Fb2 Joy ePub

by Jonathan Lee

Subcategory: Different
Author: Jonathan Lee
ISBN: 0434020427
ISBN13: 978-0434020423
Language: English
Publisher: William Heinemann (7 Jun 2012) (2012)
Pages: 320
Fb2 eBook: 1897 kb
ePub eBook: 1764 kb
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Lee doesn’t get off to the best of starts, but the bleaker and darker his book becomes, the better it gets, building to a shocking and expertly-executed conclusion.

Jonathan Lee (born 24 April 1981) is a British writer best known as the author of the novels Who Is Mr Satoshi?, Joy, and High Dive. The Guardian has described Lee as "a major new voice in British fiction. The Observer called it 'elegant and incisive', The Independent said it was a 'masterful first novel', The Daily Telegraph called it a 'funny, insightful and beautiful' and The Daily Mail described the novel as 'dream-like.

Did she jump? Did she fall? Will she wake? On an ordinary Friday afternoon in the office, talented young lawyer Joy Stephens plummets forty feet onto a marble floor. In the shadow of this baffling event, the lives of those closest to her begin to collide and change in unexpected ways. There is Dennis, her disgraced husband, who finds consolation in books; her colleague Peter, whose refuge is a mix of hedonism and hard work; Barbara, Joy's prickly PA, who'd be content if only she could get away to New York; and Samir, Joy's hygiene-obsessed personal trainer, who escapes into exercise routines and other, stranger rituals. In a sparkling glass office in London's Square Mile—a place bursting with flirtations, water cooler confrontations and dangerous amounts of abject boredom—each of them is forced to question what they've witnessed, and to face past moments that have defined Joy's life, as well as their own.

Jonathan Lee was born in 1981 and lives in London. His first novel, Who is Mr Satoshi?, was nominated for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2011 and shortlisted for an MJA Open Book Award 2011. The BBC's Culture Show programme recently featured him as being one of Britain's 'best new novelists.'

Comments to eBook Joy
Xava
Having been impressed by Jonathan Lee’s most recent novel, High Dive, published in 2015, about the Brighton bombing of the Metropole in 1984, I was interested to read this earlier novel of his, (2012) set in a successful City corporate law firm

Lee lifts the lid off a fiercely competitive, cynical world of high flyers, most of whom have taken a step away from living according to any rules except the pursuit of empty pleasure, driven by ambition and materialism

Joy Stephens is one of the brittle, successful lawyers, presently fighting the corner for a corrupt fast food company, whose Poutry Products (McNuggetKentucky type things) are being challenged by radicals, concerned about the environment, animal welfare and human health.

Stephens is about to get one of the golden prizes, and be made up to partner. However, (as is made clear in the blurb, so no spoilers) her life is seriously unravelling, for reasons which the reader will discover, and she is planning a dramatic suicide on the day of her promotion.

The structure of the book intercuts the events, within a time frame, of what Joy has planned to be her last day on earth. Joy’s day is described in third person narration.

Intercut with this are four other voices, who narrate their stories first person to an unnamed trauma counsellor, who has been hired by the legal firm to offer support to people affected by seeing Joy fall forty feet and land on a marble floor, whilst they were gathered to celebrate and toast her public promotion. The firm were planning a glitzy party and she was meant to be the golden one of the hour, not a a public splatter of blood and bone on the party floor.

The four voices, all impeccably and believably spoken are Dennis, Joy’s husband, an academic with more than a few shameful secrets, Peter, the other high flying lawyer from Joy’s trainee intake, whom she has pipped to the partnership prize, Barbara, Joy’s well past retirement PA, cynical and long suffering, who after 40 years work for the firm, knows most secrets and respects few of the firm’s leading lights, and, finally Samir, son of an immigrant from Bangladesh, who is a lowly physical trainer/washroom attendant and general dogsbody in the firm’s fitness suite. Barbara and Samir are both pretty trapped, and have little freedom of manoeuvre. They have some undoubted problems, but are the voices most likely to gain the reader’s sympathy and compassion. Joy, Dennis and Peter are all, in their ways, brittle, corrupt and culpable, and the unpleasant choices they made were driven by greed, aggression, a thirst for power and pleasure without considering others.

Where Lee really scores is that, however unpleasant these three are – and however much the reader will be likely to judge and condemn them – Lee recognises their suffering humanity, and we are taken into some kind of appalled understanding, condemning the actions, but seeing into human pain, even the pain of the seemingly unworthy.

Reading this, I was reminded of the writing of Bret Easton Ellis, who has also explored the lives of the self-obsessed, rich and wilful. But Ellis merely sneers, and invites his readers to also to comfortably sneer contemptuously at his shallow group. By contrast, Lee has heart, his characters are far more than just ‘types’ and we do get to walk a little way in their shoes, and may be get to see where we and they might, at places, touch.

I wasn’t quite as admiring of this as of High Dive, there are moments when I think the demands of plot create a few events which don’t feel completely credible – particularly how a specific event at Wimbledon which sets in motion Joy’s unravelling, practically happened, so the completely seamless weaving of character and circumstance driving plot is not always there, but, nonetheless, I strongly recommend this. It is a page-turning read, well-written, with a lot more going on to think and feel about underneath the drive of plot and revelation.
Arakus
Having read the 'blurb' I downloaded this book under the mistaken impression that it was a crime novel set in a London law firm. Joy's fall does crash straight through the carefully preserved corporate facade of Hanger, Slyde & Stein, but in fact this is a heartbreaking story with an overwhelmingly poetic and melancholic feel. It is also extremely funny. Jonathan Lee is generous with his words, an odd thing to say about a writer, but each phrase and sentence is beautifully assembled. Any part of this book can be randomly accessed and a prose poem discovered, with humour and tragedy intermingled. Jonathan Lee never produces 'auto pilot' plot driven writing.

We are given the points of view of five characters, five voices of a Greek chorus in an interwoven story that rotates around a central event. Jonathan Lee captures the unexpected arrival of disaster perfectly, those fateful minutes that turn an ordinary day into a major tragedy. The characters have no way to rewind the tape or to erase their actions. The last three monologues in particular are superb, heartfelt prose poems. There are tiny allusions to T.S. Eliot, a poet to whom I would connect Jonathan Lee. Watch this writer!
Androlhala
A novel set in a law firm, where no one actually appears to do any work and where everyone is consumed by the past. From its first page we learn of Joy's discontentment. The reasons why this beautiful young woman is so unhappy and whether this is connected with her fall, form the backbone of this novel, told from the various viewpoints of its characters. The reason for Joy's fall are answered, although not until the end of the novel. However, it's the last few pages of the novel which come as a real shock, and which I had to read twice.
A moving read, which engages the emotions, and which, despite its subject matter, still manages to be funny in parts.

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saafari
A highly enjoyable but very English book. This should be on Kindle. Got the hardcover from Amazon UK and found it a very funny book. This is a writer finding his legs and I only expect him to get better. It's an unusual book and has some good twists and turns. Loved it and read it in two days. It's funny without being dumb.
Truthcliff
I couldn't put down Jonathan Lee's new book "Joy". Addressing the unfortunately much too common ailment of many, mental illness, it is a story about a suicidal youngish professional. Does she really want to die? How did things get this bad? Will she die in the end? Lee is masterful in his description of life's complexities and at times, pure old bad luck, that can lead someone spiralling downwards. But it's not all doom and gloom. It is also incredibly funny in parts, like laugh out loud funny, and given that extreme sadness is inextricably linked with its opposite, the book also explores joy in its various forms and among the various characters. You will love this book.
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