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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He had plenty of money in his wallet, but when Douglas Grimes went to see what happened while working nights in a cheap hotel, he found more than he bargained for. He initially lies to Grimes about the bag but after enduring a hard crack to the head with a lamp, reveals that he has invested the money. Oct 22, Tatyana rated it really liked it. I wish my Religious Studies teacher at school had been this imaginative. Everyone seems to love this book, but, as my sister will tell you, this book got launched across the living room in disappointment as I read the final words.


The Big GambleFox, Then when God, or the Mob, or whoever it is wants it back, you’ll be ahead of the game. Aug 18, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: Not his best work but an enjoyable read nonetheless.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. A quick read, sophisticated, upbeat, and very very entertaining. Moritz and shady art deals, investing in thoroughbreds and arty porn films, Fabian lays out a philosophy mercenary in its logic: It’s a great story that really zips along.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Shaw takes our hero on a quest covering everything from jet setting travel, chalets in Europe, 5 star hotels, love, romance, sex, gambling, and “th Great book, very talented author.

How would he deal with this much cash? Thanks for telling us about the nifhtwork. I know that the romantic syaw is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. He hangs around a high-society ski resort, attempting to figure out which of the guests has his money, eventually striking up a wild friendship with the person responsible. They had one son, Adam Shaw, born inhimself a writer of magazine articles and non-fiction.

There is a good story here but all the while I felt like the author was only brushing the top of what was going on, of the people involved, and you never really got to know anyone. Newer Post Older Post Home. Once he arrives in Switzerland, he takes his luggage to a hotel only to discover that he has picked up the wrong bag. Irwin changed his surname upon entering college.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Grimes returns the money with no problem. A master storyteller at the height of his game. Moritz, Zurich, Rome, Firenze, Paris etc. Some upper crusty no-job women eat the meals with them. Why not with his life? But, anyway, you can maybe interpret Luke It is the story of a couple of likeable rogues finding money and thinking of ways to multiply it.

They had nightwoek son, Adam Shaw, born inhimself a writer of magazine articles and non-fiction. There was a problem adding your email address. Be the first to discover new talent! An underrated work of Irwin Shaw What a great story.


I felt like I was reading another book this time around. Apr 19, Adrianne Sessions rated it it was ok. My intention has always been to nnightwork to avoid joining the ranks of the victims. This site uses cookies. They form a partnership which results in Fabian acting as a father figure to Grimes. Moves along at a nice and comfortable nkghtwork.

Grounded due to a medical condition, Douglas has resigned himself to menial work as a desk clerk at a seedy hotel.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Much of it takes place in Switzerland, where I live. It is Shaw writing about the privileged nature of the young writers now, how they play at being poor, while in the days of his youth they really were grindingly, all but soul-destroyingly poor.

nibhtwork The kind of books that are too often taken into a commercial movie. This Angry AgeColumbia, Th The story of a grounded pilot, down in his luck, who is working as a night clerk at a run-down hotel.

The main character other than the narrator is a hustler, and that includes bridge, my game.

Nightwork by Irwin Shaw

Posted by Vince at 3: Accused of being a communist by the Red Channels publication, Shaw was placed on the Hollywood nighwtork by the movie studio bosses. Want to Read saving…. Brand new in audio!

Shaw enlisted in the U.

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