To begin with, the man in the cubicle next to Paul dies on the job while working overtime. The ending of the book was to over the top with the exception of maybe the last paragraph which actually made me chuckle. If no, then have the characters jump in the sack and end the chapter. The narrator was good, just not a very good plot. The very end rewarded the time spent to finish the book, and I can't help but feel that maybe this would have been a better movie than a novel.
Paul sighed ostentatiously and lifted his eyebrows at the traffic light, just barely visible above the tall rear end of the Pathfinder ahead of him. His greatest sin, as he admits to Callie, is that he drowned his ex-wife's cat Charlotte. I would have liked a little more of the office satire and less of the scary tale, but it was definitely a page turner. If the author intended for Paul to redeem himself, he didn't succeed. Don't get me wrong I like the book. A funny book, but nothing I would go out of my way to recommend. It purports to be a brilliant satire of office and academic life, but I found it wanting in both brilliance and satire.
And I have a passing thought that it was hilarious. I have experienced the last of these, and to be honest, they are utterly soul-sucking creatures. James Hynes is the author of three New York Times Notable Books of the Year. The way it's described makes it seem like it is more entertaining than it is, in my opinion, and it just feels like one description of a stereotypical character after the next. I think I only laughed out loud once. The electric blues and greens of these enormous automobiles reflected the dazzling morning glare through Paul's cracked and dirty windshield; they radiated shimmering heat through his open window. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc.
The ending went pretty far into strangeland, but it was still a fantastic read, one of my favorites in recent years. Could this bum be judging him? May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. That I cheated on my wife? The story is a sometimes-adolescent, sometimes-hilarious explanation of office culture for those of us who maybe don't exactly fit in there. His first novel, The Wild Colonial Boy, deals with terrorism in. But I do remember it. Unlike most panhandlers, he didn't carry a hand-lettered sign on a piece of cardboard, telegraphing some tale of woe; even more strange, he wore a white, short-sleeved dress shirt and a tie instead of the usual sun-bleached denims and filthy t-shirt. I'm going to give this another chapter or two.
Three subsequent girlfriends left him. I may try again in the future, but. The driver of the Ram Truck behind him honked her horn just then, startling Paul, and he glanced in the rearview mirror, then ahead through the windshield glare at the traffic light. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. But at the same time I wasn't pleased with the less than happy ending after all the crazy stuff that went down.
Honestly, having come off of my Christopher Moore high, I was really looking for a novel to fill that void: something smart and sarcastic and funny. He's fallen from a top-notch university teaching job, to a textbook publisher, to, eventually, working as a temp writer for the Texas Department of General Services. If he were to be honest with himself, Paul Trilby would have to admit that he's having a bad life. With a defeated sigh, ex-college professor Paul Trilby faces the downward spiral that is his existence. James Hynes is the author of three New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Both creepy and funny, along with downright weird.
By the author of The Lecturer's Tale and Publish and Perish. Paul Trilby is having a bad day. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. An odd story but an interesting read Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? The way it's described makes it seem like it is more entertaining than it is, in my opinion, and it just feels like one description of a stereotypical character after the next. He has sunken through the ranks of academia by cheating on various women and is forced to start over as a temp typist in a government office where he dates the uneducated, Oklahoman mail-girl who certainly - of course certainly - makes up for what she lacks in intellectual prowess with various forms of physical prowess. Amusing, fairly absorbing, with a nice creepy atmosphere that's building slowly.
Then he remembered the homeless guy so close to his car, and he hit the brake again. His fourteen-year-old Dodge Colt rattled in place in the middle of the Travis Street Bridge, hemmed in on all sides by bulbous, purring pickup trucks and gleaming sport utility vehicles with fat, black tires. The story descends into science fiction, which only bothered me a little until the end. Somehow it worked for me and I'm sure I will be thinking of scenes from the book in future meetings at work. Most of it is so well written that it is a shame that the ending sucks so badly. A decent book, but not my cup of te I'm going to give this another chapter or two.
Don't miss the opportunity to listen to the full audiobook Kings of Infinite Space :A Novel, free at our library. Would you be willing to try another book from James Hynes? Adam Grupper does a masterful job of portraying the characters with their many and varied accents. It read, in blue sans serif and large, block hand lettering: Hello! Kings of Infinite Space is Wells updated for the 21st century. Perhaps it's an entry into a sub-subgenre: Lone Star lad lit. And anyway, it wasn't his job to offer marketing advice to the homeless. A technical writer, in Texas, whose work life is hell? A racket like someone violently battering a cookie sheet came from the undercarriage of his unevenly idling car and was reflected back at him by the enormous, neon blue Trooper to his left.
For it is not until he begins a tentative romance with the office's sassy mail girl that he begins to notice things are truly wrong. I had never heard of either this author or the narrator. . His fourteen-year-o I'm horrible, but I'm bailing out. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Do you think Kings of Infinite Space needs a follow-up book? This book is set - not in the academic world that Hynes normally writes about, but in Austin, in cubicle-world. The ending felt a bit laboured to me, though.