George Clooney is tipped for an Oscar for his new film but the real star is the Story! Up in the Air is a tale for troubled times
'Kirn is such a sharp writer he gives your brain paper cuts . . . This is a book that will endure'
'Up in the Air deliciously lambastes corporate America. Mr Kirn's satire ranges deftly over our contemporary business landscape'
'Clever, lacerating . . . Smartly acerbic . . . Archly devastating post-social satire'
'Kirn is a virtuoso observer of Americana . . . Terrifically funny and poignant . . . Beneath its glittering, comic surface, his novel asks if, in pursuing what we think we want, we might lose ourselves completely'
'Bitterly funny, minutely observed and deeply cynical . . . A virtuoso feat'
Darkly funny, this is a razor-sharp look at the peculiar world of air travel and soulless hotel rooms