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ISBN:
0671043021
Author:
Douglas Kennedy
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Audioworks; Abridged edition (August 1, 1998)
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1486 kb
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1472 kb
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1916 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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559


Cautionary tale, compelling thriller, portrait of a man on the edge, Douglas Kennedy's THE JOB is a ruthlessly entertaining exploration of the fragility of modern life and the depths we'll go to in our quest to preserve i. .

All families are secret societies. Robin knew Paul wasn't perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true. Realms of intrigue and internal warfare, governed by their own rules. Heady, excessive times. The observations resonates, perhaps because she has just watched her own family implode.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Ned Allen is a brilliant salesman, but working on ad sales for a computer magazine in Manhattan isn't exactly glamorous and is seriously high-pressured. So when he becomes a victim of downsizing.

Douglas Kennedy's top 10 books about grief. In his early books, such as The Big Picture and The Job, Kennedy delivered taut tales of men undone by their secrets. But after the huge success of The Pursuit of Happiness, in which his female protagonist is laid low by love and McCarthyism, he has been recast as a romantic author. It’s a marketable strategy but doesn’t play to the author’s strengths. Alice’s treacly love life, a litany of breathless praise gasped over pillows, hobbles a book that should be half its length.

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Douglas Kennedy was born in New York City in 1955 In addition to his books, Douglas Kennedy is a much-published journalist whose work regularly appears in such London publications as The Sunday Times, The Daily.

Douglas Kennedy was born in New York City in 1955. He attended the Collegiate School at Trinity College in Dublin, and graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1976. Kennedy worked briefly as a journalist in Maine and as a stage manager in New York. In 1978, he traveled to Ireland for a two-week visit and ended up staying there, living in Dublin for the next 11 years. In addition to his books, Douglas Kennedy is a much-published journalist whose work regularly appears in such London publications as The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, British GQ, and Arena. Библиографические данные.

Douglas Kennedy (author). there are affinities with John Grisham's The Firm, but a greater compliment is that The Job also reminds me of Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet's hymn to the salesman The Times Slickly plotted, with dialogue crisper than a fresh pretzel, and cynically observant of modern mores.

Douglas Kennedy's previous twelve novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books. The Big Picture was filmed with Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve; The Woman in the Fifth with Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Douglas Kennedy (born January 1, 1955) is an American novelist. Douglas Kennedy was born in New York City in 1955, the son of a commodities broker and a production assistant at NBC. He was educated at The Collegiate School and graduated with a . magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1976. He also spent a year studying at Trinity College Dublin. I was a history major," Kennedy explained. Retrospectively, I think the history major provides much better training for a novelist

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At first, it's hard to like Ned Allen, the ambitious, yuppie salesman who is the protagonist of Douglas Kennedy's new thriller. Another Super Novel by Kennedy! Published by Thriftbooks. Your "helpful" vote is greatly appreciated. You don't want to re-tell the whole story.

The author of The Big Picture exposes a corporate world of blackmail and murder in a suspense thriller about Ned Allen who, downsized and desperate, seeks employment with a sleazy real-estate tycoon, only to discover the true consequences of his job. Simultaneous.
  • Kerry
Fans of Steven Frey (The Takeover) will love this book! It starts out centering on the daily highly pressured business of selling advertising in the computer magazine business. It then progresses to corporate takeovers, off-shore investment funds, and money laundering.
The main character, Ned Allen, is one of the best salesmen there is because of his "closing" ability. His decision to follow ethical rules leads him to lose his job, his wife, and be literally thrown out to the street with no future prospects.
Desperate for anything to keep him going he meets up with Jerry Schubert, a friend from his old hometown. Jerry seems to be a godsend, taking Ned in and helping with many of his prior problems (credit card debts, etc.) with ready cash and a fairly well-paying job. As usual, what seems too good to be true, is in fact that. As Ned finds out he is sucked into being a "slave" for Jerry and his shady dealings. A situation, which seems there is no way out of.
I read this book in half the time it normally takes me to read a book. It is one of those difficult to put down books. I found myself stopping at the end of a chapter but being so intrigued that I needed to look ahead to the next chapter.
The only distraction is that the book is written in first person. When dealing with thriller type fiction I usually don't like this technique because you know right up front that the storyteller is not going to die so some of the suspense is lost.
I recently read another Kennedy book called "The Big Picture." As much as I liked that one, I think this book is superior overall.
  • Gugrel
Kennedy’s books are difficult to put down. He has the ability to sustain suspense from first page until last. Just when you think the main character’s life is at rock bottom, it gets worse, but somehow Douglas Kennedy manages to build a credible path out of the mayhem. Having read five of his books, I have found that they are very good, and he is capable of integrating numerous plots and themes into one coherent whole. I wish I could do that.
  • Nawenadet
Douglas Kennedy is great a taking an arrogant yuppie, and bringing him down a few pegs, and does a great job here. For some reason, it's fun to see Ned Allen's high-style life fall apart, and then watch him try to hold it together. One big quibble: Any time the protagonist or anyone else flew somewhere (South or East or out of the Country) Kennedy would always mention in the book that it was an American Airlines flight. Even a flight to Cayman is on American Eagle. It was so distracting, at one point, for no reason, Ned is asked, "Are you flying Delta" and he says, "no, American." I thought maybe the airline figured into the plot later, but now, having finished the book, I'm wondering if Kennedy received a stipend from the airline!
Otherwise, it was a quick, fun, page-turning read, and ironically, I finished the book while flying an American flight from Boston to LA, so maybe the subliminal messages worked!
  • Deorro
Formulaic? Yes. Reminiscent of John Grisham? Sure. A real page turner? You betcha!!! "THE JOB", Douglas Kennedy's follow up to his terrific debut novel "THE BIG PICTURE", is a rollicking good read, and like his first book, deals with the Hitchcockian dilemma of a good man tripped up by fate. Ned Allen, an ad salesman for a successful computer magazine, seems to have it all---a beautiful wife, a Manhattan apartment. Then his company is sold, and he's fired. On the verge of losing everything, he takes what seems to be a job too good to be true, and discovers he has become a pawn in a dangerous game. Kennedy has an easy way with narrative, and sharp, witty dialogue that keeps you obsessively turning pages. His two books prove he's great at what he does, and I eagerly await his next book!!!
  • Cenneel
This book is a retread for me. The writing is not what I had remembered but the story is great. It begins with a stereotypical power couple enjoying their upper middle class lifestyle when with a twist or two of fate the whole thing becomes a nightmare. Not great literature but a compelling story. If you liked The Firm then this is a great book for you.
  • Mr.Savik
This is believable and exciting. It is light reading. A nice "get-away book" with a message: "Don't compromise your principles."
  • Virtual
What I liked about The Job is its storyline, especially after 30% of the book. The characters are well-portrayed. Good story!
Geez this was one mean story. Just when you thought all was well, slam dunk time and it all just got worse, but knowing Kennedy it has to end OK, and thank god it did,but I sweated over this one!