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The Adventures of Whatley Tupper (An Interactive Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Rudolf Kerkhoven , Daniel Pitts
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Whatley Tupper is an A-grade janitor at a B-grade university about to become entwined in C-grade fiction!

Will he tame the troglodyte murderer living in the disused network of campus tunnels? Will he join forces with the Denny's night manager to counter a renegade group of custodians? Will he inadvertently travel into a parallel universe that sounds suspiciously similar to another plot-line? Will he journey to Honduras to reunite with his deported love? Will he suffer amnesia and begin to question his own sexuality? Will he leave all this madness behind and book a relaxing Alaskan cruise? Or will he turn out to be nothing more than a figment in the imagination of his idol, Tom Selleck?

Yes, there is something in the air tonight... Adventure! Romance! Carbon Monoxide!

The choice is yours.

Editorial Reviews


Lots of strange stuff happening, some wildly divergent threads, and a healthy dose of WTF keep this ebook interesting even after multiple reads.  Will this be the next big trend in ebooks? I sure hope so.
-- J.A. Konrath on

A "choose-your-own-adventure" for adults, "The Adventures of Whatley Tupper" is a riot...  The stories ranged from silly to downright ridiculous, but I was thoroughly entertained the entire way through.
-- Motherlode 29/09/2010

I think that is why I ultimately enjoyed The Adventures of Whatley Tupper--because it was super weird...  For hours of disgustingly ridiculous fun, the book is a great price.
-- Kate the Book Buff 15/01/2011

For a bunch of laughs and a ton of fun, Whatley Tupper may the perfect choice.
--BigAl's Books and Pals  8/03/2011

Even if you've never read a choose your own adventure book, this is still a great choice for anyone who owns a Kindle.
-- Paperless Reading 18/06/2011

From the Author

This is a 'choose your own adventure' style e-book.  When confronted with a choice, instead of turning to a specific page, the reader clicks a hyperlink and is automatically brought to that section.  Yes, writing has evolved much from those weary days of the "Epic of Gilgamesh."

There are 37 different endings, and more than 100 different choices.

This book is a serious work of art.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2813 KB
  • Print Length: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Bowness Books; 3rd edition (August 20, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00408ASO6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guilty pleasure September 8, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Move over "singing along to bad 80's one-hit wonders," I have a new guilty pleasure. Remember "Choose your own adventure" books as kids? Did you ever wish to return to the age when books did what you told them to? Did you ever wish to do so without having to flip through pages to find the right page? We have finally found a great use for modern technology---choose your own adventure e-book.

And this one is great. The author must have bent time and space to make the links actually work so well. The fact that this is a seriously funny book that you can literally drop right into and hit the ground running really makes it worthwile.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute joy to read! November 1, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I never had any 'choose your own adventure' books growing up, and my only familiarity with the idea was limited to remembering the movie 'Clue' where they made several different endings. Well... I had an absolute blast reading this book! It was, simply put, SO MUCH FUN! According to the author, there's 37 possible storylines; I read maybe 4 or 5 so far, and each was very different from the others. All had sneaky little 'twists' and wry humor. This book is going to stay out of my 'already read' collection on my Kindle for a LONG time while I continue to play with it and find new adventures for Whatley! This is worth EVERY CENT of the price - regardless of what the price IS! Highly recommended!

Note on Kindle formatting: Perfect. I found no formatting errors in the sections that I accessed. The links from section to section work as they should; no intratextual formatting errors. A very high-quality book, all things considering.

To the authors - PLEASE drop everything and start work on another book like this, whether it be a sequel or something entirely different!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Fun April 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This made me nostalgic for all of those chose your own adventure books that I played as a kid.
There were several laugh out loud moments and they often involved Magnum PI and his chums.

It is a little inconsistent and obviously as an adventure game it shouldn't be taken too seriously. However the writing was pretty decent in this and the use of janitorial similes and metaphors was impressive. There were some great characters in this and I would never have thought that the life of a janitor at an American University could be so much fun

It works really well with Kindle and I really was entertained by this. It is very easy to keep going back and choosing different options.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Adventures of Whatley Tupper March 15, 2011
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The concept is simple enough, a "choose your own adventure" book for adults. Is this great literature, the next Hemmingway, Dickens, or Fitzgerald? Of course not. Is the plot, actually any of the many potential plots, a fantastic story? No, not really - at least none that I found.

But all these questions miss the point. What Whatley Tupper aims to be is fun (it is). Funny (that too). One review I saw called it a guilty pleasure, a description I can't argue with either. It's strange, ridiculous, and downright weird at times (if you pick the right - or is that wrong - choice). If you don't like how it turns out, just try again. For a bunch of laughs and a ton of fun Whatley Tupper may the perfect choice.

Adult adventure means "not kids." Don't read too much into the "adult" tag. Although there are a few sexual situations those I found were tamer than a typical bestseller and many YA books.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous Fun September 30, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Did you ever wish you could have a "do over?" Well, Whatley Tupper gets a whole bunch in this story, and you're in charge of all of them! A "choose-your-own-adventure" for adults, "The Adventures of Whatley Tupper" is a riot. This ever-changing book lets you decide what choices Whatley makes, and that determines where his adventure leads you. Just like the kid version from the 70s-90s, but with decidedly adult themes, this one book provides you with a plethora of potential storylines.

I read the epub version, and it worked beautifully on my Sony PRS-505. I could scroll up and down to choose what Whatley should do next, and then just press the select button. Clicking on "the end" brought me right back to the beginning, so I could start all over again. There was definitely a "fun" aspect to this book. There were a few times, however, when something was assumed in a storyline, but never actually introduced in that particular path. For example, a certain person may be talked about a few choices in as if we've already been introduced, but that storyline never actually introduced that person to us. He (or she) was introduced in a different storyline I read at an earlier (or later) time. Confusing? It was for me as well, the few times it happened.

Riddled with such phrases as "The chase, or perhaps just the passage of time, had weathered away his rage like a dutiful urinal cake, leaving nothing more than cold, clammy, porcelain-hard fear," this book will not likely be mistaken for great literature. The writing is campy and the situations outrageous to the point of comical. In spite of that, or perhaps because of it, I kept coming back for another story. Perhaps I just wanted to see in which odd and unexpected situation I'd meet my end, or maybe I was dying to find out what "Q" was.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest CYOA I've ever read!
This book is amazing! The world of Whatley Tupper is full of hilarious twists and turns, a noble janitor's quest against the powers that threaten his school, and many hours worth... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Spanky McGalligher
5.0 out of 5 stars So many endings
The first read nothing special happened. The second read... I got killed. Then i found love......

With this book, you don't get 1 story, but 5-6 different stories with... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Halarious
Finally, a choose your own adventure for adults! Follow the trials and tribulations of Custodian Whatley Tupper as he gets himself into all sorts of trouble. Read more
Published 10 months ago by dkw
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay for a free short read
This was not exactly what I expected but ok for a short read with basic shortened plot. Could have been a little more detailed with characters.
Published 10 months ago by LMS22
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was a good book and also interesting because I got to choose how it went but also confusing because I would have to read it over again if I died.
Published 12 months ago by Nicholas Korneluk
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite childhood genre
I read choose your own adventure books addictively as a kid, so it was great to find one as an adult. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Stephanie Reigh
1.0 out of 5 stars muddled
the links were muddled leading you to unrelated parts of the story, gave up. Love the concept, pity about the execution
Published 20 months ago by Tim Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book has kept me reading for awhile now. I am not a big reader and most stories lose me after the first few pages. I would lovto read more books from this author.
Published 22 months ago by rezzel
1.0 out of 5 stars Lame-o
I only made it through a couple of the choices. I thought the stories were very basic and weak. I felt like I was reading someone's high school project. Read more
Published on December 21, 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Whatley: Witty & Wry Writing
Bottom line: This book is hilarious. I have a pre-existing love for choose your own adventure books and graphic novels with multiple endings. Read more
Published on October 25, 2011 by J.J. Taylor
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More About the Author

Rudolf Kerkhoven is the author of three novels, "Love is not free. The price is 99 cents", "The Year We Finally Solved Everything" and "A Dream Apart." He is also the co-author of the choose-your-own-adventure(ish) comedy novels, "The Adventures of Whatley Tupper", "The Redemption of Mr. Sturlubok," "The Most Boring Book Ever Written" and "Can Stuart Henry Zhang Save the World?" (with Daniel Pitts). He lives in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. He does not have a dog or a cat. But he does have a daughter and sometimes she acts strangely similar to that of a dog or cat.

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