Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Ellington Boulevard: A Novel in A-Flat

by Adam Langer

Adam Langer is back! After reading Crossing California and The Washington Story, I eagerly awaited Ellington Boulevard, and I am not disappointed. That's right--I love, love, love this novel that revolves around New York's real estate scene.

Ellington Boulevard showcases Langer's talent in creating great characters and then connecting all of them in interesting and wonderful ways.

Quirky characters include:
  • Rebecca Sugarman, prospective buyer and literary editor;
  • her husband, a foul-mouthed slacker grad student named Darrell;
  • the apartment's current tenants, clarinetist Ike Morphy and his dog, Herbie Mann;
  • Josh, a broker who really wants to be an actor, and the list goes on!

I don't want to spoil the plot. Just prepare yourself for lovable characters, humorous situations, and a very satisfying ending.


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