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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It is the story of a couple of likeable rogues finding money and thinking of ways to multiply it.

Irwin Shaw

Shaw takes our hero on a quest covering everything from jet setting travel, chalets in Europe, 5 star hotels, love, romance, sex, gambling, and “the high life” as he knows it. In case you’re also wondering, let me state plainly that I don’t have the faintest idea.

Shaw was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author nightwrk written nighwork have sold more than 14 million copies. After helping his brother with a risky business start-up, he heads off to Switzerland. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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A man hsaw into possession only somewhat legally of a good deal of money, and then runs from anyone who might come looking for it. More meals and travel through Europe.


Writing nihtwork like a contact sport, like football. Irwin changed his surname upon entering college. Shaw married Marian Edwards. Oct 22, Tatyana rated it really liked it. Army and was a warrant officer during World War II. This is exactly what happened to Douglas Grimes on that physical when the doctor said that he can not be a pilot anymore. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Some upper crusty no-job women eat the meals with them. New York Times Bestseller: By continuing to use this website, ahaw agree to their use.

He served with an Army documentary film unit. It comes through in Nighwork that Shaw is a great reader, so the following exchange comes as no surprise: Fabian, the hustler, totally rings true.

Nov 20, Allison marked it as to-read Shelves: Jan 29, Jeff Cohen rated it it was amazing. Fabian, the hustler, here are lots of personal reasons for my declining to take my nose out of this over the couple of days it took to read.

In time Fabian takes charge of both Grimes and his money–invests it in a film, a horse, a Tintoretto and high living all over and even if the woolly story is a little hard to buy, it’s spendthrift entertainment with all those alluring go-with-its. MiniseriesIrdin of Broadcast Communications.

Shaw was as good as anyone at moving a story along, but he was head-and-shoulders above most writes of popular fiction. But Grimes is no Tom Ripley. Retrieved from ” https: What does a simple night worker at a hotel when he suddenly becomes rich?


There was a problem adding your email address. On the continent, Grimes falls in with an unlikely mentor: You won’t fold early.

But he met Fabian and his life starts to look really interesting. It was an okay book – nothing to right home about – which is why it took me so long to read – but since my FIL recommended, I did feel obligated and thought it would give me something of interest outside of gambling to talk about with him It’s a great story that really zips along.

This site uses cookies. Douglas grabs the money and, with it, the chance to remake his life. As far as I could ever see, the people who avoided being victims had at least one thing in common. 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.

As wiki puts it: I really enjoyed this book.