Joe ‘Jimmy’ Hendrick, thirty-nine, husband to Jane and father to Tom, is a middle-ranking civil servant with an expanding waistline, a receding hairline, and a desperate desire to escape his monotonous life. Every day he commutes from his home in Harrow to his cubicle on the seventh floor of a faceless building in Victoria Street, where he has worked in the exact same jobJoe ‘Jimmy’ Hendrick, thirty-nine, husband to Jane and father to Tom, is a middle-ranking civil servant with an expanding waistline, a receding hairline, and a desperate desire to escape his monotonous life. Every day he commutes from his home in Harrow to his cubicle on the seventh floor of a faceless building in Victoria Street, where he has worked in the exact same job for the previous ten years without promotion or pay rise. He spends his working hours day-dreaming about breaking free and devoting his life to a more fulfilling cause, but a combination of inertia and fear always seem to get the better of him…until the day he is suspended from work. Finding himself temporarily unemployed, and with four weeks to kill until his investigation hearing, Jimmy embarks upon a quest to find his dream career; a career that will finally give him the satisfaction he craves, allowing him to be at peace with himself and his place in the world. Unfortunately for Jimmy, the journey is not without its fair share of roadblocks... Career Break is a darkly humorous tale about a thirty-something man embarking upon a journey of self-discovery. Both poignant and funny, the story delves into the vagaries of the male psyche as it approaches middle-age, exploring some of the anxieties and fears that many men encounter at some point in their lives. The novel will appeal to readers who enjoy the work of Nick Hornby, Tony Parsons and David Nicholls; accessible fiction that successfully crosses genres including lad-lit, romance and comedy....
|Title||:||Career Break: One man's search for happiness|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Career Break: One man's search for happiness Reviews
"Well worth reading"Every character in this book reminded me of someone I know. Every situation was familiar and beautifully observed, whether it was funny, sad or tragic. If you're looking for a book that's a bit different from the run-of-the mill, then this is it. You're bound to take something positive from it.
I'm rating Career Break 3 and a half stars. There's a good story in here and a good message as well. Unfortunately, I felt like the actual story didn't really start until about a quarter of the way into the book. The beginning was bogged down in too much telling and back story for my taste. The pages could have been better filled with showing the main character in the present. Now to the positives. The book was easy to read, which was probably the main reason I persisted with it. Once I got to the half way mark, I was pleasantly surprised with the story. My advice to you if you are considering picking up this book is to give it a try!