Ostensibly compiled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Acid House, this anthology of 19 stories bills itself as "capturing the hedonistic spirit of the last decade." Mixed in with well known (Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner, Alex Garland, Douglas Rushkoff) are some interesting lesser-known writers, although it should be noted that not a single female voice is represented. Nicholas Blincoe's leadoff story, "Ardwick Green" is apt as it chattily recounts the starting of a small club out in the boonies. Welsh's "The State of the Party" feels a bit dashed off and is a bit disappointing. Gavin Hill's "White Burger Danny" is a nice tale emblematic story about a former soccer thug turned mellow by the new acid house scene. A number of the stories are fairly bland in a stream of consciousness imitating acid kind of way which doesn't do much for me. Jonathon Brook's "Sangria" crosses over into the club owner's side of the street where everything revolves around the money to be made off the kids. Jeff Noon's "DJNA" puts an odd sci-fi spin on the whole scene, which kinda works while Dean Cavanaugh's "Mile High Meltdown" tale of DJ's spinning on an airplane is quite funny. Alex Garland's "Blink and You Miss It" is only tangentially related to the theme and is more of a riff on his familiar themes of Westerners adrift in the Third World. All in all, very mixed in quality and tone.