The Bones

The Bones

by Seth Greenland

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Overview

Frank Bones is a self-destructive, take-no-prisoners, bad boy comic at the bottom rung. Lloyd Melnick is a long-lost acquaintance whose work on the smash hit The Fleishman Show has made him the hottest comedy writer in town. When their worlds collide the consequences involve a crashed Hummer, corrupt police officers, enraged ex-husbands, sultry bartenders, and high-speed chases to Mexico and back. A brilliant satire, The Bones is a stunning debut that reveals, in all its hilarity and ache, the dark heart of comedy.
Seth Greenland is an award-winning playwright. He has written extensively for film and television. A longtime New Yorker, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
"Who is Seth Greenland and how did he get into my house and gain access to the most secret and disturbed places of my brain? He cuts so close to the bone he whittles it into a fine powder that gets into the clothes you wear and the air you breathe. The Bones is a tour de force, and I rarely use French phrases."-Larry David, creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm
"Greenland shows himself a worthy successor to such past masters of the Hollywood novel as Nathaniel West and Budd Shulberg."-Los Angeles Times
"Savagely funny...one of the most perceptive and flat-out hilarious novels about the city's brutal Darwinism, a book that makes you cringe through your laughter-induced tears."-San Francisco Chronicle
"A pitch-perfect sendup of Hollywood's endemic self-importance...Greenland keeps his foot firmly on the gas and the book's pace is fast, furious and fun."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle

"Savagely funny…one of the most perceptive and flat-out hilarious novels about the city's brutal Darwinism, a book that makes you cringe through your laughter-induced tears."

Los Angeles Times

"Greenland shows himself a worthy successor to such past masters of the Hollywood novel as Nathaniel West and Budd Shulberg."

Entertainment Weekly

"Terrific…this smart TV-biz satire delivers not just laughs, but some real emotional insight into its diverse, vividly drawn characters."

Buffalo News

"A darkly funny tale."

New York Newsday

"Here's a novel to unite America …Greenland's wickedness and his pungent observations render the familiar fresh and entertaining."

Seattle Weekly

"Greenland is chuckably witty in dozens of passages, alive to verbal music, rhythmically gifted, and exceedingly knowing in skewering his fellow show folk."

Washington Post

"Witty, sharp and surprisingly engaging. Greenland has serious skills."

Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A fun romp with some simple lessons about taking risks and unmasking your pain."

Portland Oregonian

"A satire that's funny, fast-paced, and cuts to the hollow heart of Hollywood."

Baltimore Sun

"Here's a novel to unite America."

David Mamet

"Mr. Greenland writes beautifully. His book is a stitch."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596919877
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 523 KB

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