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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Jan 26, Axel Ainglish rated it it was ok. I hope you can read the following — you can click on them for a larger image. Shaw takes our hero on irsin 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. Views Read Edit View history.

Irwin Shaw

My enjoyment from this book came from reading a contemporary story that reflects how life was before the Internet and cell phones. I wish my Religious Studies teacher at school had been this imaginative. All ngihtwork this is explained by the last chapter. Grimes grabs the money and, with it, the chance to remake his life.

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This was not as successful as the first series. Aug 05, Madeleine.

In the French StyleColumbia, By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Except the wicked step mother never enters the story to make trouble.


Nightwork by Irwin Shaw is an in the moment thriller about a hero stuck in a dead end lifestyle, how he comes upon a large sum of money and the adventures that ensue.

There was a problem adding your email address. Books by Irwin Shaw. He later claimed that the blacklist “only glancingly bruised” his career. It’s a great story that really zips along. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Forester story about commandos in occupied Norway and Easy Living about nughtwork football player unable to enter the game due to a medical nightwotk. The man who had nothing to lose is the toughest one to beat.

Shaw married Marian Edwards daughter of well-known screen actor Snitz Edwards. Fabian attacks one of the men and is shot in the process.

Nightwork by Irwin Shaw

I kept wondering how it was that Grimes could put such blind faith into Miles or even Evelyn. A master storyteller at the height of his game.

The rest of the book follows his travels to Switzerland–many good meals and bottles of wine. A quick read, sophisticated, upbeat, and very very entertaining. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it. From inside the book. He served with an Army documentary film unit.

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.

Lemons rated it really liked it. In he left the United States and went to Europe, where he lived nightwok 25 years, mostly in Paris and Switzerland. Not to have to keep on making it, with your own efforts or your own luck.


Reading of his exploits gambling with the wealthy patrons of the ski resorts made me recall the trip I once made to St Moritz looking for a big bridge game.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. My library Help Advanced Book Search. You are commenting using your Facebook account. MiniseriesMuseum of Broadcast Communications. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But in our uneasy time, when most of us hardly know where we stand, cannot say with confidence whether we are rising or falling, advancing or retreating, whether we are loved or hated, despised or adored, aplomb attains, at least for people like myself, a primary importance.

It comes through in Nighwork that Shaw is a great reader, so the following exchange comes as no surprise:. While in the hospital, Fabian confides to Grime that he had been cheating him and provides him with his bank account information. She insists on returning to America to raise their baby and it is through her insistence that he realizes that he also cannot live in Europe.

If everything were so easy, we could all be reach.