THE MAN WITH FIFTY COMPLAINTS by Mary McMullen

THE MAN WITH FIFTY COMPLAINTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A surprisingly offbeat entry from a usually rather clumsy and shrill melodramaret. Middle-aged Lester Timmons, in a dead-end P-R job with the huge multinational Bela Corp. and tormented by his miserable wife, conceives a pathetic plan for petty revenge and serf-aggrandizement: he will compile a list of 50 wrongdoings within the corporation and mail it to Marcus Bela in Geneva. For a while Lester's little list is an office joke, but soon he's frightening some ruthless wrongdoers and becoming an inevitable murder victim. Involved in the action--which does eventually hyperventilate into some frenetic running about--is a cool, semi-courting couple that acts as reluctant guardian of Lester's accumulating scribblings. Not terribly satisfying, but perky and disarming at the start--enough so to keep you tuned in.

Pub Date: Nov. 10th, 1978
Publisher: Doubleday