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Jonathan Ames

Autor(a) de Wake Up, Sir!

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About the Author

Jonathan Ames is a contributing writer to the New York Press and a comic monologist in the tradition of Spalding Gray. His first novel I Pass Like Night was published in 1989 and led to feature articles about Ames in USA Today and Vanity Fair. Ames has performed at PS 122, Fez, the Nuyorican Poets' mostrar mais Cafe and the New York Public Library. His work has been anthologized in the Henfield Foundation Anthology and in an anthology edited by Joyce Carol Oates. He has worked as a taxi driver, au pair, fiction writing teacher and model. He grew up in Orange, New Jersey, and currently resides in New York. (Bowker Author Biography) Jonathan Ames lives in Brooklyn, New York. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Jonathan Ames

Wake Up, Sir! (2004) 577 exemplares
The extra man (1998) 357 exemplares
The Alcoholic (2008) 347 exemplares
You Were Never Really Here (2013) 171 exemplares
A Man Named Doll (2021) 91 exemplares
You Were Never Really Here [2017 Film] (2017) — Writer — 35 exemplares
The Wheel of Doll (2022) 25 exemplares
Bored to Death: Season 1 (2010) — Creator — 12 exemplares
Open City #9: Bewitched (2000) 4 exemplares
Blunt Talk Season 1 (2014) — Creator — 4 exemplares
Bored To Death — Creator — 3 exemplares
Non sei mai stato qui (2014) 2 exemplares
Bored to Death: Season 3 (2014) 2 exemplares
FUGAZ COMO LA NOCHE (1990) 2 exemplares
o acompanhante 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 621 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 612 exemplares
The Best American Comics 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
The Lunatic at Large (1899) — Introdução, algumas edições113 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Scribblers on the Roof: Contemporary Jewish Fiction (2006) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Encyclopedia of Exes: 26 Stories by Men of Love Gone Wrong (2005) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Harde liefde de ruigste verhalen uit de wereldliteratuur (1994) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Open City #25: The Musicians' Issue (2008) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Moonlighting: The Complete Fifth Season — Actor — 10 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Princeton University
Columbia University
New York Press



I am thinking of investing in the audiobook of this novel, but I’m not quite sure that it’s going to be funny enough because based on how funny bored to death, the TV show is I don’t think this writer really has what it takes to be a PG Wodehouse. The only thing that keeps me from not jumping right in is the cost of the audiobook. I have read other Jeeves satires, and they’re usually pretty good. The main thing about this one is the butler character is named Jeeves and he doesn’t really exist. He’s a figment of the main characters imagination.… (mais)
laurelzito | 18 outras críticas | Nov 14, 2023 |
This book was trying hard to be something.....funny.....hardboiled.....ironic....I just found it annoying. Characters constantly making bad choices to service the plot moving forward....violence for violence's sake. If it hadn't been short, I probably wouldn't have finished it. He is a good writer because he violated a lot of my internal book rules and I kept reading but ultimately when I got to the end I felt like I had a bad attempt at an American Ken Bruen novel.
cdaley | 4 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
There is a lot to like in this book but it is not perfect. I'm not convinced that the most spaced out hippies would name a boy "Happy" anything, let alone "Happy Doll" and that Happy didn't change it when he could or that he would stop using "Hank" as an alternative. Happy is an interesting guy with a long harsh backstory. Today he is trying to be more serene. He loves his dog. Unfortunately, Happy makes his living as an investigator and we all know what that means. Bad guys (or her girls) come knocking. It's a far stretch to believe that Happy can find missing Ines when no one else can, but he does, and pretty quickly too. It's also hard to believe that Ines was murdered in her bed without a struggle but she does. Ines is the first in a very long string of deaths in the book. As the bodies piled up I kept wondering why in some novels people are knocked around hard and don't die but in other books. One good whack does them in. Anyway, there are a lot of bodies here.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
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Dokfintong | 3 outras críticas | Oct 30, 2023 |
What an odd little book this was. Wanders all over the place, the story doesn’t really develop until the last quarter, the main character Happy Doll is a total loon, but the book is a quick read and entertaining.
zmagic69 | 4 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2023 |



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