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Book Review: The Beauty of the Fall

The Beauty of the Fall Book Cover The Beauty of the Fall
Rich Marcello
Fiction
Langdon Street Press
October 25, 2016
378

A TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE CHARTS A HIGH-RISK, UNCONVENTIONAL PATH WHILE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF HIS SON

Dan Underlight, a divorced, workaholic technology executive, suffers lingering grief over the death of his ten-year-old son, Zack. When Dan’s longtime friend and boss, Olivia Whitmore, fires Dan from RadioRadio, the company that he helped create, he crashes and isolates himself.

Willow, a poet and domestic violence survivor, helps Dan regain his footing. With her support, Dan ventures on a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting Fortune 500 companies to flesh out a software start-up idea. When Dan returns home with a fully formed vision, he recruits the help of three former RadioRadio colleagues and starts Conversationworks, a company he believes will be at the vanguard of social change.

Guided by Dan’s generative leadership, Conversationworks enjoys some early successes, but its existence is soon threatened on multiple fronts. Will Dan survive the ensuing corporate battles and realize the potential of his company? Or will he be defeated by his enemies and consumed by his grief?

My Review

I started out feeling a little bit skeptical of this book. As a technology enthusiast, the ideas of the technology discussed seemed a bit far-fetched to me. However, the author really brought the whole idea to life in this riveting story.

The strongest part of the book was definitely the character development. I really felt connected with most of the characters, and you could really empathise with the struggles that they were going through.

If you are into technology or startup focused stories you will really enjoy this book from cover to cover.

I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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