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Bestseller

3.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  54 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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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Carrie
Nov 18, 2012 Carrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Maya Panika
Mar 29, 2010 Maya Panika rated it it was amazing
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 As an unpublished writer of novels that have been unsuccessfully submitted to countless agents, I found this book one of the funniest, saddest, truest things I’ve ever read.

The st
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Plum-crazy
Mm....didn't match the cover blurb for me! It was okay, would in no way class it as very amusing ( back cover) & not being in publishing or an author I can't comment on the accuracy but would hope some points were grossly exaggerated.

I didn't find any other characters likeable, I never felt I was cheering Jim on to write his bestseller for instance. If it hadn't been for the fact that I was reading for my reading group Id've probably not got past chapter 2....but I persevered & overall i
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Alex Barreto
Jul 26, 2015 Alex Barreto rated it liked it
None of the characters were likable, even the main character. Story and narration are ok, but nothing else. Could have been better.
Katie
May 25, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it
Zajímavá knížka z prostředí, o kterém se zase tolik nepíše.
Kristina
Oct 22, 2012 Kristina rated it liked it
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.
Robin
Every character in Gallenzi's book is deliciously despicable. Can this really be what the publishing world is like?
James E. Martin
Jul 13, 2012 James E. Martin rated it really liked it
entertaining look at the publishing industry and being a writer. Works as satire.
Kay
Dec 28, 2013 Kay rated it liked it
An interesting and believable insight into the realm of publishing.
Curlywurly
Dec 21, 2010 Curlywurly rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, modern
Amusing
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