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The Mark and the Void 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 day he realizes he is being followed around, by a pale, scrawny man The man s name is Paul Murray.Paul claims to want to write a novel about Claude and Claude s heart sings Finally, a chance to escape the drudgery of his everyday office life, to be involved in writing, in art But Paul himself seems interested in where the bank keeps its money than in Claude and soon Claude realizes that Paul is not all he appears to be Best Download The Mark and the Void [ author ] Paul Murray [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. 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 wait a minute yes no yes the prawn cracker effect again you eat and eat and you 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 wait a minute yes no yes the prawn cracker effect again you eat and eat and you taste nothing, just a plasticky ambience in the mouth area, but you don t stop eating, no no no, there s nothing anyone could point out as being in any way unpleasant about prawn crackers, except to say you could be using your teeth for something else Now this is the follow up novel to Skippy Dies , which got a massive FIVE stars from me I loved that one to death Mr Murray got several character voices, all teenagers, so exactly right in that novel and so ...

  2. When the ship goes down, I want to be in Murray s skiff At least there will be laughter, love, generosity, poetry, and with any luck, a gulp of whiskey among us If you thought the financial meltdown and its aftermath was too complicated to understand, read Murray His account is a little like that fabled whiskey, warming and clear At the inevitable end, we wonder where our head was, to think we could carry on like that and not have a hangover The restaurant called Life is so loud, it takes When the ship goes down, I want to be in Murray s skiff At least there will be laughter, love, generosity, poetry, and with any luck, a gulp of whiskey among us If you thought the financial meltdown and its aftermath was too complicated to understand, read Murray His account is a little like that fabled whiskey, warming and clear At the inevitable end, we wonder where our head was, to think we could carry on like that and not have a hangover The restaurant called Life is so loud, it takes a few moments to realize it is almost empty Murray gives his reading audience almost everything we want in a modern novel a little mystery, a little romance, a little grand larceny He does not neglect important, relevant subjects like the isolation of lives wrapped in technological bubblewrap or the failure of the ...

  3. 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 thing...

  4. 4.5 , Murray, , Skippy Dies 2015 , ,,4.5 , Murray, , Skippy Dies 2015 , ,, ,Claude,Paul, Everyman Claude , Claude , myhotswaitress.com ,Igor, Lately I have watched excellent film about Paris, he says to Claude, by way ...

  5. 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 Dies.While marooned at his banking job in th 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 Dies.While marooned at his b...

  6. The Mark and the Void is a book about duplicity Small wonder, then, that it sets up dualities every step of the way.It s a book about finances and the arts It s a tragedy and a comedy It s about taking risks and playing it safe And, in turns, it s serious and imaginative and utterly messy and ridiculous.Here, in essence, is the plot a solitary French banker named Claude is working in Dublin for the Bank of Torabundo, an investment bank that prudently navigated the market crash and because The Mark and the Void is a book about duplicity Small wonder, then, that it sets up dualities every step of the way.It s a book about finances and the arts It s a tragedy and a comedy It s about taking risks and playing it safe And, in turns, it s serious and imaginative and utterly messy and ridiculous.Here, in essence, is the plot a solitary French banker named Claude is working in Dublin for the Bank of Torabundo, an investment bank that prudently navigated the market crash and because no deed goes unpunished is now headed by a conscience free new boss who chastises his e...

  7. This book did not hold my interest very well I shall give a full review at a later date.Enjoy and Be Blessed.

  8. 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 is therefore delighted when a writer approaches him to be the subject of his new novel.At its best the book does a great job of showing some of the b The good news is that the Murray s satire is funny, in places it is so funny that I was that odd commuter ch...

  9. 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 book, but it quickly turns into something considerablyinteresting The plot is somewhat improbable and the protagonists have strange ideas about life, yet they somehow combine in a series of comically excruciating events.I m looking forward to the Mary Cutlass revie You wouldn t expect to find much humour in an Irish in...

  10. I m not sure I can recall another novel which nudged into my imagination in quite the same way as The Mark and the Void It s a comic novel with a kernel of serious assertions, perhaps philosophic observation, at its center Hilarious situations and dialogue swirl around this center as huge storms encircle Jupiter Bits of Paul Murray s weightier views appear to have been torn from the novel s heavy core and can be encountered careening amidst the zany circulation around it.Murray s a funny writ I m not sure I can recall another novel which nudged into my imagination in quite the same way as The Mark and the Void It s a comic novel with a kernel of serious assertions, perhaps philosophic observation, at its center Hilarious situations and dialogue swirl around this center as huge storms encircle Jupiter Bits of Paul Murray s weightier views appear to have been torn from the novel s heavy core and can be encountered careening amidst the zany circulation around it.Murray s a funny writer He s created dialogue and circumstances and outlandish characters that ll make you smile and might make the bubble of a laugh rise in you It s a novel of the recent financial crisis but located in Dublin where Claude Martingale is an analyst in the taxing work of making money for clients while rival banking institutions are ground out of existence beneath the groundswell of colossal failure In the opening pages, at the outer rim of the swirling burlesque, we have Cl...