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Titel: My Idea of Fun: A Cautionary Tale
Verlag: Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
0871135655 Near fine in near fine dust jacket. First edition Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING89815829
Inhaltsangabe: A part-surrealist, part-Gothic novel, rife with linguistic pyrotechnics, follows a demonically clever international financier and marketing wizard as he leads his young apprentice through the nightmarish labyrinth of late twentieth-century capitalism. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
The story of a devilishly clever international financier/marketing wizard and his young apprentice, My Idea of Fun is both a frighteningly dark subterranean exploration of capitalism run rampant and a wickedly sharp, technically acute display of linguistic pyrotechnics that glows with pure white-hot brilliance.
Ian Wharton is a very ordinary young man until he is taken under the wing of a gentleman known variously as Mr. Broadhurst, Samuel Northcliff, and finally and conclusively simply as the Fat Controller, Loud-mouthed, impeccably tailored, a fount of bombastic erudition, the Fat Controller initiates Ian into the dark secrets of his arts -- of marketing, money, and the human psyche -- and takes Ian, and the reader, on a wild voyage around the edges of reality.
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