Title: For the Good of the Company
Author: Thomas Hinde
Thomas Hinde is one of our most promising young novelists. Happy As Larry and Mr.Nicholas achieved a series of outstanding notices from leading reviewers both here and in America. His new novel, For the Good of the Company, will further enhance his considerable reputation.
In this novel Thomas Hinde is concerned with the demoralising effect of a big business combine on the men who serve it. The novel centres on two people - Martin Mason, the newest recruit to the Trunk Organisation, and Sir David Bowers, a managing director. Between them, unsuspected by either, a subtle relationship develops. A speech is required on the theme of prospects for young men entering the industry. Sir David directs that Mason shall prepare it and this arouses jealousy and misunderstanding throughout the organisation. Sir David has his reasons ; the organisation is consuming him as it consumes all others, and his apparently perverse action is an appeal for help. Mason, throughout this absorbing novel, is pitted against all the clogging hazards and obstructions that infest this jungle of power and office.
For the Good of the Company is as lucid in style, as lacking in false pretence and as compelling as Mr Hinde's other two novels. One of the most crucial issues of our time, the position of an individual within the all embracing clutches of a great business concern is illuminated, vividly and with a compassionate precision, by Thomas Hinde.
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