All My Colors by David Quantick audiobook

All My Colors

By David Quantick
Read by Chris Andrew Ciulla

Blackstone Publishing 9781785658570
7.26 Hours Unabridged
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From Emmy Award–winning author David Quantick, All My Colors is a darkly comic novel about a man who remembers a book that may not exist, with dire consequences. A bizarre, mind-bending story at the intersection of Richard Bachman, Charlie Kaufman, and Franz Kafka. It is March 1979 in DeKalb Illinois. Todd Milstead is a wannabe writer, a serial adulterer, and a jerk, only tolerated by his friends because he throws the best parties with the best booze. During one particular party, Todd is showing off his perfect recall, quoting poetry and literature word for word plucked from his eidetic memory. When he begins quoting from a book no one else seems to know, a novel called All My Colors, Todd is incredulous. He can quote it from cover to cover and yet it doesn’t seem to exist. With a looming divorce and mounting financial worries, Todd finally tries to write a novel, with the vague idea of making money from his talent. The only problem is he can’t write. But the book—All My Colors—is there in his head. Todd makes a decision: he will “write” this book that nobody but him can remember. After all, if nobody’s heard of it, how can he get into trouble? As the dire consequences of his actions come home to both Todd and his long-suffering friends, it becomes clear that there is a high—and painful—price to pay for his crime.

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Summary

Summary

A Barnes & Noble Pick of the Month's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

From Emmy Award–winning author David Quantick, All My Colors is a darkly comic novel about a man who remembers a book that may not exist, with dire consequences. A bizarre, mind-bending story at the intersection of Richard Bachman, Charlie Kaufman, and Franz Kafka.

It is March 1979 in DeKalb Illinois. Todd Milstead is a wannabe writer, a serial adulterer, and a jerk, only tolerated by his friends because he throws the best parties with the best booze. During one particular party, Todd is showing off his perfect recall, quoting poetry and literature word for word plucked from his eidetic memory. When he begins quoting from a book no one else seems to know, a novel called All My Colors, Todd is incredulous. He can quote it from cover to cover and yet it doesn’t seem to exist.

With a looming divorce and mounting financial worries, Todd finally tries to write a novel, with the vague idea of making money from his talent. The only problem is he can’t write. But the book—All My Colors—is there in his head. Todd makes a decision: he will “write” this book that nobody but him can remember. After all, if nobody’s heard of it, how can he get into trouble?

As the dire consequences of his actions come home to both Todd and his long-suffering friends, it becomes clear that there is a high—and painful—price to pay for his crime.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“David Quantick has a medical condition whereby he literally cannot be unfunny.” Caitlin Moran, New York Times bestselling author
“A morality tale, a comedy, a horror story rolled into one. All My Colors has it all.” Sun (UK)
“This twisting puzzle of a book stars Todd Milstead, a failed writer who…discovers there are consequences to his act of ‘victimless’ forgery.” Barnes&Noble.com
“By turns a supernatural revenge fantasy, a black comedy, and a self-abnegating parody. It is hysterical, shocking, and propulsive—leave the lights on for its end.” Foreword magazine
“Quantick ably sketches an unappealing but interesting protagonist swiftly out of his depth, and the slowly unfolding literary menace will appeal to fans of Jonathan Carroll’s The Land of Laughs or of literary-themed horror in general.” Booklist
“A caustic, unexpected comic horror story in which the villain, as always, thinks he’s the hero.” Kirkus Reviews
“A brilliant premise, executed with total confidence and authority.” John Niven, author of Kill Your Friends
“An unholy godchild of early Stephen King, Lovecraft, and Borges.” Stav Sherez, author of The Devil’s Playground

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Author

Author Bio: David Quantick

Author Bio: David Quantick

David Quantick is a television writer and radio broadcaster with his own critically rated shows One, 52 First Impressions, and The Blaggers Guide. He has written TV comedies including Veep (for which he won an Emmy), The Thick of It, The Day Today and more. He is the author of novels Sparks, The Mule, and is the author of two writing manuals, How to Write Everything and How to Be a Writer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English