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A novel of intrigue, deceit and sheer deperation, 'Bestseller' is a caustic portrait of contemporary culture and of Britain's obsession with fame, success and becoming the next J.K. Rowling.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Alma Publishing Company
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Maya Panika
The novel carries a one line review by Tibor Fischer, ‘Too accurate, too depressing.’ As Alessandro Gallenzi is the founder of a number of small imprints, translator, poet and writer, it has to be assumed that the ‘hero’ of the story, Charles Randall, is based on the author, or at least on his experiences in the trade. As an unpublished writer of novels that have been unsuccessfully submitted to countless agents, I found this book one of the funniest, saddest, truest things I’ve ever read.

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Too much like an insiders joke so it was hard to fully immerse myself. None of he characters were likeable so it was hard to really sympathise with them and frankly it was a relief when it ended.
Zajímavá knížka z prostředí, o kterém se zase tolik nepíše.
The novel follows a wannabe author, a publisher who's been sacked and the publishing company who sacked him.
Caustic. Rather exaggerated of course. Rather entertaining.
Every character in Gallenzi's book is deliciously despicable. Can this really be what the publishing world is like?
James E. Martin
entertaining look at the publishing industry and being a writer. Works as satire.
An interesting and believable insight into the realm of publishing.
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