Friday September 25, 2020

A tale of corporate paranoia

Company, by Max Barry, Doubleday, €22.95.

1st April, 2006

Company, by Max Barry, Doubleday, €22.95.

Jones, the new boy in Seattle-based Zephyr Holdings, has considerable potential going forward - it’s easy to see from his crisp suit, neatly gelled hair and eager, go-for-it manners.

But Zephyr isn’t what it seems. And once you get past the slow opening, a sinister story with Max Barry’s trademark paranoid streak drags you along with constant surprises and witty writing.

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