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    DOWNLOAD (The Mark and the Void) AUTHOR Paul Murray I just read SIX three star novels in a row and here is NUMBER SEVEN which I am not going to finish because 219 pages of Paul Murray’s extremely mild investment banker related humour is enough for me this year I would like to break the asphyxiating cycle of this middling 3 star morass by rating this one or two but I can’t It’s not bad it’s just not what I want It’s extremely readable but after a while it’s w

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    read æ eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Murray Paul Murray É 3 free read DOWNLOAD (The Mark and the Void) AUTHOR Paul Murray This book starts promisingly An author has apparently identified the ideal character for his next novel Claude is a Frenchman alienated from himself an outsider working in investment banking in the non place that is the International Financial Services Centre a tax haven unceremoniously dumped in the centre of Dublin peopled by international workers eating things like ‘panini fromage’ and staring at their phones Paul the aut

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    free download The Mark and the Void DOWNLOAD (The Mark and the Void) AUTHOR Paul Murray read æ eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Murray The Mark and the Void is a book about duplicity Small wonder then that it sets up dualities every step of the wayIt’s a book about financesand the arts It’s a tragedyand a comedy It’s about taking risksand playing it safe And in turns it’s serious and imaginativeand utterly messy and ridiculousHere in essence is the plot a

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    DOWNLOAD (The Mark and the Void) AUTHOR Paul Murray read æ eBook or Kindle ePUB É Paul Murray free download The Mark and the Void The good news is that the Murray's satire is funny in places it is so funny that I was that odd commuter chortling away to himself The topic Murray picked is ripe for a tragi comedy bankers working in Dublin post financial crises One in particular Claude on the run from parental disapproval lives a life of total isolation outside of work and

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    DOWNLOAD (The Mark and the Void) AUTHOR Paul Murray You wouldn't expect to find much humour in an Irish investment bank during the demise of the Celtic Tiger but Murray give us plenty When I started reading I thought here we go another book about an author trying to write a b

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    DOWNLOAD (The Mark and the Void) AUTHOR Paul Murray This is a hilarious and very important novel about how our financial well being essentially rests in the hands of gamblers aka the banking system Fate depends on where the moral compass is directed at any given moment in time The story is told through the eyes of French banker Claude whose personal circumstanc

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free download The Mark and the Void review The Mark and the Void Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Paul Murray É 3 free read Claude is a Frenchman who lives in Dublin His birthplace is famed as the city of lovers but so far love has always eluded him Instead his life revolves around the investment bank where he works And then one This book starts promisingly An author has apparently identified the ideal character for his next novel Claude is a Frenchman alienated from himself an outsider working in investment banking in the non place that is the International Financial Services Centre a tax haven unceremoniously dumped in the centre of Dublin peopled by international workers eating things like panini fromage and staring at their phones Paul the author tells Claude he wants to write a twenty first century Ulysses about the non people in this non place and Claude is to be his protagonistIf that was what the book was it would be a great book But actually Paul just wants to get close to Claude so he can figure out how to rob his bank Only Claude doesn t get itWhich might make sense if Claude was self obsessed or socially inept But Claude is neither of those things In other situations he shows sensitivity He is able to judge the mood of a meeting When he meets a government minister he immediately senses the suffering in the man and the burden of his responsibilities He is aware of what his friends are thinking and of how he disappointed his late father with his choice of career So when he s manipulated by Paul you end up feeling like you re watching a bad Seventies sitcom where the joke has gone on far longer than is plausible In fact Claude s voice doesn t sound like a French investment banker at all but like an Irish writer failing to imagine himself into the position of a French banker which I at first thought was part of the conceit but now I m not so sureThere are some nice observations and some funny set pieces in the book I did laugh out loud a few times at the insights into the oddness of the characters world and the absurdities of the financial markets But it is very uneven The office banter feels forced and unconvincing Claude and his chums talk about where to go for lunch and worry about what to wear on Casual Day and who to sleep with and how to furnish their homes It s Marian Keyes than Joyce but when Keyes does camaraderie the dialogue is sharp and funny and sizzles with subtext Here it just feels like you really are overhearing bored office workers with nothing to say or is that part of the conceit too There is inevitably a certain amount about politics and investment banking but I m not sure who will enjoy reading it If you ve followed the financial crisis and its aftermath you ll probably find Paul s na ve uestions and the characters simple answers a little frustrating Conversely if you ve lived through the past seven years and never even felt the urge to look up derivative on Wikipedia you re probably not too interested in learning about it now The novel feels like an early draft before the author has polished the good bits and cut the dull bits More profoundly it doesn t seem uite sure what it wants to be Is it a heightened absurdist take on the banking world peopled by megalomaniacs who are so fixated on making money that they don t even notice when someone is taking their office apart so they can burgle it right under their noses Or is it a thoughtful novel about nice people who somehow get mixed up in the murky world of finance and have to fight their way through the contradictionsFor me it doesn t uite do either I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley

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free download The Mark and the Void review The Mark and the Void Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Paul Murray É 3 free read Day he realizes he is being followed around by a pale scrawny man The man's name is Paul MurrayPaul claims to want to write a novel about Claude and Claude's heart sings Finally a chance to escape the drudge BABT What links the Bank of Torabundo an art heist a novel called For the Love of a Clown a four year old boy named after TV detective Remington Steele a lonely French banker a tiny Pacific island and a pest control business run by an ex KGB man You guessed itThe Mark and the Void is Paul Murray s madcap new novel of institutional folly following the success of his wildly original Skippy DiesWhile marooned at his banking job in the bewilderingly damp and insular realm known as Ireland Claude Martingale is approached by a down on his luck author Paul looking for his next great subject Claude finds that his life gets steadily exciting under Paul s fictionalizing influence he even falls in love with a beautiful waitress But can an investment banker be turned into a romantic hero even with a writer on his side And is Paul actually on Claude s side at allThe Mark and the Void is a stirring examination of the deceptions carried out in the names of art love and commerce and is also probably the funniest novel ever written about a financial crisis Claude is an investment banker living in Dublin but to novelist Paul he is inspirational 210 Novelist Paul shadows Claude at work but the banker may be a disappointment 310 Paul gives up on writing the Great Banking novel and Claude begins his own love story 410 Buped and dispirited Claude thinks Paul can help him with the waitress 510 Claude seeks Paul s help to woo Ariadne but things do not go as planned 610 Following Claude s humiliation with Ariadne he is ready to uit but Paul has other plans 710 Claude is broken hearted and Paul meets with a figure from his past who offers fresh hope 810 Claude tries to get over Ariadne but Paul pretends they are lovers to get a dinner invitation 910 Paul still will not write his novel and Claude s Bank takes bigger and bigger risks 1010 A bank collapses a heist is averted and Claude makes a daring decision

  • Hardcover
  • 466
  • The Mark and the Void
  • Paul Murray
  • en
  • 14 September 2018
  • 9780865477551