Thursday, August 14, 2014

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You; The Way Inn; Will Wiles

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for this week.  What do you think -- would you try it? I loved the debut novel by this author - Care of Wooden Floors - have you read it? 

The Way Inn; Will Wiles
September 16th - Harper Perennial


Up in the Air meets Inception in this smart, innovative, genre-synthesizing novel from the acclaimed author of Care of Wooden Floors—hailed as “Fawlty Towers crossed with Freud,” by the Daily Telegraph—that takes the polished surfaces of modern life, the branded coffee, and the free wifi, and twists them into a surrealistic nightmare of infinite proportions.

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-town exhibition centers—a 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—a global chain of identikit mid-budget motels—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.


  1. I loved Up In the Air so I'd give this a try for sure.

  2. This sounds creepy!! I'll be interested to read your review.

  3. I have this one and plan to start it soon. It sounds wild.

  4. I love this feature! I hadn't even heard of this now it's on my radar. Thanks!

    I also love the idea of "a bookstore near you," a reminder that bookstores are still alive in some form or another. I need to get over to Barnes & Noble, within walking distance, and have some coffee and check out the books.

  5. That sounds interesting and I much prefer a Way Inn instead of a weigh in!

  6. This sounds like a great book! I saw it on a books-to-review list and am planning to get a copy. I like quirky!

  7. Can we just reflect for a moment on how awesome that cover is?

  8. New author for me. Sounds quirky and I like quirky!

  9. Hmm, I might give it a try. Cool cover!!


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