The Interview by Virginia Gray
With graduation looming, Susan Wade’s job prospects are bleak. Following her semi-boyfriend to the bowels of Texas or managing a dilapidated diner are her only options until she’s unexpectedly offered the interview of a lifetime. But when a corporate shark challenges her integrity, will she blow her chance at this dream job or swallow her ego?
Find out in this hilarious comedy, rife with psychotic roommates, questionable fashion choices, and an epic search for the perfect cup of coffee.
Review by Doug Burns:
Virginia GrayVirginia Gray is a great writer. ‘The Interview’ had me so hooked that I read it from start to finish in one sitting. The plot flows perfectly. Love the characters and the dialogue between them that keeps you laughing almost non-stop.
The main character, Susan Wade, somehow gets it together even with the bumbling events that take place as she strives for an interview with a top company. Susan’s interactions with her roommate and with an unlucky barrister at a coffee shop are priceless, so funny and witty.
You will find ‘The Interview’ positively entertaining, as is Virginia’s other book which is ‘The Carrot’, a continuation of Susan Wade’s adventures as she navigates the corporate world. I once said The Carrotis one of the best books I have read this year, and will say the same about ‘The Interview’. Whether the reader is male or female, The Interview and The Carrot are a total joy to read.
Review by Sherrie Fry:
This book is well written, smooth flowing and easy to read. It is a quick read. The characters, their emotions and the experiences they go through are depicted extremely well.
The main character of the book is Susan Wade. Susan was born and raised in North Carolina. As soon as she graduates college she is off to bigger and better things. She despises everything about the south and is determined to put as much distance between her and the south as possible. She accepts a partial scholarship to a college in Chicago, IL.
She is determined to work her butt off to make good grades and do what is necessary to get the kind of job she has always dreamed about. Double majoring and working full time doesn’t leave much time for fun, but it is a sacrifice she is willing to make. Will all of her hard work pay off? Will she be able to get her dream job, or any job, fresh out of college?
I really enjoyed this book. Susan’s personality, attitude and snarky comments kept me reading wanting to see what would happen next. I laughed, giggled, held my breath, and felt so many different emotions while reading the book. After being in a bit of a reading slump it was exactly what I needed.
I look forward to reading The Carrot to find out how the story will continue.
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