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Olen Steinhauer’s crafty story begins as an affectionate recounting by Tom, a down-on-his-luck graduate caring for his sick mother and reconnecting with his awkward friend, Jerry McLaughlin. Jerry lives in a relative’s basement in Chicago, and over the intervening months the two young men strategize Jerry’s seemingly innocuous plan to become a super-villain in the spirit of Bond greats like Blofeld. Things turn dark, however, when Jerry’s plans find success, and he enlists the wayward Tom to help him expand his little start-up to the next level. At turns witty and diabolical, “The Start-Up” is a fiendish take on the spy genre, as well as the dangerous friendships of Highsmith, le Carre, and others.
“Start-Up” by Olen Steinhauer is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all!
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It wasn't even my idea; it was Jerry's. He was inspired by a pirated copy of From Russia With Love, sixteen years after his first viewing at the age of fourteen, nearly fifty years after the film was first released, and two days before I went back to Texas to watch my mother die. We sat in his uncle's mildewy basement in south Chicago watching it on his uncle's widescreen monster. It was a terrific film, and by the end we were both a little in love with Daniela Bianchi, but while the film was inspiring me to pick up and move to Italy to find more girls who looked like her, Jerry was inspired in an entirely different direction. He wanted to become a master criminal. A super-villain.
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- Apr 19, 2016
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