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Reservations Recommended (trade paperback)

Kraft, Eric

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ISBN 10: 1105873420 / ISBN 13: 9781105873423
Editorial: lulu.com
Nuevos Condición: New Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Russell Books (Victoria, BC, Canada)

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Título: Reservations Recommended (trade paperback)

Editorial: lulu.com

Encuadernación: PAPERBACK

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Peter Leroy constructs a plausible adult life for his grade school chum Matthew Barber, now living in Boston, where he is vice-president of a toy company by day, but becomes Bertram W. Beath, restaurant reviewer, when the sun goes down. Reservations Recommended is a satire of the critical mind; a dark commentary on contemporary culture; a story of midlife crisis; a morality play; and a book that matches bleakness against humor, seasoned throughout with B. W. Beath's hilariously acid reviews. We watch as Matthew Barber descends from a self-protective superiority into a species of madness, and into the dark night of the soul. "A brilliant satire." La Life "A merciless sendup of contemporary American pretensions.' Janice Harayda, Cleveland Plain Dealer "Wonderfully readable . . . touching and intelligent." Richard Gehr, The Village Voice

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Matthew never takes notes in a restaurant. That's one of his cardinal rules: Never take notes. He's worried that if he were seen taking notes he'd be identified as a reviewer, and it's important to him that he not be identified. He's also a little worried that if he were identified as a reviewer there would be some kind of scene, a row. He knows that that's not likely to happen, but still it does worry him at times. Worries aside, he enjoys feeling that he's not himself when he's reviewing. He signs his reviews B. W. Beath, a short version of Bertram W. Beath, an anagram of his own name, Matthew Barber.

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