Book choice for March 2015

The Way Inn [suggested by Wendy Gibson]

The Way Inn

The Way Inn is a global chain of identikit mid-budget hotels, and Neil Double is a valued member of its loyalty scheme. Neil is a professional conference-goer, a man who will attend trade fairs, expos and conventions so you don't have to. This life of anonymised, budget travel would be hell for most, but it’s a kind of paradise for Neil, who has turned his incognito professional life into a toxic personal philosophy.

But Neil is about to change. In a brand new Way Inn in an airport hinterland, he meets a woman -- a woman he has seen before in bizarre and unsettling circumstances. She hints at being in possession of an astonishing truth about this mundane world. And then she disappears. Fascinated, and with his professional life unravelling, Neil tries to find the woman again. In doing so he is drawn into the appalling secret that lurks behind the fake smiles and muzak of the hotel... [Product description from Amazon]

About the Author

Author's website.

 

Shortlisted for this month

This month Wendy's other two suggestions were:

The Humans

The Humans

After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog.

What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race... ? [Product description from Amazon.com]

The book has a dedicated page on the author's website.

About the Author

Wikipedia page.
Author's website.

 

American Gods

American Gods

Originally suggested in March 2007. Please follow that link for the details.

 

 

 

 

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