in the drains.

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