- File Size: 323 KB
- Print Length: 158 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0785HPFPP
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #573,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I bought George Billions BUYING ILLEGAL BUGS WITH BITCOIN because I've developed an interest in cryptocurrency. I was expecting done sort of dark net conspiracy story. Instead, this book provides a fresh take of edgy techno thrill blended with classic crime noir. A modern day masterpiece with a certain Palahniuk flair to the whole affair.
This is easily a candidate for favorite read of 2018. There is no reason why anyone would puck up this book and not be blown away by it. Even if you are squeamish about bugs. Especially if you're squeamish about bugs.
Mr. Billions has a way with words. When introducing a new character, I could "see" them, but he never went overboard. Not once did I think, "I get it, OK. Move on already!" NOT ONCE! It was a page turner (Kindle-style) and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend "Buying Bugs w/Bitcoin" to anyone and everyone who enjoys this genre. This book would make for an excellent season of "Face Off" on the SyFy Channel. Hey, MacKenzie Westmore follows me on Twitter... Let's ponder that!
The bottom line; I didn't want it to end.
Dark comedies like this can be tough because you need to believe in and empathize with the characters to care about how they end up, but Billions voices the narrator's sympathetic ne'er do well slacker ethos perfectly and sweetly -- you really do want everything to work out, even when you know it probably won't and, more importantly, even when almost nobody in the story deserves a happy ending.
The author continues to be an irreverent, almost subversive, true master of storytelling to keep an eye on and definitely keep reading.
Final note: Watch out for his trademark subtle, casual, almost throwaway joke style. The punches are so last second and unexpected you'd think they're accidental if they weren't so consistently cadenced and expertly delivered. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself highlighting them for dedicated later LOL appreciation.
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George Billions has a sort of effortless style that makes the novel easy to read as it moves along at a good pace. I think “pace” applies differently to the bizarro genre. Bizarro stories risk blowing their loads too early, starting off with an outlandish premise, which makes for a flat arc where it’s just weird followed by more weird.
I prefer what Billions has done here, which is to start with a rather innocuous stoner predicament and a trendy topic rooted in the real world, then gradually ramping up the weirdness.
I highly recommend giving this odd little book a chance.