Apathy and Other Small Victories

Apathy and Other Small Victories

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Baker & Taylor
Following a pattern of disconnectedness and flight throughout his life, Shane finds his latest attempt to withdraw complicated by his sadistic corporate climber would-be girlfriend, a rent-subsidized affair with his landlord's wife, the hearing-impaired assistant to Shane's unstable dentist, and an untimely murder.

McMillan Palgrave
The only thing Shane cares about is leaving. Usually on a Greyhound bus, right before his life falls apart again. Just like he planned. But this time it's complicated: there's a sadistic corporate climber who thinks she's his girlfriend, a rent-subsidized affair with his landlord's wife, and the bizarrely appealing deaf assistant to Shane's cosmically unstable dentist.

When one of the women is murdered, and Shane is the only suspect who doesn't care enough to act like he didn't do it, the question becomes just how he'll clear the good name he never had and doesn't particularly want: his own.


Holtzbrinck
The only thing Shane cares about is leaving. Usually on a Greyhound bus, right before his life falls apart again. Just like he planned. But this time it’s complicated: there's a sadistic corporate climber who thinks she’s his girlfriend, a rent-subsidized affair with his landlord’s wife, and the bizarrely appealing deaf assistant to Shane’s cosmically unstable dentist.

When one of the women is murdered, and Shane is the only suspect who doesn’t care enough to act like he didn’t do it, the question becomes just how he’ll clear the good name he never had and doesn’t particularly want: his own.


Blackwell North Amer
The only thing Shane cares about is leaving. Usually on a Greyhound bus, right before his life falls apart again. Just like he planned. But this time it's complicated: there's a sadistic corporate climber who thinks she's his girlfriend, a rent-subsidized affair with his landlord's wife, and the bizarrely appealing deaf assistant to Shane's cosmically unstable dentist.
When one of the women is murdered and Shane is the only suspect who doesn't care enough to act like he didn't do it, the question becomes just how he'll clear the good name he never had and doesn't particularly want: his own.

Baker
& Taylor

Following a pattern of disconnectedness and flight throughout his life, Shane finds his latest attempt to withdraw complicated by his sadistic corporate climber would-be girlfriend, a rent-subsidized affair with his landlord's wife, the hearing-impaired assistant to Shane's unstable dentist, and an untimely murder. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312351748
0312351747
9780312352196
0312352190
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 20 cm.

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HujeBohoc
May 17, 2018

This novel serves only one purpose, and that is to be funny. To me, it’s not funny at all (and I’m not even that difficult, I mean, sometimes a fart or a burp makes me laugh). So: 1 out of 5.

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Nkenward
Feb 21, 2016

WARNING: Do not read this book in public. While I have read many funny books over time, this is one of the few books that actually made me laugh out loud. Trying to stifle or suppress any giggle, snort or chuckle is futile and earned me many a "what a weirdo" stare from people around me. Unless that is something you enjoy, I suggest enjoying this book from the privacy of your own home.

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forbesbc
Jun 18, 2014

woah
that's one comedic read
a must read.

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jaychanbaby
Aug 12, 2010

The funniest thing I've ever read. Check out his blog to get a feel for his writing style:

http://apathy.typepad.com/paulneilan/

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