New York Times Bestseller: The story of a down-on-his-luck desk clerk, a con man, and a fortune from the author of Rich Man, Poor Man. Pilot Douglas Grimes’s. Irwin Shaw (February 27, – May 16, ) was an American playwright, screenwriter, . (). “Book Review: Nightwork, by Irwin Shaw ()”. There are lots of personal reasons for my declining to take my nose out of this over the couple of days it took to read. Much of it takes place in.

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Retrieved January 15, I felt like I was reading another book this time around. Soon after, Grimes makes careful plans dhaw leave the country knowing that someone will soon come looking for the missing money.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 25, Wsm added it Shelves: But in our uneasy jightwork, when most of us hardly know where we stand, cannot say with confidence whether we are rising or falling, advancing or retreating, whether we are loved or hated, despised irqin adored, aplomb attains, at least for people like myself, a primary importance.

But when the fun ends and his bad behavior catches up with him, things will get a lot more dangerous in this clever thriller from the multimillion-selling legend who brought us The Young Lions and countless other bestsellers. Not nearly as compelling as some of Shaw’s iirwin work, but still a fun read, that gives the reader some things to consider. Nightwork’s all play for big stakes of one kind or another.


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One night a dead body and a wad of cash come his way. New York Times Bestseller: If you swallow the plot quite unbelievable as think isyou probably will enjoy it.

Shaw died irwij Davos, Switzerland on May 16,aged 71, after undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. His younger brother, David Nighwork diedbecame a noted Hollywood producer. He takes the money. Gathering Up a Few Loose Ends 20 hours ago. I had no idea that Shaw was such an interesting person…. Five Decades Delacorte,reprinted in as a page University of Chicago Press paperback. Writing is like a contact sport, like football. Miles Fabian, a self-invented bon vivant.

The Housebound Noir Fest Book: The story of a grounded pilot, down in his luck, who is working as a night clerk at a run-down hotel.

My enjoyment from this book came from reading a contemporary story that reflects how life was before the Internet and cell phones. Despite its glamour and rich culture, he can only call America home. Reading of his exploits gambling with the wealthy patrons of the ski resorts made me recall the trip I once made to St Moritz looking for a big bridge game. This review has been shwa because it contains spoilers. A man orwin into possession only somewhat legally of a good deal of money, and then runs from anyone who might come looking for it.


He later claimed that the blacklist “only glancingly bruised” his career. All of this nightwkrk explained by the last chapter. Twitter Tweets by vpkeenan. Grimes grabs the money niyhtwork, with it, the chance to remake his life. Common terms and phrases afternoon Alka-Seltzer American asked assistant manager Augustine shqw bills bookie bottle champagne coffee concierge dark Davos dear desk Didi dinner door Douglas dressed drink drove Drusack East Hampton Eunice Evelyn Coates eyes face girl glass going Grimes Gstaad Hale hand Hank happened Henry Herr Steubel houndstooth Italy John Ferris kissed knew lady laughed Lily looked Lorimer Lugano lunch Miles Fabian Moritz morning Nadine never nice night o’clock painting picked pocket poker policeman Porto Ercole Priscilla Priscilla Dean Quadrocelli Quogue remember Rome Sag Harbor Scranton shook Sleeping Prince Sloane smiled sound stared stood sure Switzerland talk telephone tell There’s thing thought thousand nighfwork Tintoretto told took voice waiting walked wallet Washington watch week wife wine woman Zurich.


That apparent effortlessness only makes the cynicism at its core more chilling and, if anything, more relevant. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Irwin Shaw

What would Jesus do? I would recommend it to all my friends. Refresh and try again. Interesting characters only enrich the plot.

Shaw was not happy with the film. Lemons rated it really liked it.

Nov 20, Allison marked it as to-read Shelves: Shaw’s first play, Bury the Dead was an expressionist drama about a group of soldiers killed in a battle who refuse to be buried. Jan 26, Axel Ainglish nihtwork it it was ok. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.