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Small Apartments
     

Small Apartments

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by Chris Millis
 

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Chris Millis's film adaptation of Small Apartments celebrated its World Premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The cultish, dark comedy is directed by Jonas Akerlund and stars Billy Crystal, Matt Lucas, Johnny Knoxville, Juno Temple, James Caan, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Stormare, James Marsden, Rosie Perez, Amanda Plummer, DJ Qualls,

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Chris Millis's film adaptation of Small Apartments celebrated its World Premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The cultish, dark comedy is directed by Jonas Akerlund and stars Billy Crystal, Matt Lucas, Johnny Knoxville, Juno Temple, James Caan, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Stormare, James Marsden, Rosie Perez, Amanda Plummer, DJ Qualls, David Koechner, Rebel Wilson, Saffron Burrows, David Warshofsky, Angela Lindvall, Scott Sheldon, and many more.

Winner of the 23rd Annual International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest, Small Apartments is a capricious comedy of errors that resonates with tremulous energy and memorable characters. Franklin Franklin is a corpulent misanthrope searching for happiness in the vein of Ignatius Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces); a simple man who yearns for "a land of pastoral serenity" devoid of the irritants of contemporary urban life -- a utopian land he envisions as the nation of Switzerland. An offbeat tale, Small Apartments is accented along the way by murder, strange fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn.

Editorial Reviews

New York - The Post-Star
"Hilarious and engaging...an impressive achievement for a first novel."
Canada - The Globe and Mail
"brisk and compact...surprisingly expansive thematic breadth, a thoughtful, silly yet serious life study in goofy pathos."
New York - The Saratogian
"The novel...is a quick and engaging two-hour read with pithy dialogue delivered at a thriller's page-turning pace."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013936270
Publisher:
Thirteen Books
Publication date:
03/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
130
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Chris Millis is a prize-winning, best selling writer, producer, and cartoonist. He splits his time between upstate New York and Los Angeles.

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Small Apartments 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I would call it a dark comedy, but it offers so much more. It is somewhat a crime novel because it deals primarily with a murder. It is a comedy because the characters are hilarious and outrageous. It was really inspirational because the basis of the whole book is that "happiness is a state of mind" which I thought was a great message. And God, it was so sad! I definitely  got teary-eyed during a few passages. I loved it. And now there is a movie, which was also great. Great book, great movie, definitely a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great quick read, looking forward to catching the movie.