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Es me want to read Starr The book that launched jason starr s career and the launched Jason Starr s career and the that got me hooked onto his dark crime noir style of writingAll his protagonists are creepy devious and vil Yet you can t seem to avoid rooting for them to get out of their predicamentsThe closest author I can think of who most resembles his works and characters is Patricia Highsmith and her famous Talented Mr Tom Ripley character Darkly comic take of a deluded gotist making some very bad decisions highly readableCold Caller is Jason Starr s 1997 debut and is classified as American noir specifically hard boiled white collar noir and Having Read Very Little Of The Genre I Wasn T read very little of the genre I wasn t uite what to xpect Whilst I am not sure that I Warehouse Management enjoyed the novel or would recommend it I certainly couldn t stop reading and that certainly says something Why Firstly due to how bizarre it seemed and secondly due to the wryly amusing serial lying and immoral protagonist whose first person narrative makes him strangelyasy to I Little Slave empathise withBill Moss is in hisarly thirties and should have been somebody in the world of advertising up until losing his job as a VP of marketing at a major New York agency two years arlier Taking a job as a cold caller at a telemarketing firm was only supposed to be earlier Taking a job as a cold caller at a telemarketing firm was only supposed to be temporary stopgap and despite his aptitude for the job he considers it well beneath him Unfulfilled and fed up renting a cramped apartment with Julie the whining girlfriend who is holding him back a disastrous commute and the petty bureaucracy of his line manager sees him snap But when the unexpected upshot results in being promoted to the assistant to the officious telemarketing manager Bill is in no doubt that his time has come and is already dreaming of his swift return to his old career But Bill smart and well ducated with an MBA has big plans and when his fat headed manger Ed O Brien throws a spanner in the works he succumbs to his fury and starts to take out anything standing in his wayBill is the ultimate unreliable narrator and very THIEME Atlas of Anatomy economical with the truthven to himself A deluded gotist with an iceberg size chip of his shoulder his narrative withholds the reason he lost his job and portrays. Rea He's got a bad case of the urban blues Still he's good at his work and he thinks about to be promoted when out of the blue he's fi. Cold Caller

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Those that surround him through his own very biased perspective There is little objective about his make up and his belief that he is right is unfailing with those that disagree ither simply stupid or jealous of his talent However his dedication to his work cannot be faulted and terms of productivity and hours worked his record after promotion is stellarWhilst I wouldn t particularly categorise the book as a thriller given there is nothing too surprising about #Bill s downward spiral as his lies half heartedly makes an #s downward spiral as his lies half heartedly makes an to cover up his crimes and deals with the unforeseen conseuences it is undoubtedly a compelling Although it takes until the way mark for Bill to actually despatch his boss the build up to it is hugely Way of the Shaman entertaining as from the get go he is a loose canon heading towards a disaster given the size of hisgo and lack of conscienceIn parts the story reminded me of a calmer and less gratuitous version on American Psycho whilst at others I struggled to follow the protagonists random chain of thought which saw him incensed by the petty bureaucracy of his telemarketing job at one moment to fantasising about prostitutes the next I did feel that Bill s relationship with Julie a needy Gallowglass embarrassment to womenverywhere added little to the story and was noticeably less tense than any of the time he spent in the workplaceThe The Inclusion Imperative ending is near perfect and a satisfying resolution to a short slick and blackly comic novel and Cold Caller is an atmospheric and crazy look at a telemarketer releasing his frustrations in the mostxtreme of ways A short novel of cynical suspense that leaves a lasting impression and the memory of an unforgettable character whose The Public-Private Partnership Handbook engaging narrative makes him oddly likeableSo whilst I wouldn t actively seek out any of this authors books I would definitely read another it if the opportunity arose I thoroughlynjoyed this thriller Cold Caller was fast paced had dark humour and felt like a bit of a tame version of American Psycho at times This was really asy to listen to in audiobook format and I found myself taking it around the house with me all day as I couldn t stop listening to itI borrowed this through Kindle Unlimited. Red So Bill snaps and the next thing he knows he has a dead supervisor on his hands and problems no career counselor can help him with. Cold Caller Dark White Collar NoirCold Caller by Jason Starr has been dubbed white collar noir and having read and njoyed his short thriller it is asy to see why it has dubbed white collar noir and having read and njoyed his short thriller it is A Home of Another Kind easy to see why it has that tag Cold Caller gets darker the you read and the you read theasier it is to identify with Bill Moss If you have The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy ever worked in a call centre those soul destroying places that are the modern satanic mills then you will closely identify with what Starr has writtenspecially about some of the daft rules that are in placeBill Moss used to be important in advertising but he had to now work in a call centre while trying to get back in
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the advertising He kept seeing idiots being promoted while was stuck in his cubicle making the contacts for the sales team When humiliated by his line manager the seeds of destruction were sown in his mindAt the same time Bill s world with his girlfriend Julie was starting to unravel as was African Successes, Volume I every other aspect of his life His work was stifling him his girlfriend was stifling him and he was slowly reacting against it When workers were being let go he thought he too would be shown the door but somehownded up being promoted The he wanted to rise in the job the willing he was to kill his boss Ed to get there and destroy the Trigger Samaniego 1 (Stallion, evidence in the processEven after murdering Ed Bill s life really does spiral out of control until he has no control over his life whatsoever Even at thend we see the cycle of offending start again Lehrbuch Der Physiologie even though things will be a rather lot harder for himCold Caller is a well written scary noir story with somexcellent twists that leave you guessing all the way to the Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. end This thriller is both dark and funny at the same time set in a world where a great many people can identify with Bill Moss Anxcellent addition to the American Noir shelves a book that you will regret not reading sooner This is Starr s first novel At times the prose struck me as ither overly mannered or overly amateurish but overall he turns in a great performance updating the conventions of the classic noir tale to familiar and believable contemporary NYC surroundings The nding is a surprise but also the only possible and fitting conclusion This one mak. Once Bill Moss was a rising VP at a topflight ad agency but now he works as a cold caller at a telemarketing firm in the Times Suare

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