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Johnny 12 Steps: Organized Crime Trilogy #1 (Johnny Books) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JSZ2CSG
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Nick Tory is a dirty recluse who lives in a shack in the mountains and whose only contact with humans involves hollering angrily at the mailman. While not much is known about him, there are a few existing stories. One is that he wrestled a bear. Another version of the story is that the bear was actually just his own shadow as he rolled around like a maniac in a hallucination induced rage.
He spends his time writing Johnny books and shaking his fist in the air.

Visit www.johnnybooks.com for more info.
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This short account of a compulsive brawler by the name of Johnny Tee is full of dark humor and edgy witticism. Many times I found myself laughing aloud as I read through the book. The clever spin on the 12 steps program was one of the sharpest ideas for a book I have seen this year. Definitely worth the price of admission. If you don't laugh when you read this, you are either (A) dead, (B) too sensitive for your own good, or (C) born without a sense of humor. Read it, you'll like it.
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When I began reading this book, I wasn't sure I was going to like it because it seemed strange and (since it is more of a short story) there weren't a ton of details. As I continued, however, I realized how wrong I was. The story was great! The author very cleverly wraps a mans search to better himself around the twelve steps that are taught in AA. It makes you consider those steps in a different light. They are no longer just for addicts.

I also grew to like Johnny's character a lot. He is simple and not the brightest but he also came across as sincere. He was crude and insulting and a bit selfish, but in the end, he came through for his friends. As I was reading, I could almost picture a TV episode taking place in somewhere like New Jersey. In my mind they had Jersey accents and were dealing with mobsters instead of just gangsters. I love it when I can see the story in my mind. That's how I knew I was hooked. I had a lot of fun with this book.

All in all, I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick, yet fun and entertaining, read.
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I generally hate books. This is my kind of book, though: ~70 pages and with big font. I was able to tear through this in < 1 hour on the bus ride to work the other day.

It's about the goofy and slightly dark misadventures of a gigantic idiot, and it has more than a few parts that made me laugh out loud (which was probably a little awkward for the guy sitting next to me).

Anyway, it's only $0.99 on Kindle, and if you don't get a buck's worth of entertainment out of it, well then damn you are one cheap person. Personally, I went for the paper copy (if I'm going to be forced to read, I'd better have some physical proof) you that was a great deal as well.

Volume 2 is already out, so I've ordered that. Will post a review once it arrives.
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Johnny Tee needs to find a ne life. He gets into fights. He needs a bath. He loses money. The solution? He trys the 12 steps of AA. Tory has talent. The book is well crafted, and fun!
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Nick Tory did a wonderful job of making me laugh in his story Johnny 12 Steps. Johnny Tee has decided to turn his life around. He has been known to have a short temper and a problem with gambling. Because of this, he has found himself in some terrible situations. So one day he decided to do the thing that all people who have problems do, follow the twelve steps laid out by Alcoholics Anonymous to find that better life. The only problem is that Johnny Tee tries to make it through these twelve steps in twelve days. In the process, he gets mixed up with the girl of his dreams, who hates him, his best friend, who despises him, and the worst mobster that he could possibly go up against, who, at first, wants to help him, but in the end finds it would be easier just to kill him. The story has a laugh on every page, the only problem being is that there aren't many of them. I literarily sat down one evening and read the book. I enjoyed it very much, but I just wished there was more of it to enjoy. Luckily, Nick Tory has written three more installments into the series which means if I have another night free, I will download the next one and laugh again.
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Oddball humor and great characters. I wasn't really sure what I was getting into but I was pleasantly surprised! A nice quick read too. I laughed out loud.
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'Johnny 12 Steps' by Nick Tory is a fast paced and witty novella that cleverly draws parallels to the Alcoholic Anonymous 12 Steps recovery program as the reader follows the steps of a homeless ne'er-do-well named Johnny, who finds himself embroiled in a mess with finger-amputating gangsters as he tries to impress Sarah, with whom he has fallen in love (or more likely raging lust).

The author uses very precise language, and creates appropriately cringe-worthy situations in this somewhat tongue-in-cheek story, which this reviewer was delighted to find had more twists than the average bag of pretzels.

Tory's style reminded me of one of my favourite US writers, Carl Hiassen, and I recommend this book to fans of humour, satire, and crime fiction. It is available on Amazon.com.

Four stars out of five from me
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Johnny Tee is in a bad spot. He has fallen to a new low. He has been reduced to the level of a “hobo.” Yet one way or another, he must rescue the mother of a beautiful young blond he has just met, who has been kidnapped by gangsters.

How does he do it? By following the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 Step Guide, of course.

Somehow this all makes perfect sense in the madcap mind of Johnny Tee. The result is a roller coaster ride of hilarious antics.

Although truly an original concept, if I could compare this book to another of my other favorite series it would be the “My Man Jeeves” stories by P.G. Wodehouse. Both authors utilize laugh-out-loud, off the wall humor and preposterously hilarious situations.

Overall, an exhilarating book that is impossible to put down.
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