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Niven, John (Guitarist)

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Most widely held works by John Niven
Straight white male by John Niven( Book )

31 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish novelist Kennedy Marr is a first rate bad boy. When he is not earning a fortune as one of Hollywood's most sought after script writers, he is drinking, insulting and philandering his way through LA, 'successfully debunking the myth that men are unable to multitask'. He is loved by many women, but loathed by even more, including ex-wives on both sides of the pond
Kill your friends : a novel by John Niven( Book )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1997, this novel follows the loathsome and morally bankrupt 27-year-old Steven Stelfox as he curses, drinks and snorts his way through a cutthroat career in the recording industry
The sunshine cruise company by John Niven( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning sixty. They live in a small Dorset town and have been friends since school. On the surface Susan has it all - a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry. Life has not been so kind to Julie, but now, with several failed businesses and bad relationships behind her, she has found stability: living in a council flat and working in an old people's home. Then Susan's world is ripped apart when Barry is found dead in a secret flat - or rather, a sex dungeon. It turns out Barry has been leading a double life as a swinger. He's run up a fortune in debts, and now the bank is going to take Susan's home. Until, under the influence of an octogenarian gangster named Nails, the women decide that, rather than let the bank take everything Susan has, they're going to take the bank. With the help of Nails and a thrill-crazy, wheelchair-bound friend they pull off the daring robbery, but soon find that getting away with it is not so easy
Cold hands by John Niven( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donnie Miller counts himself lucky. Living in a beautiful, spacious house in the wild and remote landscape of central Canada, he spends his days writing for the local newspaper, working on a film script, and acting as house-husband. After a troubled and impoverished upbringing in Scotland, he now has all he wants: a caring wife, a bright and happy son, a generous father-in-law. As the brutal northern winter begins to bite, he can sit back and enjoy life. But his peace is soon to be broken. There are noises in the nearby woods, signs of some mysterious watcher. When the family dog disappears, Donnie makes a horrifying discovery. Is it wolves, as the police suspect, or something far more dangerous, far darker? What secrets has Donnie been keeping? And why does he have the terrible sense that his dream was never going to last?
Music from Big Pink : a novella by John Niven( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional and documented events and characters relate the recording of the Band's debut album, Music from Big Pink
The amateurs by John Niven( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gary Irvine's wife refuses to sleep with him, so he pursues an even stingier mistress: golf. But despite his spending unconscionable amounts of time and money, his game is wretched. Until the day he takes a perfect swing... and then everything goes black. After waking up from a coma a few weeks later, with a golf-ball-sized dent in his temple, Gary discovers that his last perfect swing has been imprinted on his brain. However, his newfound prowess is accompanied by some troubling side effects, most noticeably Tourette's. As Gary miraculously advances to the final round of the British Open, his delinquent brother, Lee, stumbles from one botched drug deal to another, his orbit drawing ever nearer to the terrifying local crime lord Ranta Campbell. With their lives on the line, Gary and Lee must rediscover the ties that bind to survive a blood-soaked final round."--fantasticfiction.com
The second coming by John Niven( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God is really coming and he is going to be upset. God treated himself to a well earned break around the height of the Renaissance. A good time to go fishing. He returns in 2011 to find things on earth haven't gone quite to plan
No good deed by John Niven( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alan finds his old mate Craig living on the streets he take shim in to help him get back on his feet. But the life Alan has made for himself is one that Craig would very much like to have too and he gradually begins to turn Alan's life upside down, threatening to wreck it for good --
Kill your friends by John Niven( Visual )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coldblooded British talent scout hunts for the last Megahit of London's Britpop music scene. Fueled by drugs, alcohol, and greed, he plans to eliminate the competition by any merciless (and murderous) means necessary
Kill your friends : a novel by John Niven( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the twentieth century breathes its very last, with Britpop at its zenith, twenty-seven-year-old A & R (artist and repertoire) man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through London's music industry. Blithely crisscrossing the globe in search of the next megahit--fueled by greed and inhuman quantities of cocaine--Stelfox freely indulges in an unending orgy of self-gratification. But the industry is changing fast and the hits are drying up, and the only way he's going to salvage his sagging career is by taking the idea of "cutthroat" to murderous new levels
The beach by Alex Garland( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beach is a legend among young travelers in Asia: white sands circling a lagoon hidden from the sea, coral gardens and freshwater falls surrounded by jungle. In this earthly paradise, it is rumoured, a select community lives in blissful innocence. For Richard, haunted by the glamour of Vietnam war movies, a trek into unknown Thai territory is irresistible. He was looking for adventure. Now he's found it
Alte Freunde : Roman by John Niven( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amateurs by John Niven( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GARY is a sweet and decent man. Only two things would improve his life - having children with his gorgeous wife Pauline, and a lower golf handicap. Both are unlikely.PAULINE is wondering how she ended up living in an ugly little house, driving a second-hand car and making a living dressing up as Tinkerbell. She's planning to leave Gary for a self-made carpet millionaire.FINDLAY, the Carpet King of Scotland, wants to trade in his obese wife for a younger model. But if he goes for a divorce she'll take him to the cleaners. If only there was some way she could be made to disappear...LEE, Gary's luckless brother, has botched one too many drug deals. Local crime overlord Ranta Campbell gives him one more job - one last chance to get it right. Lee's done some bad things - but murder?When Gary gets smashed on the head by a golf ball and miraculously develops an absolutely perfect swing, everyone finds their fates rest on the final day of the Open Championship
The young Inverey by John Niven( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gypsy in Scarlet by John Niven( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old School by John Niven( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine wilde Satire über Freundschaft, das Altern, die englische Mittelschicht und Gruppensex: Susan und Julie sind gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden. Sie leben in einem kleinen Dorf in Südengland und sind seit der Schulzeit miteinander befreundet. Susan führt ein bürgerliches Hausfrauendasein, Julie lebt in einer Sozialwohnung und arbeitet als Aushilfe in einem Pflegeheim. Als Susans Ehemann Barry tot aufgefunden wird, offenbart sich, dass er ein surreales Doppelleben als Swinger führte und Susan einen finanziellen Scherbenhaufen hinterlassen hat. Um nicht in Altersarmut abzurutschen, greifen sie zu einer radikalen Lösung: einem Banküberfall
Gott bewahre Unterhaltung, Lesung by John Niven( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fair wind to adventure by John Niven( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straight white male by John Niven( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old school. Irish, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict, his mantra is drink hard, write hard and try to screw every woman you meet. He's writing film scripts in LA, fucking, drinking and insulting his way through Californian society, but also suffering from writers block and unpaid taxes. Then a solution presents itself - Marr is to be the unlikely recipient of the W. F. Bingham Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Modern Literature, an award worth half a million pounds. But it does not come without a price: he must spend a year teaching at the English university where his ex-wife and estranged daughter now reside. As Kennedy acclimatises to the sleepy campus, inspiring revulsion and worship in equal measure, he's forced to reconsider his precarious lifestyle. Incredible as it may seem, there might actually be a father and a teacher lurking inside this 'preening, narcissistic, priapic, sociopath'. Or is there...Straight White Male is a no-holds-barred look into the mid-life crisis and the contemporary male sexual psyche. It is a brilliant new satire from one of Britain's sharpest writers
The sunshine cruise company by John Niven( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning sixty. They live in a small Dorset town and have been friends since school. On the surface Helen has it all a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry. Life has not been so kind to Julie, but now, with several failed businesses and bad marriages behind her, she has found stability: living in a council flat and working in an old people's home. Then Helen's world is ripped apart when Barry is found dead in a secret flat or rather, a porn dungeon. It turns out Barry has been leading a fantastical double life as a swinger. He's run up a fortune in debts. The bank is going to take Helen's house and she'll lose everything she's never worked for. Until, under the influence of an octogenarian gangster named Nails, the women decide that, rather than let the bank take the house, they're going to take the bank. With the help of several thrill-crazy, wheelchair-bound friends they pull off the daring robbery, but soon find that getting away with it is not so easy. Setting off across Europe, the team pick up a teenage hitchhiker, get entangled with Interpol and the Russian Mafia, and discover that, far from winding down, their lives are only just beginning
 
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John Niven

John Niven British writer

John Niven écrivain britannique

John Niven escritor británico

John Niven schottischer Autor

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Niven, John guitarist

Niven, John J. 1968-

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