another ecwer: shelf monkey by corey redekop
“Thomas Friesen has three goals in life. Get a job. Make friends. Find a good book to curl up with. After landing a job at READ, the newest hypermegabookstore, he feels he may have accomplished all three. All is not peaceable within the stacks, however. Discontent is steadily rising, and it is aimed squarely at Munroe Purvis, a talk show host whose wildly popular book club is progressively lowering the I.Q. of North America. . . .”
Funny. Dark. Chock full of literary references. You will fall in love with Thomas F.
Just don’t call him Tommy.