- File Size: 614 KB
- Print Length: 251 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494461633
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 20, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H907P3E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My English teacher liked it (once I told her it wasn't based on her) and my fellow classmates enjoyed it, too. One kid even gave me a roll of Bubblicious bubble gum as a token of his appreciation... a whole roll!
I'd found my calling at an early age, something I loved doing more than anything else. Then I proceeded to not write another word of fiction for nineteen years.
I couldn't tell you why I stopped writing. School, sports, and friends must have gotten in the way. But one day in late 2012, I thought about my childhood and the time I wrote that short story. I had an idea for what I thought would be a good book swirling around in my head for months. One about a guy that woke up and everyone on Earth disappeared. I didn't have the first clue how to write or what would happen in the story, but I began typing words on the screen just as a fun experiment, and before I knew it, I'd completed my first novel.
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Top Customer Reviews
Characters: The author developed the two main characters well. I think he took a bit of liberty by making Johnny too much of a doofus -- what 25-year-old has never had a checking account or a credit card? His buddy Dave, on the other hand, was a little _too_ competent, a little more of an action hero than seems reasonable. But the author went only slightly over the line, in my opinion, not so far that I couldn't suspend disbelief and immerse myself in the story. The main villain is on stage for less time, but the author did a good job of showing him to us. The character of Jed came on the scene late in the story, but he too was clearly drawn and acted consistently with his character.
Dialog: Completely believable.
Language: Generally good.Read more ›
"Spending Spree" is a variation on a theme that's been around since Aladdin, the story of an ordinary guy who gets access to seemingly endless riches. In this case, the narrator is a 25-year-old loser named Johnny who still lives at home, works at a dead end night job at the local factory, and whose only interest in life is playing video games with his equally big loser friend Dave. Johnny's luck finally changes after his mother takes him to open his first checking account (he had been getting an allowance by his parents) and he subsequently discovers that the balance on the account has mysteriously increased from $150 to $100,000. Not only that, but every day, despite whatever Johnny buys with his new debit card, the account balance resets itself to $100,000.
There's little surprise in what Johnny does next. Egged on by Dave, who despite working as a pizza delivery guy, has grandiose ideas about spending the two go off on a Las Vegas jaunt, complete with gambling, booze, women, and lavish excess. The spending spree lasts for about the first two-thirds of the book, and that part is highly entertaining. Johnny and Dave are still idiots, despite having fistfuls of cash, but they are also blithely unaware of how stupid and dangerous what they're doing is.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To all of those of you that only gave this 1 star I say "suck it" to you!!! This was a fun book to read!!!! Read morePublished 21 days ago by lroe
I really enjoyed this book. It's was very exciting and hard to put down. Could very easily be made into a movie.Published 1 month ago by R. Merritt
What would you do with unlimited resources? Don't answer too quickly. Johnny did that and it almost cost him his lifePublished 2 months ago by Kathryn Faulkner
Really fun book to read... Started out kind of slow... but totally picked up ... I had planned on writing the author to let him know how much I enjoyed itPublished 3 months ago by dt
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