Grand Prize Winner, 23rd Annual International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest
Now a Major Motion Picture from Sony Entertainment Directed by Grammy Award winner Jonas Akerlund
Often drawing comparison to comic classics like John Kennedy Toole’s Confederacy of Dunces and Charles Portis’s The Dog of the South, Small Apartments follows the misadventures of corpulent misanthrope, Franklin Franklin, as he tries to dispose of his dead landlord. Surrounded by quirky neighbours, strange fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn, Franklin slowly discovers that our lives are much more than the stories we tell ourselves. In fact, true happiness might just be a state of mind.
The underground cult hit that won the Grand Prize in the 23rd Annual International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest is now a major motion picture from Sony Entertainment directed by Grammy Award winner Jonas Akerlund and starring the most refreshingly offbeat cast ever assembled for a dark indie comedy.
Praise for Small Apartments:
“brisk and compact … surprisingly expansive thematic breadth, a thoughtful, silly yet serious study in goofy pathos.” (The Globe and Mail)
“Small Apartments was written in three days and won the 3-Day Novel Contest. People take three years to write something this well thought out. The reason for me to do the movie was the story and the character.” (Billy Crystal)
“Something very unique. Absurd and irreverent. Sometimes we have too much time to think. Just go into the madness and play.” (James Marsden)
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About the Author
Chris Millis is a prize-winning, bestselling author, producer, screenwriter, and cartoonist. He wrote the screenplay for Small Apartments, which made its World Premiere at the 2012 South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Upstate New York where he lives with his wife and identical twin sons. His new novel is God & California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!
A great quick read, looking forward to catching the movie.