I’m not going to spill the beans too much about this book because I don’t want to ruin it for you and to some extent, I also don’t think I can ever do it justice. The Job is achingly, genuinely beautiful, while Cramer Jackson’s writing is fluid and incredibly descriptive. I devoured this book. Literally, I ate up every page and there wasn’t that many. I found it that intriguing. Honestly, it wasn't my normal read. This book was recommended to me by a friend and I admit I was a bit inhibited going into reading it at first. I was reluctant it would be dry or hard to follow. But it was completely the opposite.
The story was about Joe, who has just about given up on his chances of finding a job. Day after day he scours the want ads, stands in line, and is crushed by disappointment. But one day, a letter comes in the mail that will change his life. He is given strange directions by an unidentified potential employer, and thus begins the most unusual job interview he’s ever had. Joe is about to embark on a new life with a new identity and a new love. But a more sinister force is interested in Joe and his work as well.
This book was really entertaining! Jackson has a really evocative imagination! He leaves you wanting for more. The book, while short in length, could easily serve as the basis for a blockbuster movie. I enjoyed this trip of fantasy completely. Joe is certainly one of the most interesting characters you might ever read about. His job interview and ultimate adventure keep me glued to the book and wondering what will happen next. This book absolutely made an impression on me. That being said, I think it was a really interesting read and one that everyone should read for sure.