By choice, he works at a menial job where he gets paid very little, and barely makes ends meet. One day he comes home after quitting his job during an altercation with his boss to find a strange note taped to his door, instructing him to check his email. Letting his curiosity get the best of... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
By choice, he works at a menial job where he gets paid very little, and barely makes ends meet. One day he comes home after quitting his job during an altercation with his boss to find a strange note taped to his door, instructing him to check his email. Letting his curiosity get the best of him, he checks to find an email waiting for him from the international conglomerate known simply as The Company. The email offers him a chance to secure employment with one of the most employee friendly companies on earth so without delay, he replies to the email and provides The Company with all of his personal information. Within minutes, he is contacted by phone and an interview is setup. As he gets additional information about the company, he is told about all the benefits he will reap once he is employed. One such benefit is so bold and unique that is takes him completely by surprise and because of it, he is eventually introduced to an emotionally odd, yet adorably quirky woman named Anna who is also employed by The Company.
As their friendship progresses, John is forced to look inside himself and reexamine his life as he and Anna’s relationship begins to morph and change into something much more than he expected. Weary of getting close to anyone, John struggles with his past, but ultimately decides to try to open himself up to new things, but little does he know, his new companion is hiding something from him that will rock the foundation of their friendship and send him into a tailspin of emotion. He also unexpectedly grows closer to the beautiful and intelligent Human Resources manager Emily, his first contact within the company, who appears to have only his best interests at heart. As he begins to trust the bold and confident Emily with more, he finds that she too may not be who she seems. Soon, John finds himself in a minefield of mystery and deceit and over time, he finds he must either deal with the gatekeepers of secrecy or devolve into lunacy as his past continues to haunt his thoughts and his life.
“If this is the end of the world…this is how I want to die.”Anna Lee
“You know what I really hate? Those long, long lines at the TSA checks at the airports. I mean why don’t we just start wearing bikinis in those lines so they have less to grope? I mean that’s what it’s coming to anyway! Only problem is you get a woman in there who is hiding two midgets under her top and all the men would go insane. Their wives would start slapping them, fights would break out. It’d be anarchy!””Anna Lee
“People are resilient like that sometimes. It took Mary years to break my will and when she had me under her thumb, she kept me there a very long time. That’s why I fell into depression. That’s why I was ready to end it all. Once I’d left her, I was still very sick. I ended up back with my mother and stepfather. They took care of me until the crash.”John Allen
A Stroke of Luck
A Sort of Fairy Tale
San Andreas Fault
Crash Into Me
Blame It on The Moon
LOL Smiley Face
Dress Me Up
Take A Picture
All Mixed Up
The Sound of Silence
Fake Plastic Trees
Walking After You
There is very little grotesque sex or violence within the book. There are some romantic scenes which, while not overly sexual, may be confusing to younger readers. The language in this book is timid for the most part with the exception of some scenes where emotions run high. While younger readers may still find the work enjoyable, there are several instances explained and explored within the work that they may not be able to empathize with due to their never having experienced them in their own lives. The characters in the book are explained as being in their late 20s / early 30s. There are also a couple of scenes of extreme peril.
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