The Way Inn

The Way Inn

A Novel

Book - 2014 | 1st U.S. ed.
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"Neil Double is a 'conference surrogate,' hired by his clients to attend industry conferences so that they don't have to. It's a life of budget travel, cheap suits, and out-of-own exhibition center--kind of paradise for Neil, who has reconstructed his incognito professional life into a toxic and selfish personal philosophy. But his latest job, at a conference of conference organizers, will radically transform him and everything he believes as it unexpectedly draws him into a bizarre and speculative mystery. In a brand new Way Inn--global chain of identikit mid-budget motel--in an airport hinterland, he meets a woman he has seen before in strange and unsettling circumstances. She hints at an astonishing truth about this mundane world filled with fake smiles and piped muzak. But before Neil can learn more, she vanishes. Intrigued, he tries to find her--a search that will lead him down the rabbit hole, into an eerily familiar place where he will discover a dark and disturbing secret about the Way Inn. Caught on a metaphysical Mobius strip, Neil discovers that there may be no way out."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2014.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780062336101
006233610X
Branch Call Number: FIC WILES
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 21 cm.

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StarGladiator
Nov 24, 2014

Attempting to poke fun at the absurdity of the Corporate Fascist State is the pursuit of the submediocre.

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sunnye1988
Nov 24, 2014

I've stayed in many hotels, but not anything like the Way Inn. It was interesting at first, then became a cheap dime-store novel. The concept of living forever is alluring, however, but I certainly wouldn't want to spend my entire life living there. Hooray for Neil Double for rejecting Hilbert's offer. Hopefully Neil won't have to pay for damages he caused. If you have nothing better to read, then spend time with this book.

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athena14
Nov 09, 2014

"Hell of a bargain...You get to live for ever. But you have to spend eternity in a chain hotel on a motorway." pg 311

Inspired by architect Rem Koolhaas' 2001 essay "Junkspace." Get out of the Central Library before it gobbles you up.

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