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How I Became a Famous Novelist
Steven Hely

Paperback $19.95 - Black Inc
Fiction - Published: 1/Aug/2011 - ISBN: 9781863955409

A razor-sharp evisceration of celebrity culture and literary fame, How I Became a Famous Novelist is a satirical novel masquerading as a tell-all memoir.

What Pete Tarslaw wants is simple enough:

FAME - Realistic amount. Enough to open new avenues of sexual opportunity. Personal assistant to read mail, grocery shop, etc.

FINANCIAL COMFORT - Never have a job again. Retire. Spend rest of life lying around, pursuing hobbies (boating? skeet shooting?)

STATELY HOME BY THE OCEAN (OR SCENIC LAKE) - Spacious library, bay windows, wet bar. HD TV, discreetly placed. Comfortable couch.


Sick of life as he knows it, he sets out to write a bestselling novel, armed with a formula for success cobbled together from previous bestsellers: he abandons truth, relies heavily on lyrical prose, creates a club with a mysterious mission, includes a murder and invokes 'confusing sadness' at the end.

Once the sales rankings for The Tornado Ashes Club start their meteoric rise - thanks to a Christian evangelist, a recovering teen starlet and Law and Order: Criminal Intent - Tarsl

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