Rontel

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"Funny as hell, searingly honest, and urgently real, Sam Pink's Rontel puts to shame most modern fiction. His writing perfectly captures the bizarre parade that is Chicago, with all its gloriously odd and wonderful people. This book possesses both the nerve of Nelson Algren and the existential comedy of Albert Camus." - Joe Meno

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Overview

"Funny as hell, searingly honest, and urgently real, Sam Pink's Rontel puts to shame most modern fiction. His writing perfectly captures the bizarre parade that is Chicago, with all its gloriously odd and wonderful people. This book possesses both the nerve of Nelson Algren and the existential comedy of Albert Camus." - Joe Meno

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Editorial Reviews

Joe Meno
Funny as hell, searingly honest, and urgently real, Sam Pink’s Rontel puts to shame most modern fiction. His writing perfectly captures the odd paradise that is Chicago, with all its gloriously odd and wonderful people. This book possesses both the nerve of Nelson Algren and the existential comedy of Albert Camus.
Tao Lin
I earnestly thought "this is the funniest book I have ever read" or "Rontel is the funniest book I have ever read" probably ~200x while and after reading Rontel. [...] I honestly think that, in a clinical study, "reading Rontel 30-minutes/day" could be shown to be as effective, or much more effective (and cheaper, with less negative side-effects), for certain people, as [whatever methods are currently being used] for the treatment of depression or anger.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/13/weird-damien-walter-quest-ebooks - Damien Walter
Pink is a keen observer of the culture of minimum-wage jobs and low-rent studio apartments that is the reality of life for all those who don’t find a cog space in today’s hyper-capitalist economy. (For "The No Hellos Diet")
http://www.vice.com/read/thinking-about-suicide-in-the-breakroom - Blake Butler
“No matter what he’s writing, Pink’s eye for describing the bizarre daily parade of being a person surrounded by other people and with a brain that won’t turn off is by turns hilarious, selfdestructive, surreal, precise, and moving without trying to be moving.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621050797
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 288,250
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Pink is the author of eight novels, including Person and No Hellos Diet. He lives in Chicago.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Hilarious, laconic, and understated prose with a sad heartbeat o

    Hilarious, laconic, and understated prose with a sad heartbeat of pathos underneath the nilhilsm and understated humor.

    A simple but rewarding book that may leave some readers feeling uncomfortable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    I tried several times reading this book and gave up.  I couldn't

    I tried several times reading this book and gave up.  I couldn't make it past the first couple of chapters.  Not funny as was stated in the reviews, but maybe I just don't get satire.  Lots of bad language too.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Is it good for kidz. IS IT GOOD FOR KIDZ?

    Would anybody recomend this book for a kid I'm one and I mightput it on my wishlist.So please tell me.


    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

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