(Cold Caller) [PDF] é Jason Starr
Crazy ook at a telemarketer releasing his frustrations in the most extreme of ways A short novel of cynical suspense that The New Baby leaves aasting impression and the memory of an unforgettable character whose engaging narrative makes him oddly Wild Streak likeableSo whilst I wouldn t actively seek out any of this authors books I would definitely read another it if the opportunity arose Jason Starr is the kind of solid dependable thriller writer i can get behind Kinda trashy but deceptively astute incredibly well plotted sharp funny and really dark In this one you re not exactly rooting for the character he s a scumbucket but there s something about him that you sympathise with It s a neat trick and his slow moral descent is pretty funny and frighteningly realistic Not sure if it jumped the shark at the end A total page turner though Cold Caller Dark White Collar NoirCold Caller by Jason Starr has been dubbed white collar noir and having read and enjoyed his short thriller it is easy to see why it has attracted that tag Cold Caller gets darker the you read and the you read the easier it is to identify with Bill Moss If you have 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 written especially 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 to the advertising world He kept seeing idiots being promoted while was stuck in his cubicle making the contacts for the sales team When humiliated by hisine 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 every other aspect of his P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, life His work was stifling him his girlfriend was stifling him and he was slowly reacting against it When workers were beinget go he thought he too would be shown the door but somehow ended 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 evidence in the processEven after murdering Ed Bill s Say Youll Stay And Marry Me life really does spiral out of control until he has no control over hisife whatsoever Even at the end we see the cycle of offending start again even though things will be a rather Rafaellos Mistress lot harder for himCold Caller is a well written scary noir story with some excellent twists thateave you guessing all the way to the 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 An excellent addition to the American Noir shelves a book that you will regret not reading sooner. 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) PDF é Jason Starr
Athise withBill Moss is in his early thirties and should have been somebody in the world of advertising up until The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, losing his job as a VP of marketing at a major New York agency two years earlier Taking a job as a cold caller at a telemarketing firm was only supposed to be a 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 hisine 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 educated 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 economical with the truth even to himself A deluded egotist with an iceberg size chip of his shoulder his narrative withholds the reason he Rascal lost his job and portrays those that surround him through his own very biased perspective There isittle objective about his make up and his belief that he is right is unfailing with those that disagree either 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 ies half heartedly makes an effort to cover up his crimes and deals with the unforeseen conseuences it is undoubtedly a compelling ride Although it takes until the half way mark for Bill to actually despatch his boss the build up to it is hugely entertaining as from the get go he is a oose canon heading towards a disaster given the size of his ego and What Would You Like? lack of conscienceIn parts the story reminded me of a calmer andess 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 embarrassment to women everywhere added Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, little to the story and was noticeablyess tense than any of the time he spent in the workplaceThe ending is near perfect and a satisfying resolution to a short slick and blackly comic novel and Cold Caller is an atmospheric and. 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.
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The plot is easy to followand narrative crisp and clearbut sorry something is missing for meProbably I have a deja vu feeling that I ve read this kind beforeReading it again may give me a different impression The book that Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, launched Jason Starr s career and the book that got me hooked onto his dark crime noir style of writingAll his protagonists are creepy devious and evil 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 I always knew that telemarketers were sociopaths I knew it I knew it I knew it I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller Cold Caller was fast paced had dark humour and feltike a bit of a tame version of American Psycho at times This was really easy to Friend Foe listen to in audiobook format and I found myself taking it around the house with me all day as I couldn t stopistening to itI borrowed this through Kindle Unlimited COLD CALLER is one of those books that gets better the times I read itThe dialogue is crisp clever and portrays the mindset of ead character Bill in perfect clarity From his deluded thoughts of justice to his misguided sense of right and wrong author Jason Starr manages to make Bill s rationale honest whilst being eually murderous As far as white collar noir goes COLD CALLER is right up there The plot is bullet riddled with acts of easy viol This is Starr s first novel At times the prose struck me as either 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 ending is a surprise but also the only possible and fitting conclusion This one makes me want to read Starr Jason Starr s first novel is short dark unsettling and awkwardly funny Bill Moss has big plans for getting his career back on track and no one is going to get in his way So what if he has to murder a few people They are really in the way and totes deserve it Darkly comic take of a deluded egotist 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 ittle of the genre I wasn t sure uite what to expect Whilst I am not sure that I 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 ying and immoral protagonist whose first person narrative makes him strangely easy to emp. 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