A Way of Life, Like Any Other : A Novel by Darcy O'Brien

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A Way of Life, Like Any Other : A Novel

'“[A] little gem of a novel . . . a masterwork of Hollywood fiction.” —Salon“A hysterically funny coming-of-age story set in Hollywood in the ’40s . . . a kind of Catcher in the Rye for the Cheap Trick generation.” —GQ“How is it that this minor comic masterpiece could ever have gone out of print? Darcy O’Brien’s 1977 novel . . . takes us into an alien culture, Hollywood in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and evokes that kitschy world with spectacularly deadpan humor.” —Michael Dirda, The Atlantic Monthly“A hilarious addition to the fabulous Hollywood novel, this time laconic, understated, deadpan, ruthlessly cutting from scene to scene and character to character, and both witty and moving. I enjoyed it enormously, and recommend it unreservedly as a funny, serious, literate, and intelligent book.” —The Guardian“It is the real thing . . . It’s bound to go like a greyhound, fast and fine." —Seamus Heaney'
'“[A] little gem of a novel . . . a masterwork of Hollywood fiction.” —Salon“A hysterically funny coming-of-age story set in Hollywood in the ’40s . . . a kind of Catcher in the Rye for the Cheap Trick generation.” —GQ“How is it that this minor comic masterpiece could ever have gone out of print? Darcy O’Brien’s 1977 novel . . . takes us into an alien culture, Hollywood in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and evokes that kitschy world with spectacularly deadpan humor.” —Michael Dirda, The Atlantic Monthly“A hilarious addition to the fabulous Hollywood novel, this time laconic, understated, deadpan, ruthlessly cutting from scene to scene and character to character, and both witty and moving. I enjoyed it enormously, and recommend it unreservedly as a funny, serious, literate, and intelligent book.” —The Guardian“It is the real thing . . . It’s bound to go like a greyhound, fast and fine." —Seamus Heaney'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781497658714 Pages: 180