A Novel

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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"Flatscreen tells the story of Eli Schwartz as he endures the loss of his home, the indifference of his parents, the success of his older brother, and the cruel and frequent dismissal of the opposite sex. He is a loser par excellence-- pasty, soft, and high-- who struggles to become a new person in a world where nothing is new. Into this scene of apathy rolls Seymour J. Kahn. Former star of the small screen and current paraplegic sex addict, Kahn has purchased Eli's old family home. The two begin a dangerous friendship, one that distracts from their circumstances but speeds their descent into utter debasement and, inevitably, YouTube stardom. By story's end, through unlikely acts of courage and kindness, roles will be reversed, reputations resurrected, and charges (hopefully) dropped" -- p. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062090331
Branch Call Number: FIC WILSON
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Flat screen


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ChristchurchLib Aug 20, 2013

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Jan 31, 2013

What a crazy book. The "hero" is a fucked up guy with two things on his mind: drugs & and his dick. What a sorrowful and pitiful life this guy is having, 'cose at the end of the book, it's not finished. Nothing has been resolved. He is still were he started: nowhere. He's surely from generation X, if not generation " I don't fuck care about anything". The author seemed knowledgeable. Either he believes in the characters in his book, and that's quite pathetic or he's just painting a fucked up society. Either way, it's a little scary. No points for this first (?) book.

Aug 18, 2012

Takes some work to get through the beginning, but gets very good in the middle. A very entertaining book and quick read.

Jun 16, 2012

Good book. Just read it.

SuzieQ1 Jun 06, 2012

I couldn't get past the gross impression I got of the main character, so I stopped after the first chapter. Maybe it gets good; I'll never find out.


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