Sideways by Rex Pickett
A Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews



Sideways is the story of two friends-Miles and Jack-going away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single: pinot, putting, and prowling bars. In the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country. For Jack, the tasting tour is Seven Days to D-Day, his final stretch of freedom. For Miles--who has divorced his wife, is facing an uncertain career and has lost his passion for living-the trip is a weeklong opportunity to evaluate his past, his future and himself.

A raucous and surprising novel filled with wonderful details about wine, Sideways is also a thought-provoking and funny book about men, women, and human relationships.


About Rex Pickett

See more books from this Author
Rex Pickett lives in Los Angeles, CA. This is his first novel.
Published April 1, 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin. 365 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Business & Economics. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Sideways

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The week over, Jack heads to the altar with a broken nose and rib, while Miles decides to take Jack’s advice and make a date with the woman he met in wine country.

| Read Full Review of Sideways: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Two old friends set out for a weeklong romp through Santa Ynez, Calif., wine country that comically strains their friendship in Pickett's lively debut. Smart, hapless narrator Miles is divorced

May 17 2004 | Read Full Review of Sideways: A Novel

The New York Times

See more reviews from this publication

The specter of a disappointed life hangs over Alexander Payne's new film "Sideways," casting shadows so deep and so dark it's a wonder that the story's nearly broken hero hasn't drowned in them.

Oct 16 2004 | Read Full Review of Sideways: A Novel

Splash Magazine

Photo by Agnes Magyari Jack, in the meantime, meets the fiery Terra, played by Cloe Kromwell, with whom he immediately becomes smitten and soon the foursome begin to double date, which includes dinner with heavy drinking of the finest wines culminating in numerous steamy sexual encounters betwe...

| Read Full Review of Sideways: A Novel

Reader Rating for Sideways

An aggregated and normalized score based on 227 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review