But the bank refuses to pay. Overall, not a bad book. Keeping Aaron in the luxury of the Pender mansion is, to them, a clever and teasing adventure. The mastermind, Ewell Pender, is a wealthy eccentric, an elderly board member of the bank, yet also the man who organizes the campaign to raise Aarons ransom.
Only a year out of high school, he has a part-time job as a mailboy in a large Atlanta bank. And the most important question of all: I was intrigued by that theme, particularly with regard to the radio talk show host who tried to appear so concerned to find out the truth about the kidnapping.
How much is the life of a nonentity like Aaron Greene really worth?
There seems to be 2 or 3 different stories going on here. And what begins as a curious crime the abduction of an unknown, a nobody soon ignites a national crusade for Aarons safe return, because everyone, in one way or another, understands what it is like to be a nobody.
Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! For both, the kidnapping reveals a profound understanding of their own lives in the complex workings of the world around them.
The reasoning behind the motive seemed to hover, just out of reach and never fully evolved. On call-in shows and on every street corner, the same questions are being asked: Also, the character of the movie star who was so involved in helping raise money for the ransom but never seemed to really have a lot of compassion for the victim.
Meanwhile, in an environment he would never expect, guarded by people who care nothing for his ransom money, Aaron waits….
Aaron returning to his family was very anti-climatic. I could sense the underlying sensationalism that was motivating her more than her desire to really find the truth.
Who could possible be responsible for this? May 15, Tori rated it liked it Not a great book Again, this plot line was great but it somehow got lost to me in all the references to the backstories of the kidnappers - especially since these backstories were never fully explained.
Suddenly, Aaron is the quiet eye in the center of a hurricane of public outrage that sweeps the nation. See if you have enough points for this item.
The motive is obvious, the ransom money is raised, and we may even think secretly that somehow he deserved it. But when a John Doe is abducted — a mailboy named Aaron Greene, say — we might sit up and take notice, realizing that the missing person could be our son or daughter, our sister or brother — or us.
He is barely a year out of high school, but even his former teachers scarcely remember the shy young man who disappears on his way to work in the mailroom of a powerful downtown bank in Atlanta. What is being done by the authorities?
Richly written, driven by baffling twists in plot, and featuring powerful portrayals of memorable characters, The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene goes beyond the elements of a classic crime. There is a whole story there to tell, I think, that may have filled in the gaps.
It is an experiment in human manipulation and behavior, and a riveting study of the passions and apathy historically exhibited by society.
I would recommend it but maybe not as strongly as others. One morning, on his way to work, he is kidnapped and the kidnappers demand a ransom of ten million dollars not from his parents, but from the bank that employs him. For the kidnappers, the money has no meaning.
Caught in the mystery is a journalist who unwittingly is used as a pawn by the kidnappers to tell Aarons story, and also a detective who bends rules and follows his instinct as much as his training.
The bank rejects the demand. I could almost see a prequel novel being needed to set the stage for why the kidnappers did what they did. Also, the character o Not a great bookBuy a cheap copy of The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene book by Terry Kay. Aaron Greene is barely a year out of high school when he disappears on his way to work at a powerful Atlanta bank.
The kidnappers demand ten. The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene | Terry Kay | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch mi-centre.coms: Kay's (To Dance with the White Dog) ace here is the kidnapped man, Aaron Greene of Atlanta, a bank mail clerk, whose very commonness ironically propels him into a maelstrom of media attention.
He makes clever use of digital technology as well, as Aaron's captors use popular local newspaper reporter Cody Yates's voice on their.
The plot of The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene () was conceived by Kay more than twenty-five years before its publication, when he worked for the Atlanta Journal. Aaron Greene is kidnapped on his way to his job as a mail clerk at an Atlanta bank.
ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recycled packaging with free standard shipping on U.S. orders over $ The Kidnapping OF Aaron Greene is a book I got as an advance reader copy prior to its publication in I finally decided to read it after all this time in the hope that the saying "all good things come to those who wait" would prove to be true.4/5(19).Download