Rain in the Doorway

Who hasn t waited for a ride in the pouring rain and wondered if there wasn t something to life This is exactly how we find poor Mr Owen, hopeless and downtrodden, wet and miserable Suddenly, he is swept in through a doorway to a place full of wild imaginations, where loneliness and unfulfilled dreams are a thing of the past Along with Messrs Larkin, Britt BrittWho hasn t waited for a ride in the pouring rain and wondered if there wasn t something to life This is exactly how we find poor Mr Owen, hopeless and downtrodden, wet and miserable Suddenly, he is swept in through a doorway to a place full of wild imaginations, where loneliness and unfulfilled dreams are a thing of the past Along with Messrs Larkin, Britt Britt and Dinner, the once completely ignored and abused Mr Owen is pursued by women, has a constant supply of liquor, and hops from one off the wall adventure to another He may lose his inhibitions, but he finds something he was in desperate need of, love Miss Honor Knightly is everything he never knew existed and then some This is a heartwarming tale of dreams coming true.
Rain in the Doorway Who hasn t waited for a ride in the pouring rain and wondered if there wasn t something to life This is exactly how we find poor Mr Owen hopeless and downtrodden wet and miserable Suddenly he is sw

  • Title: Rain in the Doorway
  • Author: Thorne Smith
  • ISBN: 9780345287274
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Rain in the Doorway”

    1. I picked this up from the lobby shelf at the Columbia Hotel in Ashland since I'd read and enjoyed his TOPPER book, but this one just didn't grab me from the beginning. Too weird and nonsensical for this kid.

    2. Here's another great read by Thorne Smith. The basic theme to this book is not new to Thorne Smith.a middle aged man unhappy with his life.This is a lot sexier then his Topper book, but equally funny. It was written during the depression, and it's an amazing attack on the business world.It also looks at America's view of sex at that time. I could picture this book being adapted into a screenplay for the Marx Brothers and Mae West.The illustrations were fantastic. Mr. Smith is an amazing satarist [...]

    3. It has the on-and-on-and-on-and-on-and-on-and-onness of a James Fenimore Cooper novel, the depth of Married with Children, and the linguistic skills of BBC America. It was so utterly predictable that I was forced to finish the book just to find out if it was as predictable as I believed. The accomplishment of having read the entirety of this book means that I can proclaim, "Yes, there was a time when I was actually that very, very, very, very bored."

    4. A sort of Alice in Wonderland for Depression-era Esquire readers, about an ordinary schmo who accidentally slips through a portal into a hedonistic parallel world, where much wackiness of the sort of which Thorne Smith fans will be familiar (i.e a lot of drinking and carefree sex) ensues.

    5. A book for and about most of us. Another masterpiece of satire. I especially loved the play on the business world of that day. Theater of the absurd at its best. Genius. Wisdom and tenderness as always in this fun, quick little read.

    6. Weirdly enjoyed this quite alot. Sure the humor may not hold up, but after all it was written in the 30's and even then it did make me smile in a couple places.

    7. I fun romp. At first its moral outlook seems dated, but as we get past the fun and into the true message it becomes timeless.

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