According to the Brooklyn Alternative "I was turning the pages so fast they nearly burst into flames."
Perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, nevertheless How I Became a Famous Novelist was definitely a great read. The main character in this novel is a over-bright underachiever looking to make it rich as easily as possible. His desire for fame and fortune peaks when he receives a bulk email from his ex-girlfriend announcing her upcoming wedding. Determined to one-up her big day, Pete Tarslaw researches what is required for a best seller and includes it all in his novel. Imagine Pete's surprise when his novel The Tornado Ashes Club actually does become a hit.
This book is a total satire of popular writing and publishing. The characters are totally unlovable, quirky, cynical, petty . . . and hysterical.
Regardless, I stand by my position that you will laugh out loud at least once per page.