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Shizzle, Inc: a hilarious and zany roller coaster. (Isa Maxwell Escapades Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- File size : 3463 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 250 pages
- Publisher : Ana Spoke (September 4, 2015)
- ASIN : B014XFQPZ6
- Publication date : September 4, 2015
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,144,857 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What I love the most was how Isa makes every crazy thing seem just so normal, as if, hey, this is life and I’m living it, even if life itself is nonsensical. Basically, Isa wants Brad, her high school sweet heart who callously dumps her. Will this get Isa down? Nope, not by a long shot. She’s determined to have it all, if only she can get rich and famous. Just because she hasn’t the tiniest be of talent, absolutely no skills, a junky VW that is coughing up it’s last bilge of oil, and living, well squatting in a dump of a house with a roommate who is doped up and certifiably weird, and that’s putting it mildly, Isa remains undaunted. Her friend, Harden, a wannabe DJ who changes his name daily, is the most sane character and who is sweet and lovable.
Isa gets a job at Shizzle, Inc, owned by a billionaire who is totally certifiable, but he sees something in Isa and she gets the job, and boy, whoa, it’s a crazy undertaking, seriously.
Ana has delivered a fresh and completely novel, pun intended, novel. If you are up for a joy ride with all the bumps, crashes and with the characters running around like something right out of the Keystone Cops, this novel is for you. I highly recommend this novel for anyone who wants a slew of belly laughs! 5 Stars all the way!
Isa is about to graduate form Community College and still has no job and no prospects. And then she sees the ad for Shizzle,Inc. She knows nothing about the company and has no experience. Although she does have a degree from Harvard that she printed out on the internet.
Mr. Hue, owner of Shizzle, hires her on the spot but she isn't sure for what. She isn't even sure what Shizzle does. According to Mr. Hue his company is a ‘global conglomerate of value creation processes'. And he is a total idiot and I have no idea how someone so clueless got to be a billionaire!
Between the two of them I am not sure who was funniest. Hue, for his grandiose and totally idiotic ideas that make total sense to him, but leave Isa and the rest of us saying What??? Did he really just say that?? Or Isa, who seems to just make things up as she goes along but is really growing through the entire book.
As Isa tries to keep up with the man, as he discards people as easily as a used tissue, she fails to see the plot unfolding in front of her. Will she even survive this job?
From the title alone I knew this book was going to have some good laughs and it did not let me down! I am loving this new Comedy genre' and now I am on the way to read the next book just to see what Isa is up to. I read this one out loud to my fiance' and he said, "Well, that sounds a lot like you." I just want to state I would never wear a Gucci slip to a function!
Good Job, Ms.Spoke!
Top reviews from other countries
When I began to dip into Shizzle, Inc I thought that the main protagonist of the story, Isa Maxwell, fitted exactly the stereotype of a dippy blonde, and the picture on the book’s cover is a fair representation of her. But as I read on, I decided she had hidden charms, in that she was kind-hearted, well meaning, and exceedingly eccentric. She was also ambitious and totally out of her depth – something perhaps many of us can identify with, re taking on a job that pushes one to the limit and all the self-doubt that goes with it. My heart went out to her in particular when she had to give an important business presentation to a group of Japanese businessmen. She knew nothing about her subject nor the etiquette involved, and it was one of those “No-o-o-o-o” moments that made me want to cover my face in embarrassment on her behalf. As for her boss Mr Hue, the playboy billionaire, what can I say? You need to read this story to believe his vanity.
This debut novel is the first in an intended series and I fully confess to looking forward to the next of Isa Maxwell’s escapades. Shizzle, Inc kept me so fully engaged for a long train journey, that my that my fellow passengers failed to annoy me with their mobile phones and loud talking. Normally, I get very easily distracted and tense under such circumstances. Instead, I ended up smiling … a lot.
Thank you, Ana Spoke, for cheering me up.
Fresh out of college, broke and recently dumped, Isa Maxwell's solution to all her problems is to become famous. When she manages to get a job working for billionaire owner of Shizzle Inc, by pure accident and her own brand of luck, Isa realises that nothing is what it seems and what follows is a hilarious comedy of errors.
Shizzle Inc is a great book with farce written all over it. It reminds me of tv shows like Ugly Betty and Jane the Virgin with the unbelievable and silly situations the main character Isa gets herself into. The story took a bit of time to get into and I have to admit I was worried I wasn't going to like it as I just didn't find it funny at first, but the further I read into the book the funnier it became.
The book is written in the first person perspective, Isa's, and this works out very well and makes the story much funnier as her knowledge of things is very limited and she says and thinks daft things. The story itself is very well written and I particularly liked Mr Hue's character and the ridiculous number of different Shizzle items and ventures he comes up with.
The book is funny but I didn't find myself laughing out loud as much as I thought I would. It did seem that the further I read into the book though the more funny it became and despite the slow start for me, I found myself laughing aloud at some of the silly things towards the end especially a particular badly worded prayer (I don't want to reveal any spoilers so I'll just leave it at that). The story has a good conclusion but at the same time it's also left in a slight cliff-hanger that you really have to read the next instalment to see what happens to Isa.
The book has some swearing in it, use of the f word as well as milder, but this isn't very frequent. There's also brief mention of sex but nothing that teens would be shocked to read. Some characters also smoke some drugs.
Overall this is a great story and definitely finishes better than it starts. I can't wait to read the next book 'Indiot'!
This is yet another fantasy story about a young girl with aspirations to become rich and famous. Like so many YA yarns it is cast in the Bridget Jones mould with a scatty narrator who by sheer chance is raised into so-called high society. Isabella (Isa) Maxwell is chosen by fate to meet and be loved by rich and ageing entrepreneur Mr Hue, who runs the conglomerate Shizzle Inc. Hue is a playboy billionaire - the seventh largest billionaire in the South East US.
If you can take the total cliché situation cum grano, the reader could find a great deal of fun in this take-off of management expertise. Ana Spoke throws in every plot device - failed love affairs, failing parents, a witch of a PA, Isa’ s disastrous yet somehow successful outlining of future company policy all cribbed from Google of which she understands not a word. If you can accept Mr Hue’s total captivation by this mediocre graduate from a community college, then you could enjoy this romp. Certainly, Spoke has nerve and verve to offer this spontaneous rattle through every young girl’s dream - and addicts are promised three volumes!
It’s exceptionally fast paced, so hang on to your hat – but despite the unconventional characters, you still find that Isa has a very recognisable kind of relationship with her family and friends. Her parents want what’s best for her but have no idea how to go about providing this, her sister wishes she was closer to her but is too busy raising her nutty twin sons and her best friend loves her, but is currently busy building fake bombs with ping pong balls. You know, standard stuff.
The last 15ish% of the book (I love Kindle stats) is a lot calmer, Isa has learnt a lot about the world and starts making things happen instead of just letting them happen to her, which I think means that any subsequent books she stars in are going to be very interesting!