A Story, Based on Another Story, by an Author Who Isn't
Short read, waste of a Saturday basically...Back cover says "Hedge-find cowboys...living life on the adrenaline-,sex-, and drug-fueled edge...trading information in the back rooms of high-class brothels and VIP night clubs..."
Well...Had to read the whole book to find out there wasn't much adrenaline, no sex, and NO drugs either. He has a couple drinks once, goes to a couple strip clubs (giving only details of the venue), and ends up with an Asian girlfriend. At the end, the author states the guy wants to be completely anonymous as it is 'based' on a true story. So pretty damn loosely if you ask me. He must have changed the details of every aspect 2 or 3 times over... More of a tale than a story for sure. Says he ends up in Bermuda, and he meets the guy there in a rental car. Well, I live in Bermuda, and there sure aren't any rental cars, and never have been here so it just goes to show this is more of a dream than a documentation.
Furthermore, the author gets bored with this tale about half way through and really half-asses it. He gives life-charging story/short story type deal and you don't get any emotion or detail out of this guy. When trying to come up with a catalyst for the ending...wow...sucks. This is written by an author who just doesn't cut it. High-school quality of day-wasting length if you ask me. I'm rarely a complainer of literature, but this really didn't do it for me. I normally stick to educational reads (no-fun reading) so I expected a bit of both from this, but got neither education or entertainment value. Read the Wolf of Wall Street for the drugs sex and adrenaline - that is a fun story of a REAL person which is reasonably written, very interesting and even more entertaining. I'll review it next!
Oh, and just realized there are 3 lonely stars on the back...I think 3 at best. POORLY WRITTEN!
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