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  • ISBN 193567062X
  • ISBN13 978-1935670629
  • Language English
  • Author Ben Lieberman
  • Publisher Telemachus Press, LLC (May 25, 2011)
  • Pages 252
  • Formats doc lrf lrf mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Action and Adventure
  • Size ePub 1371 kb
  • Size Fb2 1434 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 987

Hauling cow carcasses through a freezing warehouse isn't Kevin Davenport's idea of summer fun. But it's not his first crappy job.  And with tuition due and his widowed mom strapped for cash, he's in no position to turn down good pay.

Odd Jobs is a tightly-wound, well written mystery that I read in one sitting.

Odd Jobs is a tightly-wound, well written mystery that I read in one sitting. James Patterson New York Times bestselling author.

One thing I liked about Odd Jobs by Ben Lieberman is that it's the first book I bought for my Kindle that didn't . Lieberman definitely knows his craft. It was such a pleasure to read fresh ideas that were written in a very readable style

One thing I liked about Odd Jobs by Ben Lieberman is that it's the first book I bought for my Kindle that didn't have a typo (or at least not one serious enough to be noticed). I understand this is the authors first book, so I won't judge him just on this one, but it was a bit too long for my liking and at times, seemed to be adding side stories to extend its length. It was such a pleasure to read fresh ideas that were written in a very readable style. I am an avid reader (average 3 books a week for the past 10 years) and I enjoy reading "first time" authors.

One thing I liked about Odd Jobs by Ben Lieberman is that it's the first book I bought for my Kindle that didn't have a typo (or at least not one serious enough to be noticed)

One thing I liked about Odd Jobs by Ben Lieberman is that it's the first book I bought for my Kindle that didn't have a typo (or at least not one serious enough to be noticed). I happened to stumble onto "Odd Jobs" and had no idea what I was getting into. To my surprise, I discovered a terrific story written by a very knowledgeable writer.

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There’s a lot to Sev and this whole industry row. It’s more than a summer job, and there’s something to be gained here although that’s what Georgie probably thought, and he ended up losing his head. These boys are playing for high stakes. It’s hard to know how to proceed. At some point in my drunken stupor, I agree to participate in the last two fights of the summer. Sev offers me two things. First, I can use some time during the day to work out and train. Second, Sev offers to take me under his wing, teach me the business. Learn stuff inside the factory and the union.

A pure hit of uncut suspense. Ben Lieberman is one to watch. Odd Jobs is a tightly-wound, well written mystery that I read in one sitting. A pure hit of uncut suspense.

Will Damron, Ben Lieberman. Odd Jobs is an exciting and enjoyable read. I would love to get the main character, Kevin Davenport as a project manager on my show.

Ten years ago, Kevin Davenport's life was rocked after witnessing the murder of his father. It's tough enough growing up without a father, but now there's not enough money to support himself, his mother and college tuition. But Kevin doesn't give up so easily. He never gets the luxury of a "normal job" and is always on the hustle. And this time is no different. He finds himself working in the corrupt Kosher World Meat Factory, a gritty business controlled by a crime syndicate and filled with a bizarre cast of characters who start turning up dead.

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Awene
Although it took the protagonist several chapters to come to the point, the fact that he stumbled almost by accident on the truth of his Father's and Sister's death starts the drive for revenge and the action after that decision starts to heat up both as his ways to get it accomplished as his romantic involvement with Rachel. A fine book and I agreed with its editors that the additional chapter he emailed me would not in any way add to the book, so better to leave it out. I thought the ending a bit weak, but revenge is always sweet so I gave it 5 stars.
Leyl
One thing I liked about Odd Jobs by Ben Lieberman is that it's the first book I bought for my Kindle that didn't have a typo (or at least not one serious enough to be noticed). I understand this is the authors first book, so I won't judge him just on this one, but it was a bit too long for my liking and at times, seemed to be adding side stories to extend its length. Not saying it's long as a book like like Atlas Shrugged, but it really might have been better if it just wasn't so long winded. The other thing I noticed was that the main character in the book jumps from working in a meat factory in the summer to being a drug dealer/bookie while in college. The way it was presented had me scratching my head, wondering where he had done that before. It just could have been set-up better to make it seem more legitimate.

Overall, not bad, the idea of the story is good. Tweak a change here or there, and it would be a much better book.
Shem
Liked the book. Best thing is it is totally unlike all the other stories out there. Also, an extremely difficult premise was set up, but which nonetheless had a satisfying conclusion. It was easy to read. I have since contacted the author for the section that was omitted, but which you can get from him. It was omitted because it was "too tasteless." That is just plain ridiculous. If the author wants to include it, that should be left to him. If someone thinks it is too tasteless, they can comment in the review. After reading the section - it is no more tasteless than a whole lot of things out there, if indeed it is tasteless. However, I don't think the omitted section would have added much of anything to the book and might have taken something away. There is one sentence in the outtake that I enjoyed and would have liked to see in the book: “Well, I’ve been teaching this class for close to twenty-five years, and that was the most intelligent thing [a particularly strong passing of gas] I ever heard from one of my students. Thank you, Mr. Kevin Davenport.” I can imagine a lot of professors coming up with this sentence and thought it particularly apt. FYI - I taught law for a number of years and could easily see the use of this sentence in that environment.
Roram
I happened to stumble onto "Odd Jobs" and had no idea what I was getting into. To my surprise, I discovered a terrific story written by a very knowledgeable writer. Lieberman definitely knows his craft. It was such a pleasure to read fresh ideas that were written in a very readable style. I am an avid reader (average 3 books a week for the past 10 years) and I enjoy reading "first time" authors. I find some good ones, but many self-published books are filled with typos and grammatical errors that detract from the story. In the case of Ben Lieberman, I had no idea that this was his first novel until I went to his web page to look for more novels he had written. Then I was really wowed by "Odd Jobs" as I discovered it was a "first"! He has the storytelling abilities of a Grisham or Baldacci. The future looks very bright for Ben Lieberman.
Gavirus
An enjoyable read for Mr. Lieberman's debut novel.
I was, honestly, a bit torn. The main characters have been developed well and much of the book is interesting. I did find the first and last third of the book done well. I felt the middle section bogged down considerably.
We have Kevin, a college senior, as the protagonist. His life changed tragically & dramatically when he was 10. He's working his way through school in the meat packing industry. He's street-wise and that fits the plot very well.

We come to the middle of the book and the plot becomes very contrived & quirky. A college senior, in essence, takes on the mob. He's also a bookie and selling drugs, making a fortune along the way. The story takes a serious dive here. It goes from reality to the complete opposite. It's an essential part of the book, yet the storyline doesn't fit well. But, stick with it. The last third is yet to come.

Mr. Lieberman pulls this thing out of the nosedive before crashing by providing us with a very good last third. He wraps his story up nicely. Though I didn't like the middle section at all, the entire piece is written very well.

An extra star for Mr. Lieberman's first effort. Polish up a little, be less contrived and there will be some very nice work coming from this author.
generation of new
I bought this because my favorite author, James Patterson, endorsed it and if he could enjoy it in just one read, I knew I would (in a few reads as it took me a bit longer!) Ben really knows how to spin a story and hopefully we'll see more of them AND him. The book was very realistic, he had me sitting on the edge of my chair wanting to know what happened next, and the story flowed well. I found the transition when he became a student a bit of a slow read, especially after all he endured in the meat packing plant, and I didn't comprehend a lot of the bookie stuff (but certainly know more about it now!), but after reading the chapter that was deleted I thought it would have been a nice way to "introduce" the college boy. I did not find it tasteless. Everyone farts. Maybe not so loud during a lecture but.....he was a half-asleep college boy who had just been through a major trauma. His dreams were so real, even when he was in a coma the near death experience was described so well, and I have only praise for this book. Way to go Ben! Keep writing, you're good!