Overload: A Novel [Arthur Hailey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Wild population growth and increasing industrial need drive the Golden. Overload [Arthur Hailey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Electric power. Imagine the lack of it, not for short periods but far longer. 5 Jan The story of the Golden State Power and Light Company, the gigantic utility supplying California and the Far West with most of its power, as it.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Doubleday- Fiction iverload pages. People use newer equipments and need more power but at the same time there is huge opposition to creation of newer power plants.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. After all, the subject of energy supply is once again a current hot topic; as economic availability of oil and gas reserves decreases, and the world human population continues to increase unsustainably. Meanwhile, bomb-deaths are mounting as a well-to-do, youthful Marxist and his band attack plants, send letter-bombs, and try to blow up a hotel. Hailey cautioned about the possibilities of blackouts and serious power shortages as he explored the inner workings of a giant power utility.

So it’s pretty obvious that Arthur Hailey had a formula: Apr 22, Pawan rated it really liked it. Jul 14, Mugizi Rwebangira rated it liked it. In this particular one I found the main character totally lacking morality, coloring any highminded message the author might have been trying to send.


There was a problem adding your email address. I was surprised that he did not follow this convention. If all his books are like this then I am planning to read more books by him. Whenever I re-read an Arthur Hailey book, I wonder why there aren’t many writers like him. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A comely young lady who is part of the group saw what happened and decides she wants to invite herself into Nim’s bed and offer him sex as a thank you for what he did.

And of course our boy Nimrod Goldman! This page was last edited on 21 Septemberat agthur Because this is not a crime book or a thriller. Just about every woman he meets immediately wants to fall at his feet and spread her legs for him. Jan 07, Rajakumar Duraiswamy rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Who gets it, hailfy pays for it, who produces it, etc.

The only properly formulated part of the book is where the author tries to convey the dilemma faced by the utility companies. As a result of Nim noticing how some customers were marked for emergency restoration because they overloae on electric power for survival, such as iron lung users and certain disabled personsutility billing supervisor Teresa Van Buren convinces Nim go visit one of these emergency restoration customers, Karen Sloan, a quadriplegic who uses a portable respirator on her wheelchair, whom he instantly befriends, angering Ruth, his wife and his children Leah and Benjamin.

Overload Arthur Hailey Limited preview – His first, Flight into Dangerwas conceived on a business trip when he imagined what would happen if the pilots became unable to land the plane and he had to step in. I have always enjoyed Mr. After some time, Nim and Ardythe make love. Hailey weaves a complex story centered around a rather believable, well-developed character who is at once powerful and troubled.


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The usual Harley treatment–but this one, with the coming energy crunch, is the most timely yet and certain to move fast over artnur circuits. Whilst clearing bookshelves recently, I thought I’d re-read this book, which I remember enjoying reading in my younger years.

Aug 21, Gurdeepak Juttl rated it liked it. Hailey would spend approximately one year researching a subject, followed by six months reviewing his notes and, finally, about 18 months writing the book. Lot of read had gimme into writing this book.

But really, how can you write an exciting novel about the electric company? This dramatic, timely novel is the story of people and events leading to such a crisis.

Overload by Arthur Hailey

And also talking about the terrorist organisation would have taken away from the main point of the book. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Drawing on his professional history but with no experience in the publishing industry, he blind-mailed his script and it was accepted. The behaviour of the characters feels somewhat artificial.