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David Colin’s Resignation tells a story that young professionals sadly know all too well. We follow a fresh grad who has just started working in human service provision with dreams of changing the world – or at least shine a little light in reality’s cruel darkness. Very swiftly (on his first day on the job, in fact) he learns that there are political and societal forces at hand that can break his resolve. Luckily, he finds a true friend that lends a helping hand that can keep him on his journey.
Resignation describes the many horrors of working in a challenging and thankless job. Whatever your profession is, it is easy to relate to the unnamed protagonist and main character of this novel. While the specific subject matter can be alien to most readers who will pick up this book, they can surely empathize with scenes where the protagonist “slowly rested my head upon the desk before me, and languished, distracted by weakness and discouragement.” Personally, I can’t even count the number of times I’ve done that at some of my jobs.
And speaking of horror, this novel about human services with strong political criticism almost reads like one. I can easily picture Grady Hendrix telling the same story but with a large dash of satire.
The narration is fast-paced and densely written, like you are being dragged into a cold dark place where unspeakable events occur. What is almost comical, though, are the scenes where it seems like the office-place atrocities seem exaggerated. Of course, that is just what the uninitiated would think, because as someone who has held a desk job for quite some time, I can assure anyone that it is all true. Whether intentional or not, Colin may have just scared an entire generation from working a 9-to-5.
Having said that, it’s certainly not an easy beach-side read – unless, of course, you like pondering on the dark side of humanity and society with waves crashing in the background. Wherever you choose to read David Colin’s Resignation, don’t say I didn’t warn you: it’s going to stick with you for days afterward.
Resignation is a riveting psychological thriller that is high in social commentary and entertainment value.
Pages: 130 | ASIN: B09FYKQ43S
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Posted on November 20, 2021, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, David Colin, ebook, fiction, goodreads, kindle, kobo, literature, nook, novel, psychological thriller, read, reader, reading, Resignation, story, suspense, thriller, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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