A Story Almost Told

Rated 4.91/5 based on 34 reviews
Everyone's life is a story. Mine became more of one than I ever imagined possible.
All I wanted to do was get my movie made.
How did I know this dream would take me across three continents?
How could I know I'd become part of an IRS sting?
I never expected a baby-faced conman would destroy my life nor did I expect to see aparthied in South Africa or be arrested in New Orleans and much more. More

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About Rick Karlsruher

I have led an usual life. Shortly after graduating from college I decided to be a writer. After several years of trying I thought I was on my way only to find it would lead to a Homeric odyssey that became A Story Almost Told.

The impact of those two years took me away from writing for more than twenty years. After much cajoling, I succumbed to literally hundreds of requests to write my story.

Doing so has led me back to this passion. A Story Almost Told will not be my last effort.

I am a graduate of Wake Forest University.

Reviews

Review by: julie on April 19, 2011 :
What a crazy ride this book is.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Beloved Childs on March 31, 2011 :
Bravo!I read this book in one day.I could not put it down.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Helmy Kusuma on March 30, 2011 :
It didn't do to me.
I got bored reading several chapters and couldn't force myself to read all the chapters.
Maybe it's the plot or maybe it's the tone.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bill Jackson on March 29, 2011 :
Ditto on bleary-eyed laptop viewing. Just kept advancing the pages. A fun, but easy, read of crazy experiences. Can't imagine there aren't many more episodes waiting to be written. Will be on the lookout for future efforts by Karlsruher.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Paul Hussmann on March 28, 2011 :
Just finished this book over the weekend. Very captivating story and very well written. Do yourself a favor and take the time to read A Story Almost Told.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: A MR on March 27, 2011 :
A lot of fun. Karlsruher makes it easy to picture yourself in his own shoes, living day to day in the sexy, funtime world of Los Angeles, hanging on in Europe and South Africa. At times intensely gripping -- Karlsruher builds the tension up so well that you fear the worst. Coming of age tale? I don't know -- something tells me that his life never slowed down. I'm looking forward to Part II.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Steve Komondorea on March 14, 2011 :
I read this over the weekend and it was a fast read indeed!
It seems like Rick took an improbable mini- odyssey that had more twists and turns than Alice in Wonderland - and in a time window than most of us won’t be able to experience in a life-time. Thoroughly enjoyable. Of course, I was in my prime in the ‘70’s and that was the time of LIVING life large.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: JimFarley on March 13, 2011 :
An extremely well told tale. It was fun but Karlsruher took it to another level in South Africa. He poignantly showed how grace and personal dignity of every day people can overcome even unspeakable evil.

I am glad he wrote this book and am looking forward to buying his next offering.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: todd coulter on March 12, 2011 :
Was a good read and quite the story. Very enjoyable.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: kevinrust22 on March 12, 2011 :
Great read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: rudoja00 on March 12, 2011 :
Absolutely crazy story. Quick read and worth the time.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: ThePonch on March 11, 2011 :
Awesome story. I read it in one sitting. When I was finished, I was hoping for more. Karlsruher can spin one hell of an entertaining yarn. His giant heart and conscience leap from the pages. A crazy story; he lived more in that time period than I have in my entire 62 years. Bravo!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: nssaexecdir on March 11, 2011 :
I was looking for an entertaining story, found this, and got way more than my money's worth! Just when you think you have the plot figured out, another surprise comes along. Filled with true "international intrigue," I sat bleary-eyed at my laptop for several nights, wanting to finish "Story" before I went to bed. You will not be disappointed!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: J Y on March 10, 2011 :
From Philly to LA to South Africa to Europe...Rick Karlsruher is a magnet that attracts craziness, and the result is a thoroughly hilarious and enjoyable read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jimmy Graham on March 09, 2011 :
A captivating story that proves the old adage "truth is stranger than fiction..."
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jay Key on March 09, 2011 :
I read this book after meeting the writer in a Venice, Ca tattoo parlor last year. Very very funny read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Michael Klasen on March 08, 2011 :
This is a great book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: tish617 on March 08, 2011 :
great read, thought it was my life, rick can write - very enjoyable
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: deac65 on March 08, 2011 :
Great read, enjoyed it thoroughly.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Denise Meuser on March 08, 2011 :
This book was referred by a friend. What a great read! I was riveted from the first chapter to the last. Absolutely hilarious.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Robbie on March 08, 2011 :
Amazing and hilarious story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: kayceeshoe on March 08, 2011 :
Great book from a highly entertaining storyteller.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: J J on March 07, 2011 :
Might seem unbelievable to some, but those of us who were alive in the 70's and 80's know that such stories are possible.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Bud Talley on March 07, 2011 :
Fascinating story....and true. Written in such a way as to make you feel you were there.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: PG on March 07, 2011 :
Imaginative. Great writing. Loved this story. Reminded me of Tim Robbin's "The Player" on steroids. Can't wait to see the movie.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: t p on March 07, 2011 :
great story line; smooth reading; could not put it down. Lays the foundation for the future of e-books--affordable!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: t p on March 07, 2011 : (no rating)
great story line; smooth reading; could not put it down. Lays the foundation for the future of e-books--affordable!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Rob Cassell on March 07, 2011 :
Rick's story telling really draws you in, a great read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Arlington on March 07, 2011 :
With exceptional writing and well-crafted story telling, Karlsruher's thoughtful and humorous memoir grabs you from the first page. I'd highly recommend this book to any who enjoy a rollicking tale of a life going sideways into adventure. Five stars, and six if it were possible!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Chris Brown on March 07, 2011 :
Storytelling of an epic nature. You will not believe what you read yet you will love every minute of this book, I couldn't stop reading. Eventually I had to get up to go to the restroom, but nonetheless, its the best $5 you'll ever spend this side of Timbuktu. Highly highly suggest you pick up this story today.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: cara cloud on March 07, 2011 :
I can't imagine living through this story, but Rick's writing style made me feel like I was there.

I can't wait for his next book. -Cara
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Chuck Boyer on March 07, 2011 :
This book is extremely entertaining - love the story, non stop fun.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Matt Gallagher on March 07, 2011 :
Sharp, entertaining, and fun read. There are larks for the sake of larks, and then there are stories like this - "A Story Almost Told" transcends just one man's journey, and captures the wildness and unpredictability of the human experience. Recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: steve duffy on March 07, 2011 :
Well written, great story. Don't miss out on this one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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