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More About the Author
He participates in Mainstage Community Theatre in Anderson, Indiana. His favorite roles would include Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Professor Marvel in the Wizard of Oz and Uncle Barnaby in Babes in Toyland.
Twice a year, he goes on mission trips with St. Patrick's Church of Oxford, Indiana to help build homes in Mexico.
He shares his home with two cats, Chuck and Snuggles, although Snuggles does not acknowledge Chuck's existence. He volunteers for the Animal Protection League in central Indiana, and is currently fostering Holly, who was unhappy with being caged at the shelter. If she decides to play nice with the current residents, she may just stay!
Top Customer Reviews
It's a decent length at about 2500 Kindle locations, and the formatting looked great. The text was free of errors except for one missing comma somewhere. LOL Other than that it looked great on the Kindle.
I loved the idea behind this book. The author takes us on a journey of a twenty bill while giving us brief glimpses of the lives it touches.
I liked the fact that the twenty didn't seem to have a whole lot of effect on anyone. It didn't save anyone's life and no one died over it. Often, it was just given as change for a larger bill. Instead of trying to inject mysticism, the author chose realism.
You would also get to see different events unfolding from different viewpoints. Truth is in the eye of the beholder.
Unfortunately, the book loses some of its cohesive feel towards the end. There were just a few too many 'stories'. However, this is only by maybe the last 3 or 5, not including the last necessary two.
Character Development: 3.5 Stars
I think the author would have been better served to have the twenty cross fewer hands and instead have given more in depth views of the lives it touched. We are given very brief glimpses into people's lives, so brief that good character development is almost not possible.
I will add that the author did develop as much as he could within the boudaries of his format.
Writing Style: 5 stars
Each segment was told with flair. The author did extremely well telling each part through the voices of different characters. His storytelling method is wonderfully condensed while still being informative.
Editing/Formatting: 5 Stars
There were no editing or Kindle formatting problems.
Overall: A terrific book that I enjoyed immensely. I have already purchased another book by this author that I am looking forward to.
Rating: PG for some adult situations
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it has led me to want to read more by this author. The formatting and quality of writing was very good. It was a quick, uncomplicated read and held my interest throughout. I recommend it, and you can't go wrong with the inexpensive price.
Let's say a man who has the $20 bill walks into a bar & orders a drink. He sees the waitress & thinks she is perhaps not Hollywood georgous but certainly next door georgous. She reminds him in some small way of his ex fiance' Cindy. He starts thinking about the past & how 6 days before their wedding she was killed in a car accident. He then starts thinking about how many times he has been to that bridge. The bridge that invites him every so often to end his suffering once & for all. "Tonight is the night" he says to no one in particular. He realizes he could never love again even if she was as beautiful as the waitress. He pays for his drink & gives the waitress his last $20 as a tip. No need in the money sitting at the bottom of a wattery grave. Of course he suddenly realizes what if he once again cannot summon the courage to jump. Then he will not even have bus fare to get home. No! He must do it. He exits the bar almost running toward the bridge before he changes his mind.
That would be the end of that portion of the book & it would start talking about the current holder of the bill, the waitress which we'll name Deborah.
This can be frustrating because we never learn if he jumped or not. So many unanswered questions in this book but it sure is a brilliant idea. One I wish I had thought of.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm not sure what I was expecting with this book but I felt kind of let down by it. I think it could have been so much better with the premise of where a $ 20 bill goes.Published 8 months ago by DLWEIKEL
Of course the journey is interesting and predictable, but I just kept reading to follow the thread. The characters are able to hold their own against the backdrop of the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Reviewer#1
I love this book, both for the original subject -- the life of a $20 bills as it travels from person to person -- but also for the slices of human life portrayed without any trace... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Antares
This novel takes you on a ride along with a $20 bill as it is passed between a slew of interesting and sometimes not-so-interesting characters and situations. Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by Simmons Norwood
Great character development in small space...enjoyed seeing situations from 2 perspectives...a peaceful fulfilling read when you want to just be carried away and not overthink a... Read morePublished on December 17, 2013 by Linda S. Dawson
A thoughtful compilation of stories- the common thread is the $20 bill each touched. A great connecting thread to weave through the lives of many unrelated people. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Michele
The book description says it all. The banknote changes hands and we learn a snippet from each person's life. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Prince Bayaya
This story followed a twenty bill all over and it was interesting seeing how money could move around to create stories.Published on October 4, 2013 by Franklin Morrison