Easy to Like
Shortlisted for the BMO Winterset Award
From award-winning author Edward Riche comes an immensely readable and sharp novel about "C"-list screenwriter and wannabe vintner Elliot Johnson. With his life growing more ruinous by the day Ñ his writing career is on the rocks, his struggling vineyard is being investigated by the feds, and his son, a former child star, is in prison Ñ Elliot decides to do what any self-respecting wine lover would do: escape to France.
Alas, fate has other things in store. Stranded in Canada by an expired passport, he is strongly encouraged to remain there due to his bit part in a growing Hollywood scandal. Deciding that Toronto may just be the perfectly engineered city in which to lay low, Elliot kills time by bluffing his way to the top of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
A brilliant work of searing satire, Easy to Likeshowcases one of our most original authors at his comic best.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gayle_C._Bull - LibraryThing
Is it better for the arts to be innovative or popular? It's the eternal question that every person who chooses to work in a creative profession must ask themselves, and this clever satire tackles this ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - icolford - LibraryThing
We don't expect young wine or inexpensive chocolate to deliver subtlety and nuance, and Edward Riche's novel Easy to Like (the title says it all) is a similar kind of light confection. Elliott Johnson ... Read full review