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Eight Minutes Idle By Matt Thorne

Eight Minutes Idle
by Matt Thorne

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When his father gets knocked over in a car accident, Dan is forced to economize and move into the call centre where he works. He takes with him a ginger tom called John and the telephone numbers of seven women. Soon, the boundaries between Dan's life and work dissolve completely.
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Eight Minutes Idle by Matt Thorne

When his father gets knocked over in a car accident, Dan is forced to economise, give up the bedsit the two of them share and secretly move into the call centre where he works. He takes with him a Ginger Tom called John and the telephone numbers of seven women. Soon, the boundaries between Dan s life and work dissolve completely, and, if weren t for the secrecy, his twenty-four hour residency at the call centre would mark him out as the perfect employee.

EIGHT MINUTES IDLE focuses on the flip side of office existence, examining the strange things that can happen to the human brain after one too many hours in front of a terminal. It also explains how to turn your workplace into a dating agency, why it s a bad idea to sleep with your boss and exactly what s going on at the other end of the phone while you re left waiting on hold.

Bold, sexy and constantly inventive, EIGHT MINUTES IDLE is an addictive, urbane treat.

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Eight Minutes Idle Reviews


The most entertaining study in boredom and emptiness I have ever read. Thorne gives us a convincing vision.. and is perceptive observer of his characters' emotional lives - Andrew Biswell, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH on TOURIST

A memorable debut - Boyd Tonkin in THE INDEPENDENT on TOURIST

Tells you everything you need to know about English seaside towns. Damn alien and exotic - Nicholas Blincoe in THE OBSERVER on TOURIST

About Matt Thorne


Matt Thorne was born in 1975 in Bristol. He now lives in Kennington, London.

Additional information

GOR002177504
Eight Minutes Idle by Matt Thorne
Matt Thorne
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
1999-04-15
480
0340738820
9780340738825
Short-listed for Encore Award 1999
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