The hall was light and airy, with pale wooden floors and icy white walls.
The hall was light and airy, with pale wooden floors and icy white walls. Two dark wooden doors were set into the wall to the right, like dominos on a bedspread, one halfway down, and the other near the far end. To the left was evidence of a refurbishment under Oskar’s direction: a long glass partition screening a large kitchen and dining area from the hallway. At its end, the hall opened out into the living area, which was demarcated by a single step down.
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Читать бесплатно текст книги Care of Wooden Floors автора Will Wiles . Care of Wooden Floors. скачать книгу бесплатно. The east wall was one large bookcase, mostly filled with books but also seasoned with some objets. The kitchen was all aluminium and steel.
Care of Wooden Floors. Will Wiles Care of Wooden Floors. Everything must have been imported, I thought, considering the home-grown stuff I had seen at the airport.
Wiles is able to sustain the extreme dramatic tension through Anonymous’s interior monologue with its edge.
by. Will Wiles (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Wiles is able to sustain the extreme dramatic tension through Anonymous’s interior monologue with its edge. Never once do we think this is going to end well; we keep turning pages to learn just how badly. But complementing Anonymous’ maudlin, existential narrative is one of the keenest senses of satire I’ve read. As keen as the master Jonathan Swift, but utterly contemporary.
There had been a noise in the flat, loud enough to rouse me, but it had no characteristics in my mind, having occurred in the wastes at the edge of sleep. What had happened? And now there were more noises – shuffling footsteps in the hall outside, a thump with a rattle of bottles.
A British copywriter house-sits at his composer friend Oskar’s ultra-modern apartment in a glum Eastern European city.
The dark, doomy humour of Care of Wooden Floors mixed with the fantastical, anarchic sense of possibility of The Way Inn, brought together in a fast moving story set in contemporary London. Jack Bick is an interview journalist at a glossy lifestyle magazine. A British copywriter house-sits at his composer friend Oskar’s ultra-modern apartment in a glum Eastern European city. The instructions are simple: Feed the cats, don’t touch the piano, and make sure nothing damages the priceless wooden floors.
Care of Wooden Floors is about how a tiny oversight can trip off a disastrous and farcical (fatal, even) chain of consequences. It's about a friendship between two men who don't know each other very well. It's about alienation and being alone in a foreign city
Care of Wooden Floors is about how a tiny oversight can trip off a disastrous and farcical (fatal, even) chain of consequences. It's about alienation and being alone in a foreign city. It's about the quest for perfection and the struggle against entropy. And it is, a little, about how to take care of wooden floors. Oskar is a Mittel-European minimalist composer best known for a piece called "Variations on Tram Timetables.
Author: Will Wiles
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; First Edition edition (February 1, 2012)
Pages: 304 pages
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