Kill Your Boss
By Shane Kuhn
A cool, clever and classy Tarantino-esque thriller from a unique new voice in fiction, American screenwriter Shane Kuhn
If you're reading this, you're a new employee at Human Resources, Inc.
Congratulations. And condolences. At the very least, you're embarking on a career that you will never be able to describe as dull. You'll go to interesting places. You'll meet unique and stimulating people from all walks of life. And kill them. You will make a lot of money, but that will mean nothing to you after the first job.
Assassination, no matter how easy it looks in the movies, is the most difficult, stressful, and lonely profession on the planet.
Even when you're disguised as an intern.
John Lago is a hitman. He has some rules for you. And he's about to break every single one.
Published in the US as The Intern's Handbook
Shane Kuhn is a writer and filmmaker with twenty years of experience working in the entertainment business and the ad world. In feature film, he has written screenplays for Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Fox, and he has written and directed a film for Lionsgate. In the world of independent film, he is one of the four original founders of the Slamdance Film Festival and currently serves as an Executive Board member of Slamdance, Inc. A shameless product pusher in the ad world, he has worked as a copywriter, creative director, and broadcast video director and producer for several notable brands. Throughout his life, writing has been his shrink, priest, whore and best mate. Kill Your Boss is his first novel.
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03 Jul 2014
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An immersive literary experience — Vogue
Dark, but brilliantly written — Marie Claire
Believable dialogue, a whip smart and cynical central character, clever reversals and an entertaining amount of bone-crunching violence help wrap up this nasty package with a pretty little bow. An entertaining, ferociously violent romp about a morally bankrupt killer trying to find his way home. — Kirkus
Black humor and surprise twists distinguish Kuhn's highly entertaining debut, which puts a fresh spin on the theme of the hardened criminal planning one last job. — Publishers Weekly
All of the testosterone-bloated wisdom of Tucker Max mixed w/the satire of American Psycho. — Entertainment Weekly
A serious guilty pleasure. (Well, semi-serious and semi-guilty, but definitely a pleasure.) — Seattle Times
Set to be the book of the summer — Company
Kill Your Boss has "cult classic" written all over it... fast-moving, twisty, ultraviolent... revelling in its own lack of pretension and sheer entertainment value — Glasgow Herald
A thrilling, jet-black comedy that crackles with action... sleek, quirky and enjoyable — Sunday Mirror
On highly original, entertaining movie of a book. Sometimes funny, often gripping and always keeping you on your toes, Kill Your Boss is up there with the better of the year's books — Weekend Sport
Smart, original — The Sun
Kuhn's writing is cartoonishly violent, adolescently cynical - and enormous fun — Morning Star