[Paranoia] E–pub Þ Joseph Finder



Guous ending another literary risk and it just didn t go as smoothly as the other highbrow tricks that make this novel so incredible As it stands the novel doesn t have loose ends it s got an Oriental rug that comes unraveled all at once Expect to spend a good deal of time mulling over the ending You probably won t get anywhere but you ll do it anywayAs with all good thrillers Finder packs a whole lot of twists turns red herrings blue herrings mysterious gurus ather igures and a whole plethora of wonderful minor characters Antwoine deserves his own book to be sure into
pages Don t let the stop you Read this Tightly constructed plot but little else going or it I ll admit that halfway through the book hooked me and I couldn t put it down but it reads like a cheap Hollywood thriller no character development half realized characters and stilted dialogue The ending in particular is easy to see coming and then the book just stops allowing little resolution What resolution is there is undercut by the main character acting out of what little character you ve managed to divine A ine summer read but little else I Read This Book read this book year but I never gave it a mention on GR although it well deserves itI hope the reader has enough energy to match what the author put into his writing #The pace never lets up and even though you ind yourself exhausted drained burning out you still have #pace never lets up and even though you NYCTaxiCabTales.com: Taxi Stories from streets of NYC find yourself exhausted drained burning out you still have turn the pageFinder also does a good job of getting into the head of a young cocky smart ass whoinds himself over his head I ve read a couple of this author s books and this one s my The Wrong Side of the Bed favorite This book got me in the beginning BUT WHY is the F word used so often in the Dialogue it turns me right off There is no needor it a 1 had been wanting to read this author The Alvin Ho Super Collection: Books 1-4 for a while disappointe. All he has to do to keep it that way is betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in But when he tries to break offrom his controllers he inds he's in way over his head trapped in a world in which nothing is as it seems and no one can really be trusted And then the real nightmare begins.
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The latter or we wouldn t have a novelParanoia grabs you rom the "beginning and refuses to let go "As With Any Competent Thriller "with any competent thriller or "and refuses to let go As with any competent thriller techno or the plot and the pacing are strong but that s not where the true strength of Finder s book lies He uses subtle tricks to give insight into the characters couches his moral lessons in dialogue they do scrape close to the surface at times but nothing hits you in the The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (Cat Who... face with a dead haddock and generally turns the whole thing into the kind of technothriller that Frederick Exley or Barry Hannah might have written had they the inclinationI was struck atirst with the idea that the book s use of profanity was gratuitous but once I Tempting Faith Di Napoli figured out what Finder was doing I took a second look and realized he was working with the precision of a jeweler Every time you think the prose seems a little off kilter profane or not take another look There s under the surface than there seems to be What this results in is characters drawn strongly here than in almost any moderniction if Stephen King is the undisputed master of any modern iction if Stephen King is the undisputed master of characters in a ew lines Finder has uickly become the main understudySo why am I not hailing this the most brilliant novel to come down the pike since Kathe Koja last released something Because I m still not sure about the ending I got to the bottom of page 423 turned it over The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way fully expecting there to be aew sentences and blank space I practically growled at the book I simultaneously can t wait to see and dread what Hollywood is going to do to the end of this when it gets ilmed And or the record no one but Brian Dennehy can possibly play Nick Wyatt Given everything I ve said above I get the eeling I missed something along the way in that last chapter but there s a part of me that thinks Finder tried the classic ambi. Rion Systems They train him They eed him inside information Now at Trion he's a star skyrocketing to the top He inds he has talents he never knew he possessed He's rich drives a Porsche lives in a abulous apartment and works directly or the CEO He's dating the girl of his dreams His life is perfect And. .
The Way of Women for the most partFinder doesor the technothriller what Hammett did or the mystery novel though he s still something of a neophyte in places Paranoia is a shining example of the idea that literate subtlety will always beat straight genre writing no matter what the genreAdam Cassidy is your basic punk He spends his ree time drinking and doing drugs and his work hours trying to The Dream of Water: A Memoir find ways to do as little as possible Heeels comfortable hanging out with the loading dock crew than he does in his cubicle at Wyatt Industries being a low level marketing goon Because of that when the loading dock The Bravest Cat! foreman gets ready to retire Cassidy decides to screw his company and give the guy the best possible send off so he pulls a couple of the appropriate numbers and gets the affair catered Problem is he s not uite aware of the scope of the catering and when the bill hits the desk Cassidy s head is about to roll Nick Wyatt the almost cartoonishly evil chairman of the company gives Cassidy a choice either go to jailor embezzlement or go to work The Slammer: The Crisis In Canada's Prison System for their main competitor Trion Systems and get the dirt on a top secret Trion project Needless to say Cassidy chooses. Adam Cassidy is twenty six and a low level employee at a high tech corporation who hates his job When he manipulates the system to do something niceor a The Great Race friend heinds himself charged with a crime Corporate Security gives him a choice prison or become a spy in the headuarters of their chief competitor