Monday, November 16, 2015
The Gold Club Book Review
The Gold Club by David Haskell
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Ted Ward has had enough. He's sick of getting passed over by the Sahara corporation, tired of being Mr. Nice Guy all the time, and fed up with a life of endless drudgery. Determined to line his own pockets for once, Ted doles out preferential treatment to select Sahara clients and turns his cubicle into a lucrative, members-only gold club.
Ted's club launches members out of obscurity and into the limelight. But when Sahara's CEO Dennis Hamm schemes to disrupt Ted's VP club and make off with the profits, can Ted escape financial devastation and achieve his dream?
Review by Brittany:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
The first thing I noticed about this novel is that it has some humor in it that caught me off guard. Ted is a bit of a funny character, and this author throws in little stabs of humor throughout the book.
This book also delves deeply into the Gold Club that Ted is building. It outlines his plan on how to make money and the ways he abuses the system to give clients certain privileges. As his operation grows, he needs to incorporate more people, and this author did well with breaking down what type of people would be needed to hold up each end of the operation. The knowledge displayed seemed right on point and continued that way throughout the entire novel. There was also good suspense and some action at the end to appease those looking for a thrilling crime novel.
One area in which I felt the book was lacking was in character and relationship development. Aside from very shallow and basic characterization, the author does not give the reader much to go on. I didn't feel like I knew anything about the characters or the relationships they were building, so I didn't get attached to characters or care about them. This is something that I look for in books I read, so I would have liked to have seen more of this. There was a character death in the book that would have had more impact had the author done more development of his characters.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It's not one that's going to make you love characters or draw you in emotionally, but it's an interesting take on what success can do to people and how corporations could manipulate that success.