Bachelor Kisses

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Penguin Group Australia, Oct 27, 2008 - Fiction - 408 pages
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Jon, Rick and Jen are in their mid-twenties and share a house in Brisbane. Together they share food rituals, sporadic cocktail nights and the quest for love. Rick seems destined to long, lonely nights beneath his Porky Pig doona. Jen consumes men like chocolate bars. And Jon gets lucky in a way he's never expected - more women than he knows how to handle. A young doctor with grand plans for the hormone of darkness, he finds his life is spiralling way out of control.

Bachelor Kisses is the mess Jon Marshall makes of his life when it stops making sense. It's the story of one man's hilarious search for meaning: a chaotic comedy of misjudgements, misinformation and misguided intimacy.

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User Review  - kikilon - LibraryThing

What is it about lad lit? I usually love it in the beginning, then completely lose interest in the middle third. With this one, I didn't bother finishing it. I just didn't enjoy it. I loved the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amzzz - LibraryThing

It is the year of the Jon. He has found himself suddenly in demand by nurses and he stumbles across what could be an important medical discovery. How will his year pan out? An interesting and amusing book. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Nick Earls is the author of novels including The Fix,Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses, The True Story of Butterfishand Perfect Skinand the collection of short stories Welcome to Normal.His work has been published internationally in English and in translation. Zigzag Streetwon a Betty Trask Award in the UK in 1998, and Perfect Skinwas the only novel nominated for an Australian Comedy Award in 2003. 48 Shades of Brownwas awarded Book of the Year (older readers) by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2000, and in the US it was a Kirkus Reviews selection in its books of the year for 2004. 48 Shades of Brownand Perfect Skinhave been adapted into feature films, with Solo un Padre, the film adapted from the Italian edition of Perfect Skin, a top-ten box office hit in Italy in 2008.

After January, 48 Shades of Brown, Zigzag Streetand Perfect Skinhave all been successfully adapted for theatre, and the Zigzag Streetplay toured nationally in 2005. The True Story of Butterfishwas also performed as a play. He recently published a collection of stories Welcome to Normaland a novel Analogue Men.

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