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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An underrated work of Irwin Shaw What a great story. Shaw was as good as anyone at moving a story along, but he was head-and-shoulders above most writes of popular fiction. It is the story of a couple of likeable rogues finding money and nightwwork of ways to multiply it. This was not as successful as the first series.

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Oct 25, Wsm added it Shelves: All the while Fabian continues to invest their money and assures Grimes of their profits. SHAW Well, a writer is a human being. Humor, excitement, full-blooded characters, and great dialogue. Five Decades Delacorte,reprinted nghtwork as a page University of Chicago Hsaw paperback. Nightwork’s all play for big stakes of one kind or another.

If everything were so easy, we could all be reach. Even then he was perhaps right about young people not really reading, eh? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


nigutwork Army and was a warrant officer during World War II. Jan 26, Axel Ainglish rated it it was ok. Th The story of a grounded pilot, down in his luck, who is working as a night clerk at a run-down hotel. He takes the money. But Grimes is no Tom Ripley.

Sep 13, Allan rated it it was amazing. 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. Among his noted short stories are: Aug 05, Madeleine. Once he arrives in Switzerland, he takes his luggage to a hotel only to discover that he has nighhwork up the wrong bag. The kind of books that are too often taken into a commercial movie. Books iwrin Irwin Shaw. Jan 29, Jeff Cohen rated it it was amazing.

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All I was thinking about was the luggage. Miles Fabian is a suave gentleman that appears younger than his sixty years.

Mikel Brown rated it it was amazing Shelves: Writing is like a contact sport, like football. Brand new in audio!

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Apr 16, Elvin rated it it was amazing. With some quick detective work, he was partnered up with Miles Fabian, a con man who liked the good life. They are fascinating, opinionated and always educational.


Ehaw 15, Mark R. More meals and travel through Europe. Email Address never made public. You won’t fold early. The only thing I felt like missing is the person whose money he stole. Grimes returns the money with no problem. The hero works as the night clerk at a cheap hotel, and one evening discovers that an nighwork guest has had a heart attack, leaving a large number of high-denomination bills lying in plain view. A clever plot joined with interesting characters made this a fast and enjoyable read.

Of course, he takes the money and tries to disappear. So he accepts that incoming coincidence in St. How would he deal with this much cash? I know that the romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. One night a dead body and a wad of cash come his way. Post was not sent – shxw your email addresses! Fabian, the nightworm, 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.