Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs

Audio Book on CD Version
Earlier today, I finished listening to the unabridged audiobook version of Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs on compact disc. 

Prior to listening to 'Sellevision', I'd heard of Augusten Burroughs name before and was familiar with many of his book titles, but 'Sellevision' is the first book by Mr. Burroughs that I've actually read... Or rather listened to in this case. 

I truly enjoyed listening to this audiobook as it was wildly entertaining and well read by Robin Miles. 

Mr. Burroughs is an excellent writer and he created an interesting cast of characters and engaging storyline that had me captivated from start to finish.... Ms. Miles did a marvelous job bringing life into the dysfunctional cast of characters in 'Sellevison' and making this novel's quirky storyline really stand out.

If you love dark humor, satires, and quirky novels filled with dysfunctional characters, then 'Sellevison' may be your next great read!

The following is the product overview of 'Sellevision', which I discovered on the Barnes & Noble website:

Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession and third tier celebrity, in the world of a fictional home shopping network.

Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America's premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved and handsome (lonely and gay) host of "Slumber Sunday Sundown" accidentally exposes himself in front of twenty million kids and their parents during a "Toys for Tots" segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe is receiving sinister emails about her appearance from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the very young babysitter who lives next door. Then there's Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere, until she exposes him on air; and Bebe, Sellevision's star host, who finds Mr. Right through the Internet—if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.
I look forward to reading other books by Augusten Burroughs in the future. Until my next post, happy reading!!

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