Reginald Edward Morse is a man in need of an outlet. And he finds it in a very twenty-first century place: the internet. Specifically, RateYourLodging.com, where Americans go to find out the truth about hotels, motels and, horrors, bed and breakfasts. But the real joy of those sites is not so much the advice they offer, but the people who offer it. Reginald Edward Morse is one of those people.
At first Morse seems exactly what you'd suspect a reviewer to be, though under the authoritative, even puffed-up tone, there lurks self-awareness, wit and a flair for anecdote. His reviews scatter clues to his identity, and the fragments explain the mystery of Reginald Edward Morse, his career as a motivational speaker, his lover 'K' and his estrangement from his daughter. Always funny, unexpectedly tragic, this is a book of lonely rooms, long lists, of strong opinion and quiet confession, by one of America's greatest novelists.
A little book of irony and wit and heartbreak ... At its heart, Hotels of North America is a close examination of the middle-aged American male in sexual, emotional and financial free fall New York Times
Rick Moody, geboren 1961, gilt in den USA als einer der aufregendsten Entdeckungen der letzten Jahre. Bereits sein Debütroman "Garden State" erhielt zahlreiche Auszeichnungen. Rick Moody lebt als freier Schriftsteller in Brooklyn.