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  • The Intern
  • Dillon Khan
  • English
  • 24 August 2019
  • 9780141338040

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  1. says:

    This was a good book Set in the 90s it has a really fun story line told from the main character Jay's perspective I love anything music so having this story set in the music industry was a really fun read Set all over the globe from London's pubs and clubs to Las Vegas and Ibiza Following the story of an intern in his first year in this new world was interesting showing how the real industry works and giving you a glimpse of what it would be like in real life It was also fun seeing some of music culture's biggest names sewn into the story Of course there's the bit of romance which adds another element to the story and humour between the characters makes this book funny too


  2. says:

    Do you love music as well as books? Are you curious about what's happening on the inside of the music industry or about being an intern? I the answer to those uestions are yes then The Intern by Dillon Khan is a must read Jay Merchant has always been passionate about music and now he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime; to work as an intern in music television In total there are six interns at The Beat they will all have to show what they're made After a six months internship working for free one of the interns will get a long term position at The Beat Jay struggles to balance a job in the fast lane with a personal lifea microscopical time slot available for his girlfriend Sophie and his friends My thoughtsWhere to start? Well I don't need than a couple of seconds to think about that one The answer is with the music of course and second what a great debut novel Khan has dished up for us Dillon Khan's many pop cultural references took me right back to a wonderful time of my life I have a great life now don't get me wrong but a time where I was carefree with no big responsibilities It was like walking down the memory lane lots of musical references and each chapter was named after a song title The last chapter was titled Bitter Sweet Symphony and for me that was just the perfect ending of a great story I love that songSo being an intern is no joke not even when you're working in an industry that from the outside seems all glam and funit might be fun but also HARD work into the wee hours of the night Author Dillon Khan uses of his own personal experiences to tell the story about the darker sides of internship it can great fun but is also uite draining and demanding Khan himself has worked for MTV so he knows the industry he's writing about inside out It was enlightening and a bit weird reading about being an intern in the UK it offered a big contrast to the interns here in Norway where the interns get paid from day one and only work 375 hours pr weekThe Intern was a book with wonderful humor great characters a story of what working as an intern might be and last but not least a lot of great and diverse music I was so sad to let Jay and the others go might we have some ? Pretty please Jay might just have been the most normal realistic character I have come across in a long time kudos to Khan for writing with such an authentic voice Also it was very refreshing to read a young adultnot suitable for the youngest YA reader novel from a male point of viewI would like to end start this review of The Intern by giving a huge thanks to Hannah from Puffin for getting me out of my comfort zone I have absolutely no regrets for dipping my toe into the water none what so ever Why not? Because I LOVED every minute I spent with The Intern in my hands and alongside Jay behind the scenes of the music media industryLastly I want to point you all in the direction of The Intern homepage it is awesome I can honestly say that I haven't seen a bookauthor that has this kind of resourceful homepage before so check it outThis review was originally published on my book blog Escape In A Book


  3. says:

    Jay has landed an internship at Total BEATS and gets to live and breathe music all day long Although he's thrown in at the deep end and basically starts off not having a clue what he's doing he eventually finds his feet and is soon immersed in his new job to the exclusion of all else including his long suffering girlfriend Sophia and his mother He loves music and has the opportunity to turn his passion into a paying occupation but finds that his dream job may not be such a dream after all 'The Intern' is Dillon Khan's first novel and offers a behind the scenes insight into the world of music Khan himself worked at MTV for eight years so knows all the ins and outs of the industry and provides a realistic and honest portrayal of the highs and lows of working in such an environment Jay faces long hours little praise for his work and is surrounded by people who always put themselves first On the plus side he gets to meet musicians who he admires is showered with freebies and never knows uite what he's going to be doing from one day to the next Although he's living his passion I like the way there's always a fine line drawn between enjoying his job and hating itI think Jay came across as very reminiscent of many young adults who leave university after finishing their degree and then either don't have a clue what they want to do or have the relevant ualifications but are unable to get a job in their chosen field Although I found Jay's struggle to make a mark for himself in the music world interesting I didn't one hundred percent connect with him as a character Admittedly he had grown on me by the end of the book and I'm glad his story ended on a high note but I have to say that he wasn't always that likable and I didn't like the way he sometimes treated the other people in his life I also found some of the parts in the narrative where he has repeated imaginary conversations in his head with music stars such as Eminem Whitney Houston and Dido amusing but a bit distracting at times Set in the year 2000 my favourite thing about this book was reminiscing over some of the music that was around at the time Like Jay I can remember taping songs off the radio onto cassette tapes so that I could listen to that week's big hits over and over again It's hard to believe now in such a digital age but back then that was the best way even though it may have been illegal to get your hands on all the current songs'The Intern' is an enjoyable and fascinating account of what it's actually like to work in the industry Music lovers in particular will find this an interesting read However although I found it a refreshing change of pace from a lot of the paranormal books which are on the shelves at the moment I just found that all important spark with the main character missing and I do so like a character who I can really root for This was still an accomplished and impressive debut which I think will appeal especially to the older teen audience


  4. says:

    I don’t think that I really have too much to say about The Intern it was one of those reads that was entertaining if not exciting and totally realistic to read I think that Khan did a great job in writing an entertaining story about a young man going into a job in the media and the highs and lows of the lifestyle I can’t say I was gripped I read this book over about a week and was reading other books in between but I never wanted to put it off I was reading it when I wanted a little reality in between the paranormal and science fiction books that I have been reading or a little maturity between romantic teeny books I think that maybe it was a bit mature for me not mature in dirty mature in grown up terms because Jay was a few years older than myself 22 or 23? and I think that I just couldn't relate to him as a character which is something that i look for in realistic fiction I did love how well Khan wrote the ups and downs of a life in media how 'miserable' Jay was when he started and how he gained and lost things It was written so realistically and I believed every single though in Jay's head I also liked how Jay was a completely honest character just like any guy I might meet on the street I felt as though everything he did was something that I could see somebody in his position doing in real life I didn't like a lot of his decisions but I believed them and I think that the reason I didn't really love Jay as a character just because he was such a real boyThe place that this book went wrong is that it's being promoted as young adult fiction which was just not what I found when I read it and to be honest if had been pitched to me as what it actually is I just wouldn't have accepted it for review I would recommend it to people maybe aged 20 to 30 or young adult readers that like mature books I don't really think it was my thingIf you guys aren't sure about reading it I would recommend that you check out Raimy's review over at Readaraptor since she had different thoughts on the book Check it out hereOverall Rating DC


  5. says:

    I treated myself to the DVD box set of The Hills and The City and watching Whitney Lauren and Audrina work their way up the ladder at Teen Vogue People’s Revolution and Epic Records is really reminiscent of a lot of aspiring creatives who are trying to get their foot on the ladder The term intern stands for a form of on the job training that is taken up by undergraduates or graduates looking to gain entrance into a career Mostly an American concept the internship has become common in the UK over the last few years especially in coveted careers such as music fashion journalism PR marketing and beauty The Intern has become uite an iconic figure in pop culture with lots of reality shows based around them and there is even a film made about it which I reviewed a few years ago So I was really fascinated when I came across this book on Facebook but I got really excited by the digital marketing campaign once a marketeer always a marketeer which consists of some rather cutting edge videos about working in the creative industries and a rather swish website The website also contains lots of advice on how to get into industries such as journalism PR publishing TV and radio There are also several Talking Heads videos with big players in those industries who discuss what they look for when hiring talent and how to get yourself noticedNow onto the book which is a roman a la clef about Jay Merchant an aspiring TV exec who lands an internship in music television His career launches at an exciting time for music where different genres are being embraced and he gets to see the glamorous life of the music biz Of course comparisons with The Devil Wears Prada have been made but that is not surprise as it is an insight into what it is like to have a career in a sexy industry Who wouldn’t want to read about that? The Intern is written by Dillon Khan a music journalist who works for MTV Dillon uite clearly has friends in cool places judging by the celebrity clad testimonials left by the likes of Trevor Nelson June Sarpong and Lisa I’Anson The Intern looks like a delicious read


  6. says:

    I looooove music and I've always been a little bit curious about jobs in the music industry so when I was emailed about The Intern I had to reuest a copy for reviewThe novel is set in 2000 and Jay is interning at the London offices of The Beat one of the coolest music channels around for six months Jay's hoping that by the end of those six months they'll love him enough to give him a full time position at The Beat His time spent there is a hurricane of exclusive music videos parties with celebrities and tight deadlines and gradually his lifer outside work starts to unravelMy favourite thing about The Intern was how realistic it was I loved that it wasn't sugar coated and we see how hard Jay has to work to keep his bosses happy I'm not going to lie I've always thought that working at a music channel would be really awesome and chilled but it's much crazier than I could possibly imagine It reuires dedication and determination and fortunately Jay had both of those things Seeing how he had to manage both his work life and social life was interesting Also I felt that Jay's character really grew throughout the story as his amount of experience in the music industry increasedI found The Intern very insightful and interesting but unfortunately I think it lacked that extra special spark needed to hook me in On various occasions I found my thoughts wandering It wasn't that I didn't find it interesting exactly but I just didn't feel like my attention was grabbed enough if you get what I'm trying to say I would recommend this especially to music fans like myself and people aspiring to go into the music business A very fun and fast paced readAlso what about Angela I really liked her I honestly thought she would appear again by the end of the story and her and Jay would fall in love or something like But they didn't and that made me sad


  7. says:

    Thanks to Puffin firstly for this book and I was excited after reading the promotion material Taking a break from the usual contemporary paranormal young adult books this work of fiction was welcome and refreshing in ways than oneJay Merchant has a chance to make his dream come true and he grabs an internship with both hands that propels him into the world of Beats Landing himself on his feet after an unsuccessful job at Foot Locker where his dreams were going nowhere we see the author Dillon Khan raise Jay to accept the challenge of making something of this opportunityRealising his opportunity to make his dreams come true Jay pushes himself to work as hard as he can and throughout the story we as the readers can't help but feel proud of how his character grows how he reaches his potential and makes sacrifices to achieve his dreamKhan teaches us through simplistic and easy to follow writing that you have to do what it takes to get what you want if it's worth it you'll fight for it Thanks to Jay's wit and the humour that flowed easily in the book readers can dive straight in to the story from beginning to end in one sittingThere's no sugar coating to Jay's experiences as you feel the full effect of everything he does through and this boils down to Khan's realistic writing in portraying Jay's struggles and life I approve It sends home a message of struggle potential dreams ambitions hard work and so much it's real and it's happening and I'm glad I read Dillon Khan's fantastic book to put a smile on my face Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


  8. says:

    Jay Merchant is struggling he can’t pay his full rent and his current job at the foot locker is not his dream job and does not pay enough Then he lands on his feet when he gets accepted as an intern at the Beats The Beat’s is known world wide and jay soon learns how lucky he is to get a chance to intern there when so many people are dying for the chance to be a part of this music phenomenon but like most things working at the Beat’s comes with a price This book was really easy to get into thanks to the witty and funny conversations the comical thoughts that jay has during the book Jay was a cool character that did not think he was better than anyone but he did change during the course of the book and he grows as a character While this book is not my normal paranormal or fantasy type that I normally read I was not disappointed this book has something else a taste of Jay’s life and while the book is fictional to me it felt very real which made this book brilliant Jay works so hard to keep the job of his dreams to get the good money to be someone important and while all that is amazing what got to me was while he was working so hard and putting in so many hours he slowing had less time for everything before the Beats I have to say this book had a really good taste of real life and how working and juggling with your social life and everything else can be hard I loved that the author did not sugar coat everything and I felt that was another reason the book was so good 5 stars


  9. says:

    Read a MTVmusic scene I Want My MTV Craig Adams book a couple years back so mostly all I can say is accurate From what I know anyway The crazy fun glitz and parties but also the hard work involved Love the idea of an 'empathetic workplace' where everybody works hard and parties hard together Sure it means you have no other real life relationships but when you're 'passionate' I guess you really throw in all you've got like Jay or do you not?A fun read Tech notesthoughts1 Love the plot device of the time bomb 6 months internship means you have a neat timeframe AND a nice exit route for Jay 2 James III is a fun one The other interns didn't remember them much nor do I want to care Too many characters not enough development imo Also like Pritz An annoying but memorable sidekick3 Jay turns down money AND saves a damsel in distress AND saves the department etc etc etc? Hero much A little cliche but a little pandering to please or is it only because it was done amidst the chaos of hardcore partying and drugs that I found this a little contrived? Is this where the author wants to say we do crazy shit but we draw the line at certain parts? Perhaps so4 No shit about how 'average' or goodlooking Jay is Points and thumbs up for that Had enough of that shizz 'average' guy gets hot chicks and doesn't know whyGot into this analysing thing because I've been reading Bakuman and it makes me want to deconstruct everything and learn from it


  10. says:

    If I had to sum up The Intern in three words – fast fun and frantic Set in 2000 Jay joins the London office of The Beat – the hippest music channel think MTV as an intern for six months hoping desperate that he will be given the elusive full time position at the end And so he gets swept up in a whirlwind lifestyle of music videos celebrity parties and late nights while the rest of his life starts to fall apartI have to admit I loved the peak into the behind the scenes life of music celebrities and parties I like a good headline as much as the next person and it did feel very realistic It was easy to see that Dillion Khan was pulling on his years of experience at MTV It was an eye opening experience The writing was immersive and gave a strong portrayal of the politics and hard work behind the music However by the end I was finding the partying a little repetitive but Jay was an appealing character that I wanted to see how it ended I could certainly sympathise with him not wanting to return to unemploymentEach chapter is named after a song and I’m almost ashamed to admit that I didn’t recognise enough of them Overall this is a fun light read that gives an intriguing peak into the back room of early 21st century music industry Recommended for fans of Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman 7 out of 10


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His life The velvet rope to the biggest VIP parties and hottest celebrities has been lifted and now he's got to capture it on I looooove music and I've always been a little bit curious about jobs in the music industry so when I was emailed about The Intern I had to reuest a copy for reviewThe novel is set in 2000 and Jay is interning at the London offices of The Beat one of the coolest music channels around for six months Jay's hoping that by the end of those six months they'll love him enough to give him a full time position at The Beat His time spent there is a hurricane of exclusive music videos parties with celebrities and tight deadlines and gradually his lifer outside work starts to unravelMy favourite thing about The Intern was how realistic it was I loved that it wasn't sugar coated and we see how hard Jay has to work to keep his bosses happy I'm not going to lie I've always thought that working at a music channel would be really awesome and chilled but it's much crazier than I could possibly imagine It reuires dedication and determination and fortunately Jay had both of those things Seeing how he had to manage both his work life and social life was interesting Also I felt that Jay's character really grew throughout the story as his amount of experience in the music industry increasedI found The Intern very insightful and interesting but unfortunately I think it lacked that extra special spark needed to hook me in On various occasions I found my thoughts wandering It wasn't that I didn't find it interesting exactly but I just didn't feel like my attention was grabbed enough if you get what I'm trying to say I would recommend this especially to music fans like myself and people aspiring to go into the music business A very fun and fast paced readAlso what about Angela I really liked her I honestly thought she would appear again by the end of the story and her and Jay would fall in love or something like But they didn't and that made me sad

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Camera But with only six months to turn his intern dream into a real job does he have what it takes? It's time to face the mus Jay Merchant is struggling he can’t pay his full rent and his current job at the foot locker is not his dream job and does not pay enough Then he lands on his feet when he gets accepted as an intern at the Beats The Beat’s is known world wide and jay soon learns how lucky he is to get a chance to intern there when so many people are dying for the chance to be a part of this music phenomenon but like most things working at the Beat’s comes with a price This book was really easy to get into thanks to the witty and funny conversations the comical thoughts that jay has during the book Jay was a cool character that did not think he was better than anyone but he did change during the course of the book and he grows as a character While this book is not my normal paranormal or fantasy type that I normally read I was not disappointed this book has something else a taste of Jay’s life and while the book is fictional to me it felt very real which made this book brilliant Jay works so hard to keep the job of his dreams to get the good money to be someone important and while all that is amazing what got to me was while he was working so hard and putting in so many hours he slowing had less time for everything before the Beats I have to say this book had a really good taste of real life and how working and juggling with your social life and everything else can be hard I loved that the author did not sugar coat everything and I felt that was another reason the book was so good 5 stars

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When Jay Merchant lands an internship for the best job in music television he is given a backstage pass to the biggest gig of This was a good book Set in the 90s it has a really fun story line told from the main character Jay's perspective I love anything music so having this story set in the music industry was a really fun read Set all over the globe from London's pubs and clubs to Las Vegas and Ibiza Following the story of an intern in his first year in this new world was interesting showing how the real industry works and giving you a glimpse of what it would be like in real life It was also fun seeing some of music culture's biggest names sewn into the story Of course there's the bit of romance which adds another element to the story and humour between the characters makes this book funny too