Customer Reviews for

The Up and Comer

Average Rating 4.5
( 18 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2001


    New York lawyer Philip Randall thinks he has it all, a position with one of Manhattan's top law firms, a beautiful and wealthy wife, and a mistress on the side. He is used to shopping in the best stores, dining in the finest restaurants, and attending the hottest parties, but this is about to change when a person from his past enters his life and threatens to change everything he has worked for. While out with friends, Philip and his wife Tracey run into a high school buddy, Tyler Mills, and what seems on the surface a coincidental meeting turns out be something much darker, for Tyler, recovering from a suicide attempt, has created a plan, one that will make him rich, and destroy another man's life. Several days after their 'chance' encounter, Tyler confronts Philip and demands a large sum of money for his silence... As Tyler explains he has been watching Philip, and he is aware of the affair he is having with his best friend's wife. Not taking the threats serious, Philip ignores Tyler's warnings, but once the phone calls, faxes, and emails start, he realizes Tyler means business. Determined to keep his secrets safe Philip agrees to make the payment, but he himself has a plan, one that will rid him of Tyler for good. What ensues is a twisted battle for survival that raises one the winner REALLY a winner? 'The Up And Comer' is a darkly funny, fast-paced thriller that raises serious questions about morality. Howard Roughan has written - much in the style of Bret Easton Ellis - a novel that takes flawed characters, throws them into the glitz and glamour of Manhattan, and chronicles just how far someone will go to get everything they want. 'The Up And Comer' is sure to be a bestseller, as well as one of the summer's most talked about books. Nick Gonnella

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1