Rivet Head Hardcover – 31 Dec 1992
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Better than anything Michael Moore has written, sorry that Ben Hamper is no longer writing.
Ben Hamper takes us on a journey into the industrial wastelands of blue-collar toil - beer, repetition, noise, grime, mental atrophy...all the things that have made the US in to the industrial giant it is. He writes with a casually sharpened observation that belies his eventual descent in to the maddened pit created by the demons of industrialization. Indeed, I was surprised by how this chronicle ends and the annals or work-related literature deserve a closure from Hamper, as the lastest recruit 'accepting the baton from crab claw to puppy paw'.
Ben Hamper has written about only one topic yet he has done it with greater panache than Bukowski's 'Post Office'.Like they say - 'It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it!'.
car and truck assembly line had me laughing out loud at the antics of both workers and bosses at the GM factory in Flint, Michigan. Hamper uses words like rivets and blasts them at the nearest human target; no one escapes his savage attack, not even himself. Hamper is a "flake" and he knows it, but he is an observant flake who is just as adept at turning a phrase as he is finding ways to avoid work. He seeks to please no one, not even himself, and he succeeds beyond even his expectations. Read at your own risk is how Hamper himself might caution us about "Rivethead."
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Husband really enjoying this book. He tells me it was Jerez Clarkson recommended it and he's pleased he bought itPublished 1 month ago by Liz Taylor
as read by Jeremy Clarkson thought i'd have a read and loved the book very well written and toldPublished 4 months ago by murray
Dull as ditch water. I read on because it's what I do. Nothing. But Macho pointless posturing. Self Inflicted boredom - by the end of the book I knew how he felt. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
The book was not available in the UK only from the USA, it was received in good time, the condition was very good and the story was interesting and very well written. Read morePublished on 28 April 2014 by Dave Wheeler
I found it to be a very revealing insight into Detroit of that era. How GM and I am sure the other auto-makers treated their employees. Read morePublished on 23 April 2014 by Patrick OSullivan
It was interesting but not riveting! At no point did anyone associate his alcohol or drig consumption with his phycosisPublished on 2 Mar. 2014 by Tom
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