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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Joseph Garber,Stephen Lang
ISBN: 0553474073
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Publisher Random House Audio (September 1, 1995)
Language English
Category: Mystery and Suspense
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eBook Vertical Run download

by Joseph Garber,Stephen Lang


Mine was Vertical Run by Joseph Garber

Mine was Vertical Run by Joseph Garber. My aunt left it behind after she stayed at our house for a visit when I was somewhere between 12 and 14. Knowing I was always needing something to read, my mom let me keep it without really knowing what it was about. We do end up discovering why everyone wants to kill poor Dave. But, I feel like the author took the easy way out. The way we (and Dave) obtain the information is plausible, but not quite in character and felt like Garber just really needed a quick way to end it. (a la Ransome ex Machina).

You think YOU had a killer workday.

Joseph R. Garber (August 14, 1943 – May 27, 2005) was an American author, best known for his 1995 thriller Vertical Run and for the articles he wrote on technology for Forbes magazine. Garber was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, moving often as an army brat. He attended the University of Virginia, but quit to join the . Army himself, eventually graduating from East Tennessee State University in 1968 with a philosophy degree.

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Vertical Run Joseph Garber You think YOU had a killer workda. et ready for the FASTEST thriller of the . Vertical Run. DEDICATION. For Steve Oresman, known as Magpie, a better sort of bird than those found herein.

Vertical Run Joseph Garber You think YOU had a killer workda. et ready for the FASTEST thriller of the summer! Each morning in his 45th floor executive office, David Elliot savors.

By Joseph Garber Read by Stephen Lang. Soon to be a major motion picture from Warner Brothers and Peters Entertainment Company. Category: Suspense & Thriller. Category: Suspense & Thriller Audiobooks. Jul 01, 1996 ISBN 9780553573923. About Vertical Run. You think YOU had a killer workday. Get ready for the FASTEST thriller of the summer! Each morning in his 45th floor executive office, David Elliot savors the quiet moments until the workday begins.

In Vertical Run, you can escape into a world on fast forward, a drama that plays out with electrifying intensity. No one who reads this book will ever see the office the same way again. A Book-of-the-Month Club featured selection. I read Vertical Run twenty years ago or so when it first came out in paperback, and I just discovered that it still has a space on my bookshelves. It is entertaining, but for the most part it is an uninspired rehash of Die Hard with some Rambo mixed in for good measure, with lead character Dave Elliot arriving to work one morning to find everybody - up to and including his boss - trying to kill him.

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It wouldn’t have been hard. In fact, it would have been easy. It was one of those things that you can just let happen. It’s no work at all. It’s the path of least resistance. It’s the path of least resistance rug and smile at the corpses and say, Sorry ’bout that. And, the more you shrug at it, the easier it becomes. After a while, the sight of blood doesn’t bother you so much. Those things you used to think of as dead people undergo a sea change, and now they’re merely meat. You don’t call them human, you call them gooks, slopes, rice heads, Victor Charlie, chopstick Charlie.

No one who reads this book will ever see the office the same way again.

You think YOU had a killer workday. . . Get ready for the FASTEST thriller of the summer!Each morning in his 45th floor executive office, David Elliot savors the quiet moments until the workday begins.Until today, when his boss walks in and aims a gun at him.For the rest of the day, he will be trapped in his midtown office building, and everyone David Elliot meets will try to kill him.He has 24 hours to find out why. . .In Vertical Run, you can escape into a world on fast forward, a drama that plays out with electrifying intensity.  No one who reads this book will ever see the office the same way again.Vertical Run is available now -- run for it!A Book-of-the-Month Club featured selectionSoon to be a major motion picture from Warner Brothers and Peters Entertainment Company
Carrot
When I first found out about Vertical Run it sounded like a very action packed novel the kind I enjoy reading.
However when I began reading it, it quickly went down hill on me very fast. When the first action scene happens the main character keeps talking to himself and when two other guys show up to kill David he shots one then has an normal conversation with the 2nd guy which goes on for a few pages before he finally does something. Then their were added scenes moving away from David for a bit before going back to him as he tried getting help. He goes a few floors up to his friend Harry which tries to kill him but runs off. David then calls a radio station for help but only to telling the DJ random nonsense and a hit team that takes it's sweet time to reach him.

I never been more disappointed with a novel like Vertical Run. The plot sounds interesting but the minute you began to start getting further into the story the whole thing turns into trash. I have read better action novels like Nothing Lasts Forever which is way better story then Vertical Run! If your looking for over the top in action in violence don't bother with Vertical Run it doesn't have what your looking for.
Foxanayn
So, I feel like everyone has at least one book they read as a kid that was way too old for them, but was totally awesome anyway.

Mine was Vertical Run by Joseph Garber. My aunt left it behind after she stayed at our house for a visit when I was somewhere between 12 and 14. Knowing I was always needing something to read, my mom let me keep it without really knowing what it was about. I probably wouldn't recommend this book to anyone younger than 16 or 17. Not because the book is hugely inappropriate. It's not. It's just very violent and has a lot of very foul language (some of those people are very creative, especially for a 12 year old). This is the book that introduced me to conspiracy literature.

The whole book is about a highly trained group of huge muscle bound mercenaries trying to kill a middle-aged Vietnam vet inside his 50 story office building. As his specialized combat training begins to return, he fights back and serious amounts of mayhem ensue. Dave is our main character and it was fascinating to follow his interactions with Ransome, the main 'bad guy' (or is he?...). This book takes place within a roughly 24-hour time frame, and with only a few exceptions, happens entirely within one 50 story office building. Dave has to stay a step ahead of them in order to survive and he has very limited resources. He has no idea why they are after him. All he knows is that they seem to possess incredible amounts of power and authority and that they have managed to bring everyone he knows and cares about on their side. With no one to turn to and no where to run, Dave must find the tools to stay alive while also trying to unravel the carefully hidden secret that will explain why everyone around him seems to suddenly want him dead. Ha, and you thought your day sucked.

Interspersed throughout the book are flashbacks to Dave's younger years, both growing up and the time he served in the military. Each segment is a lead in to a skill or ability Dave has learned that will allow him to escape and survive yet again. They were a lot of fun, and never felt clunky or forced. I also loved Dave's snarky inner voice. It isn't really Dave and it isn't really a separate person either. It's more a blend of the two. This inner voice is about as close as you can come to hearing voices without actually being considered crazy... (Perhaps.)

I've reread this book many times and will undoubtedly read it again in the future. It comes really close to a basically amazing review, and I loved it, but I don't love the ending. We do end up discovering why everyone wants to kill poor Dave. But, I feel like the author took the easy way out. The way we (and Dave) obtain the information is plausible, but not quite in character and felt like Garber just really needed a quick way to end it. (a la Ransome ex Machina)

Now that you know my 'under-aged' favorite, please share yours! Leave the book that you knew you shouldn't be reading but loved anyway in the comments section. Share what you liked about it then, and what you think of it now, if you have reread it.
Nuadabandis
I have over 1500 books on my Kindle and one of my collections is entitled "exceptional". There are only 134 books in there. Now there are 135.

This isn't world class literature, it doesn't over used prose and descriptive language, and it will never win book of the year. What it will do is thoroughly and completely entertain you for the 5-6 hours it will take to read it. The story sounds implausible at first but the author makes it work and justifies his somewhat outlandish premise in the end.

The bad news - so far this author is a one hit wonder. Hopefully there is more to come but for now, you'll have to settle for a one course meal.
Matty
Possible spoilers, beware. Well, ohhhhh weeeee! What a thrill ride this book is! I loved it the first time I read it and love it still the next time around! The main character is devastatingly lethal (in more ways than he is aware) while also being so damn likable that you're rooting for him to live, even to the detriment of the human race(!). His bad-assery and humility are two finely developed traits that will steal your heart. Oh how I wish for a sequel! David Elliot is a man to be reckoned with, and no one in this book will remember otherwise.
Saberdragon
I have purchased this book three times over a decade because I keep lending out my old copies. Although the premise is a bit over the top, if you roll with it you'll love every twist and turn. Ordinary guy, ordinary (VP) job in big conglomerate has a morning that goes from ordinary to incredibly bad when his boss turns a gun on him first thing in the morning. Then without any reason, he is hunted down in a modern high rise building by professional killers, one in particular shares a common history.

Great dialog, great use of the building as a battleground, amazing use of available materials or building knowledge and jaw dropping escapes.

What's not to like?
lucky kitten
I was intrigued by the premise of this novel, what would happen to an office worker who went to work in a high-rise building and everyone he met that day tried to kill him? Originally simplistic, but quite a thoroughly developed plot line that absolutely does not stop until the very end. I couldn't put it down, and wish I had dozens more novels just like this. They are rare. I loaned my copy to my daughter, who loved the book as well, but she was disappointed by the ending. I could not help but ask "Did you read the last page?". She seemed confused by this until I explained, "Don't assume you have finished the novel until you have read the letter at the end of the story. It looks like afterwords or credits or something, but it is VITALLY important that you read it." The next day she beamed at me. "What a great novel! I'm SO GLAD I READ THE LAST PAGE!" So folks, if you read this book, please, please be sure you finish it by reading the entire story. It can fool you.