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The Amateurs

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  769 Ratings  ·  99 Reviews
Alex is failing as a father. Ian keeps dangerous secrets. Jenn is pining for adventure; Mitch is pining for Jenn. Four friends just scraping by, finding comfort in each other and the hope that things will get better. But as their twenties fade in the rearview mirror, none of them are turning out to be who—or where—they hoped.

In a time when CEOs steal millions while their e
Audio CD, 8 pages
Published August 6th 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published July 1st 2009)
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Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book has a promising plot. Very promising. It can be a very explosive plot/ story. In the hand of Marcus, it becomes a cold and dead plot. The interaction between the characters are bland. the character development is nil.

I hope they never make a movie from this book.
Larnacouer  de SH
Ah benim zavallı amatörlerim; Perşembe Gecesi Müdavimleri.
Ne yalan söyleyeyim ara sıra aklıma geleceksiniz. :')
Kelly Roll
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: listened-to
Let me state up front that I had problems with the book. The characters were too immature word for me as a reader. All four of our main characters were just too damn whiney and self-absorbed for me to really care what happened to them. We have one individual who complains that he always wanted to be a lawyer but is stuck in his dead-end job so he can pay child support. There is no mention of him ever looking for another job, going to night school etc. The other three characters also had complain ...more
Jul 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Thursday Night Drinking Club that met at Rossi's each week consisted of four friends. Mitch is the loveable loser. He has absolutely no backbone and wouldn't stand up for himself against anyone. Ian is the closet druggie and gambler. He's facing some serious hurt if he doesn't pay his gambling debts. Alex is the divorced father. Working as a bar tender he hasn't been able to keep up with his child support payments and his ex-wife is threatening to take his daughter out of state. Jenn is the ...more
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitap sonuna kadar gayet sürükleyiciydi.

Size şunu söyleyebilirim ki karakterler tam olarak kitaba uygunlardı. Yani spoiler vermeden nasıl anlatabilirim bilmiyorum ama vermeleri gereken tepkileri veriyorlar, yapmaları gereken şeyleri yapıyorlardı. Her şey gayet güzeldi ta ki son elli sayfasına gelene kadar.

Benim burada her şey koptu. Size şöyle açıklayayım. Yazar bu kitapta sosyal mesaj gibi bir şey vermeye çalışmış. Ama bunu sonuna pat diye yerleştirince insan bir afallıyor ve ''bu da ne alaka?'
Debbie J
The Amateurs is a serviceable mystery despite having a significant part of its resolution emerge right out of the gate.

The four main characters are well-drawn if not a wee bit stereotypical. There’s the coke-snorting stock trader with a costly gambling problem. Next to him is the beefy bartender and divorced dad frantically behind on his child support payments. Across the table is the super analytical nerd who's just about tired enough of being underestimated by his male cohorts and the woman he
Esma Tezgi
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Bu türde okuduğum bir çok kitabın gerisinde kalsa da Amatörler çokta kötü bir kitap sayılmazdı, sadece yeterince iyi değildi, yazar konu ve karakterleri iyi işleyememişti. Olaylar ise güzel bir hızda ve düzende gelişiyor, hatta kitaptaki bazı olaylar okuru ters köşe yaptırabilecek nitelikte, çok beklemesem de yazar beni şaşırtmayı başardı. Ve kitap gerçekten adının hakkını veriyor, ana karakterler birer amatör ve yazar onlara nereden geldiği belli olmayan yetenekler bahşetmemiş, oldukça sıra
Michelle Smith
I have a bit of a crush on Marcus Sakey. I love his writing and his show, Hidden City. He writes great stories about normal people doing really stupid things out of desperation. And sometimes, the good, normal people get killed cause they're in way over their heads. What? Yes!

The two of his I've read have both been set in Chicago, his hometown,! Very good, quick summer reads.
Gülay Cansever
Aslında hikayesi oldukça iyidi. Ama yazar bir kişiden başka bir kişiye çok çabuk atlıyordu ve ilk etapta karakterleri tanıyana kadar bayağı bir kafa karışıklığı yaşadım. Sonra bir şeyler yerine oturdu ama... Bir şeyler eksikti. Tam olarak adlandıramıyorum ama belki her şeyden biraz eksiklik vardı. O yüzden çok iyi bir hikaye olmasına karşın kurgusu zayıf kalmıştı.
Matthew Dixon
Sakey definitely knows how to write crime fiction and the book worked for me on a purely visceral level. But the protagonists were so mind-numbingly dumb that the whole thing felt like an exercise and not a real relatable story. With a better story, could have really worked and i will look to see what else he's done.
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Marcus Sakey is the bestselling author of nine novels, including the Brilliance Trilogy, which has sold more than a million copies.

His novel AFTERLIFE (July 18, 2017) is soon to be a major motion picture from Imagine Entertainment and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. His novel Good People was made into a film starring James Franco and Kate Hudson.

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