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The Boy in the Wrinkled Shirt [Kindle Edition]

Joseph DeProspero
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Boy in the Wrinkled Shirt is the debut work from comedic fiction author Joe DeProspero. This is the story of an unfulfilled, neurotic office worker who does what most underachievers long to do- walks out on his job. This painfully funny narrative details the inner-most thoughts of a man who’s as bitter as he is hopeful, as he embarks on a journey into uncertainty and unemployment. DeProspero provides a fresh voice that is sardonic and relatable whose main character is incredibly flawed, yet devastatingly real. Drawing direct comparisons to humorist David Sedaris, DeProspero weaves a web of awkward dialogue and human interaction that would make even Larry David cringe. The entire story is written from the first-person perspective, and reads much like an obsessive compulsive man’s journal entries, as Danny is forced to deal with his own failures while trying to find happiness in even the most unlikely of places.

Product Details

  • File Size: 293 KB
  • Print Length: 133 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466498277
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006Y407PE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,145,597 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cool as the other side of the pillow February 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
We all reach a point in our life (sometimes several times) where we wonder what the point of our job is. Why we get up every day, put on our work clothes, and drive to a job where we are asked to attend meaningless meetings, so we can create useless products. We look around, and wonder... What would we do if we didn't... care? Or maybe because we do care, about what we are doing with our life. We look into our past and yearn for missed opportunities, both careers and love.

I downloaded the Kindle sample for this book, and read that part quickly. It started out at what I thought was a strange place, a carnival with a young kid trying to catch the attention of, oops, no spoilers here. My curiosity got the best of me, and I purchased the full book.

I wasn't disappointed with my investment. It was truly a page turner. The prose is almost breathless at times, which sets the pace for the story. I enjoyed the writing style in this book. The author does a great job in bringing the protagonist to life, and placing you next to him as he blunders through his life-changing experiences. There are so many great one liners. "The sun, which felt significantly stronger than it had 10 minutes earlier, hit me like good news on a Monday." It's hard to pick my favorite. "better to come from manual labor than laboring over a manual."

The pace of the book slows a little near the end, but you'll be treated to a few bad song plants as a reward. The book will end leaving you feeling like ... oh, no spoilers here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Talented Author November 24, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A great read by a very talented up and coming author. I look forward to reading more of his work.
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