Lifers [NOOK Book]

Overview

Three twentysomething guys who transitioned from collegiate underachieving to corporate bottom feeding sketch out a plan to make a grab for some dignity. They will rob the publishing house that employs their only stable member and insults him on a daily basis. Being the bright, perceptive fellows they are, they all quickly realize it isn't about the money. For Phil "Dub" Dublen, it's a pissed off statement against a dull, meaningless job. For self-styled poet Trim, it's a chance to actually be as outrageous and ...
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Lifers

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Overview

Three twentysomething guys who transitioned from collegiate underachieving to corporate bottom feeding sketch out a plan to make a grab for some dignity. They will rob the publishing house that employs their only stable member and insults him on a daily basis. Being the bright, perceptive fellows they are, they all quickly realize it isn't about the money. For Phil "Dub" Dublen, it's a pissed off statement against a dull, meaningless job. For self-styled poet Trim, it's a chance to actually be as outrageous and anarchic as he needs to be. For Trim's roommate Dan, it seems to be something he does for the same reason he does everything: to vent some anger, having nothing to do. By the time their master plan is all said and done, nothing has been solved, nothing is better, and nothing, really, has changed. And in the slightly fractured wisdom of the larcenous trio, this surpises none of them.
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Editorial Reviews

Bruce Allen
Midlife crises arrive early for the three young New Yorkers who aspire to lives of crime in this engaging, laid-back first novel ... Jeff Somers observes these amiable sociopaths with a funky wit that revs up nicely whenever the three friends are companionably abusing one another ...
Deborah Rysso
Three twentysomethings searching for quality of life in the big city are failing miserably at finding it at local watering holes and devitalizing jobs ... Somers’ dialogue is funny, his characters oddly likable, and his plot pleasingly unlikely, adding up to a highly entertaining if chillingly accurate reflection of the apathetic work ethics and life disappointments of Gen X postcollegiate dreamers.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013254633
  • Publisher: The Inner Swine
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,318,164
  • File size: 561 KB

Meet the Author

Jeff Somers was born in Jersey City, New Jersey; they have yet to name anything after him. He has published six novels, five of which (the Avery Cates series) people have actually read. He’s also published dozens of short stories, including “Ringing the Changes”, which was included in The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 edited by Scott Turow, and “sift, almost invisible, through” which was included in the anthology Crimes by Moonlight edited by Charlaine Harris. He maintains a blog at www.jeffreysomers.com where he sometimes reveals terrible secrets and then has to buy everyone’s silence.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    First chapter of Life Drops! PREVIEW

    I look out into the vast sky, then down. That was a mistake. I just can't help staring at how far away the ground is. "You can do it, Riverkit!" my friends Snakekit, Featherkit and Sunkit cheer. "Just jump!" Easy for them to say. Don't look down, don't look down. Breathe in, breathe out. I look down at Snakekit, his black fur glistening in the sunlight, green eyes warm and encouraging. "You can do it, Riverkit!" he cheers. I take a deep breath in, then jump, my body plummeting towards the ground.
    *end of preview* The full version is coming soon!
    -tah Drop

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