Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: IntroductionThe Modern Decision GroupPART ONE: RULES FOR EFFECTIVE GROUP DECISION MAKINGRecruitment of ParticipantsPreparations for Effective Decision MakingTemplates for ActionThe Agenda, the Minutes, and ReportsAchieving an Effective MeetingMechanics of Decision Group ProcessPART TWO: POSITIONS AND ROLES FOR EFFECTIVE GROUP DECISION MAKINGThe ChairThe MemberThe StafferThe ExecutiveRoles in MeetingsPART THREE: DIFFERENT KINDS OF DECISION GROUPSThe BoardThe Advisory GroupThe Staff GroupPART FOUR: SPECIAL TOPICSEvaluation and AccountabilityDeveloping a Perspective. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Number9Dream is the international literary sensation from a writer with astonishing range and imaginative energy—an intoxicating ride through Tokyo’s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams.
David Mitchell follows his eerily precocious, globe-striding first novel, Ghostwritten, with a work that is in its way even more ambitious. In outward form, Number9Dream is a Dickensian coming-of-age journey: Young dreamer Eiji Miyake, from remote rural Japan, thrust out on his own by his sister’s death and his mother’s breakdown, comes to Tokyo in pursuit of the father who abandoned him. Stumbling around this strange, awesome city, he trips over and crosses—through a hidden destiny or just monstrously bad luck—a number of its secret power centers. Suddenly, the riddle of his father’s identity becomes just one of the increasingly urgent questions Eiji must answer. Why is the line between the world of his experiences and the world of his dreams so blurry? Why do so many horrible things keep happening to him? What is it about the number 9? To answer these questions, and ultimately to come to terms with his inheritance, Eiji must somehow acquire an insight into the workings of history and fate that would be rare in anyone, much less in a boy from out of town with a price on his head and less than the cost of a Beatles disc to his name.
Review: David Mitchell's second novel, Number9Dream, tells the story of Eiji Miyake, a young man negotiating a hypermodern and dangerous Tokyo to meet for the first time his secretive and powerful father. Naïve and fresh from the Japanese countryside, Eiji encounters every obstacle imaginable in his quest, from his father's--and in-laws'--reluctance for the encounter to occur (Eiji is the bastard son) to fiery entanglements with yakuza (the Japanese mafia) to the overwhelming size and anonymity of Tokyo itself.
The novel is cartoonish in that Eiji has a vivid and violent imagination that fills the book with daydreams. When not chain-smoking, forlorn Eiji wanders the city following vague or cryptic leads that invariably dead-end or land him back among yakuza. Mitchell (author of the critically acclaimed Ghostwritten) has a smart, eclectic writing style that seems foreign, and the novel is well paced, but the yakuza encounters are too cinematic, complete with unusual torture and pyrotechnics. Moreover, in addition to Eiji's daydreams, the last half of the book contains excerpts from the diaries of his great uncle's World War II naval heroics and bizarre short stories that Eiji reads while hiding--the latter of which make for tedious reading.
Number9Dream is crafted from too many disparate components; it does not seem to be a full expression, but an overly crowded one. Readers will sympathize with Eiji and his search, but in the end will wonder what effect, if any, all the extraneous forces had on him. The book provides many fun moments, but ultimately it doesn't really add up to the sum of its parts. --Michael Ferch
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Descrizione libro Random House. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2782147512
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Descrizione libro Random House, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First American. G+/G, used hc, 400pp. White colored paper over boards with blue colored text on spine; slight shelf wear to head and tail of spine. Color illustrated dust jacket has black colored text on upper and spine; no chips or tears; not price clipped; slightly soiled on edges. Interior pages clean, unmarked. Binding is tight. Codice libro della libreria 018883
Descrizione libro Random House, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0375507264
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