Sunday, April 24, 2011

Check it Out: The Job by Craig Davis

Hi guys! I've got two things to recommend to you today.

First up is The Job by Craig Davis. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a copy of my questions to him (I forgot) so we'll have to guess at what pizza toppings he prefers. (I'm going to guess bacon. Just about everyone loves bacon!) There is however, a very excellent review on I am a Reader, Not a Writer, so please check him out there! (Click here for the link.)

Joe B. enjoys the sweet life as a vice president at a huge conglomerate, Universal Whirligig. But along with the Big Boss' favor, he has also gained the notice of a bitter human resources manager, Luci Fernandez. Hateful of any success but her own, Luci manages to get him demoted to the mail room! A rollicking comedy of errors follows as Joe B. tries to figure out what's happened to him, and attempts to get a meeting with the Big Boss.

Joe B.'s great expectations have taken a dickens of a twist. His family is forced to make a series of hard adjustments, and he gets only lame comforts from a string of the worst friends anyone could have. Will he finally track down the cause of his frustrations? Or will he only learn a lesson about what it is to be the boss, and that what is apparent is often only a shadow of a greater ongoing good? The Midwest Book Review calls The Job: Based on a True Story (I Mean, This is Bound to Have Happened Somewh
ere) "a humorous and enlightening read, highly recommended." The Job is a modern parable of ancient troubles and truths that will entertain and challenge the reader.

Craig Davis was born and bred in Memphis, TN, land of Elvis and pulled pork, although neither of them ever did him any good. After earning bachelor’s and graduate degrees at the University of Missouri, he toiled for 20 years at newspapers, and has spent a lifetime in biblical scholarship. An amateur musician, he was once wrestled to the ground by a set of bagpipes. He is the father of two grown daughters and owner of one dog who refuses to grow up.

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