Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I think Stuff ti Die For would make a better movie than it does a book, which is something I never say.  On the other hand, it is a funny book that will entertain you during this season when we all seem to accumulate "stuff."

That's the reasoning behind one of our main character's latest get rich scheme.  He is James Lessor and while he's waiting for one of his ideas to actually work, he works at a fast food place and lives in  a crummy little apartment with his best friend since third grade, Eugene "Skip" Moore.  Skip also has a dead-end job so they mainly live on food from James' job and beer. They went to college at Sam and Dave University and have student loan debt to pay off, but even so, when James gets a small inheritance, he uses it to buy a big box truck.  They will go into business hauling all that stuff people pile up and don't have room for.  Forget that neither knows how to drive a truck and certainly not how to back one up.

Skip's girlfriend, Emily (good job, wealthy family, lives in high-rise) gets them their first hauling job.  Jackie Fuentes has tossed out her cheating husband and needs someone to haul off all of his stuff.  Accidentally, our heroes find an envelope leaking blood in the stuff.  Inside is a finger with a class ring - their class!  It belongs to Vic Maitlin, a guy who once saved Skip's life and is an old boyfriend of Emily's.  Turns out his father is Rick Fuentes, aforesaid cheating husband.  Vic is being held hostage.  Everything goes downhill from there, with James and Skip right in the middle of it.

I know all of this is silly and highly improbable, but that's why it's so much fun.  Just forget logic and have a good time with this one.  After all, don't you have enough stress this month?  I got this e-book free on a long time ago, and this was the perfect time to read it.

Recommended for fun and stress relief
Source: free e-book

1 comment:

  1. I've read a few books that felt like they were written with the sole objective of having them become movies. They can still be fun, though.