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Wrong Place Wrong Time: Gripping true story and how my ticket to a new life turns out to be a one way ticket to hell. Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I didn't start to get into the book until around page two hundred. Up until then it read like a book on the adventures of an alcoholic. The poor guy never seemed to learn his lesson. He loses his job and everything he owns due to alcohol and what does he do? He changes where he lives but continues his self-disdructive behavior. Even when the journalist takes him in while he's out on bail, he continues his alcoholic behavior. I'm wondering if he ever did learn or is he still living like that.
This story is well-written with a gritty reality that might bother some people. The author doesn't spare the reader's sensabilities, using at times very raw phrases and invective. However, it never felt like the author used foul language egregiously, in my opinion. It does not seem like he hides any of the choices he made, leading to his predicament.
It starts with the author "living the life" of a successful real estate agent. He doesn't say how long he had been working in this job, but he does tell the reader about the night of drinking and drugs which caused him to lose his license and his job. But instead of trying to get his life in order, he goes off to Marbella, Spain, continuing the behavior which got him into trouble in the first place. He then takes the reader along on his trip downward, until he gets back home to England.
Although this is a very interesting tale, and I can appreciate the effort that it took for the author to relive his disgrace, I am disturbed by a few things. Throughout the book, it seems like he echoes his title, saying "I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time." Repeatedly. But as I read, I couldn't shake the feeling that the author never quite accepted the fact that his behavior and poor choices landed him in the mess in the first place. He proclaims his innocence, which indeed may be the case. But we only have the author's word for that. It still feels like he blames others or circumstances beyond his control, rather than his lack of discretion and addictive/self-destructive behavior which ended up affecting more than just himself. Because of this, I had difficulty enjoying the book or feeling entirely sympathetic towards the author. Others might see things differently.
The biography is of a young successful man who had it all, and lost it all by making one careless mistake. This error in judgement caused a chain reaction of errors that took David on a roller-coaster of misfortunes and plain, bad luck. The book certainly fits the title. We've all been at the wrong place and wrong time. David has been there numerous times.
This story is well-written and gripping to the end. I applaud the author for telling his story. It's a quick read that you will want to finish in one setting just because it's that captivating.
Highly recommended. Brilliant story sir.
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Then the main character heads to Spain, and I was looking forward to a Hemingway-esque travelogue. What I got instead was Austin Powers on holiday, without even the added tension of Dr. Evil trying to do him harm. He drinks a lot, and has sex with fembots - essentially the same hot women with different names. He is attached to nothing and no one, so how can the reader be attached to him?
This is a book in which nothing much happens, over and over, until something actually happens. Even when it does, the story is told in such a way that I felt like I was observing the action through a telephoto lens instead of being in the middle of events with the main character.
The best part of the book is toward the end, after the fire. The irony of the book Misery making an appearance is great, since the main character is trying to escape a situation in which he is a hostage. The flight from justice (or what passes for it) and the dastardly Paul are the parts of the book that hook the reader. I wish with all my might that this kind of tension had started on page 1 and persisted throughout the book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Due to the fact that the title is so great, I think I expected a different story or perhaps, a better one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancy from Atlanta
For an inexperienced writer it was well written and kept my attention throughout. Some of the details did seem unneccessary and redundant but I think it captured the feelings of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michelle M
It was a good book, but not great. Some of the details were to much. He gave details that didn't need to be given that were more than needed. It was a good book otherwise.Published 5 months ago by Suzy
You know the saying, "You couldn't make this stuff up", almost applies to Author David P Perlmutter, whose book, Wrong Place, Wrong Time reads like fiction but is a REAL... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Frankie L. Picasso
I love the candor, bravery, honesty, the harrowing journey the author writes about. I will definitely read this again in the future.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book. I had no idea what it was going to be about but it sounded intriguing. A good quick read.Published 9 months ago by Terry Shepherd
This is one of several books that I recently downloaded to try out Kindle. So far this is the best written, with no glaring errors in spelling, grammar or syntax. Read morePublished 10 months ago by catherine potamoussis
David's story grabbed me by the shoulders and pulled me in head first to an extremely fast paced adventure. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carolann Kaiser
Overall a good book by a non-professional writer. First person account of an extraordinary set of circumstances. Read morePublished 12 months ago by ScatterShark