The Corruption of Michael Levitt

The Corruption of Michael Levitt

by Joel Levine

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The Corruption of Michael Levitt by Joel Levine

"The Corruption of Michael Levitt" is a rollicking ride through life seen through the eyes of Michael Levitt--Harvard Law School graduate and survivor of his Long Island childhood.
It's a story of a bright but naïve guy who, while trying to make it in this world is, with the best of intentions, gradually corrupted by the universe in which he exists.
As Michael moves from the high pressure life of an associate in a prestigious New York law firm to the uncharted playground of Miami, the reader is caught up in Michael's personal and professional fast times. Readers will follow Michael through the maze that becomes his life—underworld business dealings, sex, drugs, friends and enemies, and ultimately murder- enjoying his perceptive, often hilarious view of his own situation.

Michael Levitt's universe is populated by flawed characters and aberrant behavior. The novel is a great read for anyone who just started out anywhere…For anyone who is a lawyer or knows, likes or hates lawyers… Anyone who wants to lose themselves in a decade long saga of hope, ambition, angst, sex, friendship and betrayal…For those who appreciate complex schemes and scams and enjoy laughing at the strangest circumstances...For People who enjoy an intelligent, entertaining and engrossing read and want a book they can’t put down.

The story, while totally unique, feels something like a John Grisham/Woody Allen Odyssey.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032941262
Publisher: Joel Levine
Publication date: 12/21/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 548 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joel Levine was born in Brooklyn New. He attended Syosset High School, SUNY Buffalo '63 and graduated from Harvard Law School '66. After law school he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Venezuela. He practiced law in New York; Partnered in running a successful law firm in Miami; Was a principal in one of the largest real estate companies in the southeast United States; and was President and CEO of LA based Gibraltar Entertainment, executive producing twelve movies and a television series. Presently, Joel is a Mediator and Arbitrator based in Miami handling a variety U.S. and international matters. He always had a penchant for writing, but had more of a penchant for supporting his dysfunctional family and had to earn a living at an early age.

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The Corruption of Michael Levitt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Arthur_Hall More than 1 year ago
I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for something a little more edgy and uncomfortable than the typical novel. At $3.99 I thought I might as well give this book a shot. It got a few good reviews and I figured, "Why not?". It was a great decision. From the very beginning I was immersed in a well-told story of a man coming from a rough background into a rougher world. I look forward to reading it again sometime and know that I will never forget some of its scenes.
ProfBarry More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed every page; Can't tell if Michael Levitt is a true anti-hero or true hero, but can someone be both at the same time?
Nathan322 More than 1 year ago
The Corruption of Michael Levitt is a wonderfully written novel that keeps you yearning for more. It leaves you raw yet fulfilled; saddened yet elated; Difficult to describe but wonderful to read.
Richard88 More than 1 year ago
After brilliantly recounting the extraordinary pain of law school, and unusual aspects of his childhood, Michael Levitt's life in the real world begins. The reader is taken on an mesmerizing journey with which we all can identify. From the hilarious difficulties of landing our first job to awkward first love, friendship and business encounters, we are drawn into transfixed transformation of ML from a naïve young man trying hard in a hostile world to an endearing criminal genius who never stops struggling for success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sped along and was fun and exciting.. Actually, just the way I picture a lawyer's life lol Anyways, if you want an adventure alongside a twisted crafty lawyer, give this book a shot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engrossing story. Difficult to put down. Had to finish in order to sleep since I couldn't wait to see what happens next. Movies quickly. Totally different from anything I've read although its a bit like a modern day "Catcher in the Rye." And surprisingly funny.
JeffreyCalvery23 More than 1 year ago
Blown Away. Joel Levine is a relatively new author, yet I am very impressed with his compelling, exciting and potentially controversial novel—The Corruption of Michael Levitt. The humor is non-stop, the characters are appealing, and the unpredictable twists and turns keep you hungry for more. I couldn’t put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great adventure. Levine captures NYC and especially Miami in a way only John Anderson ("Seminole Wind") makes me feel.
SophieCole More than 1 year ago
Great Surprise. As a female in my late 20's, I read alot of chick lit. A friend read "The Corruption of Michael Levitt" and really liked it, so I thought I'd give it a shot, even though this isn't the type of book I'd usually check out. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the fast paced story and the lead character Michael Levitt. Life is an adventure--and Levitt has plenty of them. Really funny and out of the ordinary.
Demerest1980 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful journey! Relatable, funny, unpredictable. Totally engrossing from the time we meet Michael Levitt through the most peculiar paths he travels. Only a joyously devious mind could create this story. Particularly love the social interactions and business schemes. Kind of envy Levitt's life.
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