In the Rooms by Tom Shone

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Part Nick Hornby, part Jay McInerney, with a dash of vermouth, In the Rooms is a warm, sharply observed comedy about sex, lies, drinking, and second chances

London literary agent Patrick Miller comes to New York dreaming of joining the big league, only to find himself selling celebrity dog books. But when he spots legendary novelist Douglas Kelsey on the street and follows him into an AA meeting, a world of opportunity beckons. Who knew that sobriety offered such networking possibilities? Or that the women would be so attractive? Soon he’s a regular attendee at AA meetings, but there’s only one problem—he’s not an alcoholic.
 

About Tom Shone

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TOM SHONE is a former film critic for the Sunday Times. He has written for Talk magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the London Telegraph. He lives in New York City.
 
Published April 12, 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books. 353 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Our mere presence canceled out the point of the place.” Miller plots a Hornby-esque second chance when he spots Douglas Kelsey, a legendary two-fisted novelist whose seminal novel made him a man of American letters before he flamed out over a war of words with his publisher.

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Shone — a former film critic for The Sunday Times of London who has also written for The New Yorker and Slate, among other publications — presumably knows this perspective, as an Englishman living in New York himself.

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In the Rooms by Tom Shone Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Shone's much-hyped debut about literary shenanigans in New York is diverti...

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The Bookbag

Summary: This novel centres around a rather hapless Brit abroad, New York to be precise.

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Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Product Description Part Nick Hornby, part Jay McInerney, with a dash of vermouth, In the Rooms is a warm, sharply observed comedy about sex, lies, drinking, and second ...

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