Comfort Station [NOOK Book]

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In the comfort station at Bryant Park, worlds collide and lives are changed forever

Look past the grandeur of the famous New York Public Library and you will see the true architectural marvel of Forty-Second Street: the comfort station. A small building, modest in its proportions but undeniable in its importance, its handful of stalls and urinals provide a haven for rich ...
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Overview


In the comfort station at Bryant Park, worlds collide and lives are changed forever

Look past the grandeur of the famous New York Public Library and you will see the true architectural marvel of Forty-Second Street: the comfort station. A small building, modest in its proportions but undeniable in its importance, its handful of stalls and urinals provide a haven for rich and poor alike. The restroom’s keeper is Mo Mowgli, a meek man whose only trouble is chronic tardiness, and who is about to have the encounter of a lifetime.

Today, a strange cast of characters descends on the comfort station: a mobster and a cop, a countess and a dictator, colliding with a force that will upend Mo Mowgli’s world. When this globetrotting group gets together, no stall is too small for adventure.
Written in the style of Hotel, Airport, and—perhaps more accurately—Airplane!, Comfort Station shows the genius of Donald E. Westlake at his comic best.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480428980
  • Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 157,541
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Donald E. Westlake (1933–2008) was one of the most prolific and talented authors of American crime fiction. He began his career in the late 1950s, churning out novels for pulp houses—often writing as many as four novels a year under various pseudonyms—but soon began publishing under his own name. His most well-known characters were John Dortmunder, an unlucky thief, and a ruthless criminal named Parker. His writing earned him three Edgars and a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. 
Westlake’s cinematic prose and brisk dialogue made his novels attractive to Hollywood, and several motion pictures were made from his books, with stars such as Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson. Westlake wrote several screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of The Grifters, Jim Thompson’s noir classic.      
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    This really is a zany insane book with tongue in cheek suspense

    This really is a zany insane book with tongue in cheek suspense and intrigue. I read it in 1980 and I still chuckle any time I'm in NYC and pass by Bryant Park.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    awful. do not read.

    This was the most disjointed book I have ever read. It made no sense.

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