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The Job af Douglas Kennedy
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The Job (udgave 1998)

af Douglas Kennedy (Forfatter)

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Ned Allen is a brilliant salesman. He knows it's true because everyone says it is. But working as an ad-salesman for a computer magazine isn't exactly glamorous and is incredibly high pressured. So when he is downsized, he turns to more morally dubious practices to maintain his lifestyle.
Medlem:mvollmers
Titel:The Job
Forfattere:Douglas Kennedy (Forfatter)
Info:Hyperion (1998), Edition: 1st, 400 pages
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This is a wonderful beach book. I loved it. It is truly a great read. Ned Allen is a go-getter sales maven. He loses his job and his wife and finds his life auguring down quickly. His first steps on the way back dip his toe into a huge corporate mess where bodies start to appear. The best thing about this book is Ned Allen. I was rooting for him from the first word to the last. According to my copy, this is Kennedy's second book. I'm off to find the first one! ( )
  susandennis | Jun 5, 2020 |
Salesman caught up in mafia ( )
  keithgordonvernon | Aug 19, 2017 |
Ace salesman Ned Allen is flying high as Sales Director for a New York computer magazine, but is fiercely ambitious and finds himself biting off more than he bargained when an old school acquaintance makes him an offer he can't refuse. The story has shades of The Firm by John Grisham, but is a well crafted story with a mostly believable plot and characters. It kept my attention and I read it quickly to find out how it ended. Recommended. ( )
  edwardsgt | Aug 22, 2010 |
Slow-starter, ended up very enjoyable. A salesman goes downhill. ( )
  kateiyzie | Jan 5, 2010 |
While the premise of this book may not be likely, after all the upheaval seen in business during the past few years, it could certainly happen. The story concerns Ned Allen, an ad salesman, earning a good salary (but who couldn't use more?) at a competitive computer magazine. When the magazine is sold, Ned's whole life turns upside down. He is left without what defined him: his job, which even though he didn't realize it, characterized his sense of self, including his moral convictions.

This is also a novel about what happens when we allow someone else to have more control of our lives than we ever ought to concede. This is true for Ned, but it is especially true for his wife whose future is dependent on what her husband thinks he should or shouldn't do without ever consulting her.

Ned's life takes a number of twists and turns before the book concludes. I was drawn into these events mostly because this whole scenario could happen to someone in Ned's position. I believe that it's a huge mistake for business, thanks to little else to show for itself other than greed, cannabalizes itself by continually having the larger companies feeding off the smaller ones. No one benefits from this except top company executives, and in the short term, stock holders. Consumers and employees are the big losers in this script as is very well described in The Job ( )
  sloepoque | Jan 4, 2009 |
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