Big If



The Secret Service Agents Guarding The Vice President Steel Their Nerves To A Multitude Of Dangers Every Day When He Runs For The Top Spot On The Democratic Ticket, However, Their Personal Lives May Just Be The Biggest Obstacle To Keeping Him Safe.Wry, Muscular Vi Asplund Is The Daughter Of An Atheist Insurance Adjuster Who Took The Young Vi And Her Brother, Jens, To The Grisly Accident Scenes He Covered This Tolerance For The Macabre Follows Vi Into Her Career As An Agent, And Into Jens S Development As The Software Designer For A Gorey Video Game Chief Of Detail Gretchen Williams Fights To Keep The Team In Order, While Agent Tashmo, A Veteran Presidential Guard, Reflects On The Glory Days Of The Reagan Administration.As The Primary Approaches, These Intense Men And Women Balance Their Own Lives With That Of The Vice President An Astounding Novel Of Survival And Absurdity, Big If Casts A Sharp Eye On America Today.Big If

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Big If
  • Mark Costello
  • English
  • 10 March 2018
  • 0156027798

10 thoughts on “Big If

  1. says:

    I went from abandoning two novels on Stephen King s Reading List Part II, 2666 by Roberto Bola o and The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner, to giving a shot to one , Big If by Mark Costello I finished this one Wit, character and research go a long way with me, even in the case of books like this, where those elements become indulgent and prove to be an awkward substitute for a story.I struggled through the cryptic title science fiction romance self help and cover design, with both pr I went from abandoning two novels on Stephen King s Reading List Part II, 2666 by Roberto Bola o and The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner, to giving a shot to one , Big If by Mark Costello I finished this one Wit, character and research go a long way with me, even in the case of books like this, where those elements become indulgent and prove to be an awkward substitute for a story.I struggled through the cryptic title science fiction romance self help and cover design, with both print and digital versions doing a miserable job of trying to prepare me for what I was going to read, but Costello quickly grabbed me by the back of the neck with his pure ener...

  2. says:

    Mark Costello s novel Big If is a superb and unforgiving comedy of American life involving a low level Secret Service agent who must get reacquainted with her estranged computer genius brother when she takes a respite from the paranoid turns and twists of her nerve rattling job This is a book of richly skewed characters doing their best to make sense of their lives, or at least have their lives take on a fleeting semblance of normality.The quests, individual and collective, aren t what anyone w Mark Costello s novel Big If is a superb and unforgiving comedy of American life involving a low level Secret Service agent who must get reacquainted with her estranged computer genius brother when she takes a respite from the paranoid turns and twists of her nerve rattling job This is a book of richly skewed characters doing their best to make sense of their lives, or at least have their lives take on a fleeting semblance of normality.The quests, individual and collective, aren t what anyone would expect this novel takes a hard left turn from the Anne Tyler Paulo Coelho fictions that insert everyday mysticism into the complications of city life , and the results are habits, tics, behaviors and alienation from self that comes cl...

  3. says:

    Fiction Though this book will tell you it s about the United States Secret Service, it s really just about some people who happen to work for the USSS and a couplepeople who happen to know those people It s about people One of those people books where nothing much happens You meet all these people, you get their flashbacks, you learn about their problems, and then the book is about that Will Gretchen ever connect with her son in any meaningful way Will Peta ever get Lauren Czoll to m Fiction Though this book will tell you it s about the United States Secret Service, it s really jus...

  4. says:

    If you re 50 years old or younger, give every book about 50 pages before you decide to commit yourself to reading it, or give it up If you re over 50, which is when time gets shorter, subtract your age from 100 the result is the number of pages you should read before deciding whether or not to quit If you re 100 or over you get to judge the book by its cover, despite the...

  5. says:

    Big If might contain the most astute cultural observations ever committed to the pages of an assassination novel OK, that s a joke, because when you hear assassination novel , you re probably expecting a by the numbers, plot driven tale of brilliant but flawed gunmen, hard boiled government agents, smuggled rifles and escape routes By choosing to mostly ignore plot and focus instead on his characters, Costello gets away with both exploding assumptions and taking us all on a messy, beautiful j Big If might contain the most astute cultural observations ever committed to the pages of an assassination novel OK, that s a joke, because when you hear assassination novel , you re probably expecting a by the numbers, plot driven tale of brilliant but flawed gunmen, hard boiled government agents, smugg...

  6. says:

    I have failed to finish only two or three novels in my long reading life This is one of them Whatever the author set out to do in this book escapes me There areor less three settings in the novel a sophisticated programmer, a female Secret Service agent who is the programmer s sister, and a male Secret Service agent Nothing happens to them and they do nothing throughout the over half the book I managed to choke down before giving up The sections concerning the programmer were particu I ha...

  7. says:

    Reads well Unusual book.

  8. says:

    Mark Costello s novel Big If is populated with some of the most interesting, most contemporary, characters Walter is a moderate Republican atheist working in insurance He has the habit of crossing out GOD in his dollar bills so that the statement reads IN US WE TRUST He has two children Jens, who has grown up as a software programmer, writing code for and pondering the morality or immorality, or amorality of the monster game he has developed Violet has grown up to work in the Secret Servi Mark Costello s novel Big If is populated with some of the most interesting, most contemporary, characters Walter is a moderate Republican atheist working in insurance He has the habit of crossing out GOD in his dollar bills so that the statement reads IN US WE TRUST He has two children Jens, who has grown up as a software programmer, writing code for and pondering the morality or immorality, or amorality of the monster game he has developed Violet has grown up to work in the Secret Service Vi is assigned to the VP, who is running for president and will have to go to the Democratic primary in New Hampshire to jog surrounded by security , eat at a McDonald s surrounded by media , and shake hands with the common people to get their vote Jens s wife, Peta, is a realtor assigned to mana...

  9. says:

    A couple of intriguing premises, one involving a sort or behind the scenes scenario at a computer game company and the other an inside look at a team of US Secret Service agents, compose a story which, despite having some well drawn characters and some really sharp ideas floating through it, never quite seems to come together, and manages to sort of fizzle out in spite of itself ...

  10. says:

    Set over a matter of days before a presedential election, Costello explores the past and present of brother and sister Violet and Jens Asplund, Jens wife Peta, Vi s coworkers Gretchen and Tashmo Vi, Gretchen and Tashmo are Secret Service bodyguards protecting the current VP running in the presidential race Jens is a software designer for a violent teenager s computer game, and Peta is a sucessful real estate agent.Costello does a great job playing these different characters lives off each ot Set over a matter of days before a presedential election, Costello explores the past and present of brother and sister Violet and Jens Asplund, Jens wife Peta, Vi s coworkers Gretchen and Tashmo Vi, Gretchen and Tashmo are Secret Service bodyguards protecting the current VP running in the presidential race Jens is a software designer for a violent teenager s computer game, and Peta is a sucessful real estate agent.Costello does a great job playing these different characters lives off each other The mind tosses the comparisons and contrasts and similarities in a way that feels completely nature and realistic we know people like this, we ve had the same struggles, but Costello portrays they re edgy jobs w compassion.Really good where did this guy come from what a novel ought to be compelling characters, interesting and believable connections, excellent descriptions of locations from bar to neighborhood My on...

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