Kings Of Infinite Space

Kings Of Infinite Space

by James Hynes
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Kings Of Infinite Space by James Hynes

"Immensely witty...thoroughly entertaining."—The Washington Post Book World

Paul Trilby is having a bad day. If he were to be honest with himself, Paul Trilby would have to admit that he's having a bad life. His wife left him. Three subsequent girlfriends left him. He's fallen from a top-notch university teaching job, to a textbook publisher, to, eventually, working as a temp writer for the Texas Department of General Services. And even here, in this land of carpeted partitions and cheap lighting fixtures, Paul cannot escape the curse his life has become. For it is not until he begins a tentative romance with the office's sassy mail girl that he begins to notice things are truly wrong. Strange sounds come from the air conditioning vents, the ceiling bulges, a body disappears. Mysterious men lurk about town, wearing thick glasses and pocket protectors...

Kings of Infinite Space is a hilarious and horrifying spoof on our everyday lives and gives true voice to the old adage, "Work is Hell."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312319663
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,151,871
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

James Hynes is the author of the novels The Lecturer's Tale, Wild Colonial Boy, and the stories Publish & Perish (all New York Times Notable Books of the Year). He lives in Austin, Texas.

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I very much enjoyed this book. It is unusual for me to actually not be able to put down a book, but this one I had to keep reading. Despite the fact that the main character is a schmuck, you feel empathetic towards him and actually annoyed by Charlotte, whom actually has every right to continue haunting him. I highly recommend this one! Bravo James!