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The Pleasure of my Company

Written by Steve Martin

The Pleasure of my Company Synopsis

From Steve Martin, one of our best-loved comedians, a fantastic new novel with an unforgettably weird, original and ultimately engaging character - Daniel Pecan Cambridge. 'Makes you laugh out loud' Sunday Telegraph Daniel Cambridge is a thirty-three-year-old man who is slightly bewildered by life. He knows the exact wattage of the bulbs in his flat, and will panic if the wattage isn't kept constant. He can't cross the street unless two opposing driveways break the kerb. And he is exercised by the colour of hat worn by the local gas station attendant. Such characteristics make it difficult for Daniel to find the right woman, but he's very keen on Elizabeth who's selling the flats across the street and Zandy who works in the local pharmacy (though he's yet to actually speak to her). There's also the murder of Bob from downstairs. Daniel has an alibi but is still a suspect, and his agreeing to a TV reconstruction of the murder inquiry could well backfire. It might also jeopardise Daniel's chances of winning the Most Average American competition which he's entered (twice).

The Pleasure of my Company Press Reviews

Martin' s prose shows that he still has comic talent to burn. * THE TIMES * Witty, wry, clever and ultimately uplifting, this is a work of real talent. * SHE * This svelte and wickedly funny novel. * DAILY MAIL * a string of entertaining, Martin-style riffs about a retarded man trying to get a date. * THE INDEPENDENT * The poised prose and acute humour make this an immensely entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny read. * THE OBSERVER * 'Don't miss out on an extraordinary outing. * DUBLIN EVENING HERALD * A gentle tale with the premise that no man is an island. * THE SCOTSMAN *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753817681
Publication date: 1st July 2004
Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Steve Martin

Steve Martin is one of today's most talented performers. His huge successes as a film actor include such credits as ROXANNE, FATHER OF THE BRIDE, PARENTHOOD and THE SPANISH PRISONER. He has won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to the bestselling PURE DRIVEL, he has written several plays, including Picasso at the Lapin Agile and the highly acclaimed novels, SHOPGIRL and THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY. His work appears in THE NEW YORKER and the NEW YORK TIMES. He is an avid and knowledgeable collector of art.

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