- The Times (London)
"A novel about golf that is not only hilarious, but gripping, sexy, violent, and outrageous. . . . Niven combines his increasingly bizarre plots, and some shocking behavior, with considerable skill and, of course, large helpings of humor."
- The Mirror
From Kill Your Friends author John Niven, The Amateurs is a side-splitting and whip-smart examination of golf, infidelity, and how little...
Irish novelist Kennedy Marr is a first rate bad boy. When he is not earning a fortune as one of Hollywood's most sought after script writers, he is drinking, insulting and philandering his way through LA, 'successfully debunking the myth that men are unable to multitask'. He is loved by many women, but loathed by even more including ex-wives on both sides of the pond.
A coldblooded British talent scout hunts for the last Megahit of London's Britpop music scene. Fueled by drugs, alcohol, and greed, he plans to eliminate the competition by any merciless (and murderous) means necessary.
As the twentieth century breathes its very last, with Britpop at its zenith, twenty-seven-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox (Hoult) is slashing and burning his way through London's music industry. Blithely crisscrossing the globe in search of the next megahit-fueled by greed and inhuman quantities of drugs and alcohol-Stelfox freely indulges in an unending orgy of self-gratification. But the industry is changing fast, the hits are drying up, and the...