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John Dolan Vincent was born with an extra ring finger on one hand. He was an abnormally gifted child with a proclivity for mathematics beyond his years, but he lacked social skills. Childhood ridicule and a difficult family life led him to use his talents in adulthood for criminal acts of forgery. When he starts getting untreatable migraines, his self-medication results in overdosing which sends him repeatedly to the emergency room. There, he risks being institutionalized as suicidal, so he draws upon his forgery skills to reinvent a new identity for himself each time. Identity theft, drugs, and crime drag his life into a downward spiral. His clients in the L.A. underworld lose patience, the hospital evaluator might not be fooled by his story, and the only person in as much danger as himself is the woman who knows his real name.
©2009 Craig Clevenger (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Clevenger has produced an utterly persuasive and compelling novel, combining the zest and enthusiasm of a new voice with the craft and the guile of a veteran. The movie is in production with Das Films for release in 2011.
"Clevenger cleverly creates a modern-day Mr. Ripley." - ( Booklist)
"[A] remarkable debut." ( Time Out New York)

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Elliott
  • 06/08/2015

Excellent narration!

The book was good, but the narration was excellent! A fantastic performance by Ray Porter.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jarrod
  • 06/01/2012

Excellent but short

There are book you finish reading and say "that was really good" and there are books you finish and say "that was really good...I have to tell people." This book is the latter.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Babygaki
  • 13/01/2021

Good read for palahniuk fans

Surprised me. I love the story. Pacing and chapter length are good if your attention span is lacking like mine. I enjoyed the narrators voice quite a bit. Perfect for the role. Fan of Palahniuk and reminded me of themes and organization of invisible monsters. Google agrees too. Apparently Palahniuk loves this book.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • joey carbo
  • 30/12/2020

Perfect

This is the perfect book. Similar in flow to early Palaniuk with a very unique voice.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie L. Mazzetti
  • 02/12/2020

The best author you never listened to!

The storyline is captivating from the beginning. A twisted but likable antihero.... an all to realistic tale of life for the mentally ill and addicted.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 20/08/2020

Not my cup of tea

Although the author clearly has talent, I found the story a bit mundane and depressing. I did not care for the narrator’s voice either. I only listened through the entirety because Chuck Palahniuk gave it rave reviews.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • TheHermit
  • 02/04/2018

Tough book

Tough book at times. Narration very monoton at times, but still enjoyable. That's all .

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lana
  • 27/12/2017

Great book!

Great “read”. Definitely recommend this one. In the same genre as Chuck Palahniuk
Perfect narration

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    2 out of 5 stars
  • K. Burch
  • 14/09/2014

Not for Me

Any additional comments?

When the first quarter of the book was about a guy trying to beat a WAY-overcooked suicide evaluation, I started to wonder if there was actually going to be a plot. I never found out because due to the author dragging out what should have been a scene into an act, I decided this wasn't for me.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • LEVI
  • 13/02/2011

Good pace and prose but a bit of a let down

I was very excited when downloading this as it had come very highly reccomended by Chuck Palahniuk and others and there is a strong flavour of Fight Club to storyline. It is a very gripping book that has a great sense of slickness and pace but the last 20 pages left me feeling a bit short changed. Worth a listen though, you may feel differently.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • SteveLW
  • 25/02/2010

Great until the end

Loved the book but the ending seemed abrupt. It wasn't a bad ending, it just wasn't a good or timely one. Still worth it despite the disappointment - well researched and written.

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