Follow The Money (A collection of interconnected short stories)

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Rated 4.33/5 based on 6 reviews
WINNER! 2010 ReaderViews Lit Awards - Humor!

A woman with a toe thumb, a case of Katie Couric-induced priapism, a not-so-average holdup, a con-man-in-training ... each story flows through to the next with seamless complexity and recurring characters forming a single universal plot.

You've never read a collection like this.

Raunchy, gritty, bizarre, laugh-out-loud humor. More

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About Ross Cavins

Ross Cavins is the author of the award-winning book, "Follow The Money," and the 2014 Claymore Award Finalist, "Barry vs The Apocalypse." A self-appointed disciple of Elmore Leonard, his sense of humor is sort of like Disco; you dance to it even if you don't admit it.

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Review by: Gene Parola on April 18, 2011 :
The simplest thing to say is that Cavins is a very funny author. His humor permeates the entire book. I always love to hear the characters speak in the book like they'd speak in person and Cavins recreates that lingo with care.
It adds greatly to the 'color' of the piece.
I'm waiting for his next book.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Gene Parola on April 18, 2011 :
The simplest thing to say is that Cavins is a very funny author. His humor permeates the entire book. I always love to hear the characters speak in the book like they'd speak in person and Cavins recreates that lingo with care.
It adds greatly to the 'color' of the piece.
I'm waiting for his next book.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Jennifer DeFoy on Oct. 22, 2010 :
A review e-book copy was provided for review by the author.

This book was hilarious, right from the dedication through to the end. I still hate to admit that I have a sick and dark sense of humor, but the fact that I laughed through most of this book I think just sets that even more in stone...

The stories were so weird. They all seemed to revolve around, what most people would consider, "trash". Sadly though there were a few characters that when I started reading them I thought to myself "This is just like ..." It was both a frightening and liberating, it meant I could laugh at it because I was part of it.

For being short stories the characters are very well developed. The fact that some of them carry through one or two of the stories helps build them even more. I think the ability to create such developed characters within the limitations of a short story is a sign of a great author.

The stories are well written. Sometimes it took me a minute to find the "connection" to the previous stories, but once I figured it out it all really started to make sense. Again I have to mention the humor that was so well-placed in the stories. I don't want to give anything away but my favorite bit of humor is the toe/thumb... (That's got you thinking doesn't it???) Like I said, it's kind of dark twisted humor.

While I didn't get lost in the story, and the characters were all fairly despicable I do have to say that I really enjoyed myself while reading this book. I really hope Cavins writes something else because I think I'm going to have to read this a few times. Not only to pick up some of the things I may have missed but also because I enjoyed it so much.
(reviewed 65 days after purchase)
Review by: merle ureshii on Sep. 3, 2010 :
A funny and entertaining book, I love it and couldn't take it down easily!
The short stories are all related with the common theme : money.
It is really great to meet the characters in different stories from different angles and views.
I hope to read again from this author!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Maryna Moolman on Aug. 26, 2010 :
This is a humoristic compilation of short stories. One story relates to another. The book contains several cussing and is only suitable for adult reading. There is a big sexuality desire that meets with the intellect of the college boy’s way of thinking. The character personalities are clearly visible in each story and you do not have to guess who is who. The story line is clearly mapped out and with a solid ending.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Review by: Kathy Austin on Aug. 16, 2010 :
Not at all what I thought it would be. Don't really KNOW what I expected, but this book was so surprising...it blew me away! A collection of interconnected short stories where each "chapter" introduces new characters, but also weaves in some previous ones in such a devious way that you are basically left with your mouth hanging open. I absolutely LOVED this book! I won't give away too much of the plot...that would really ruin it for everyone (because you HAVE to read this book!)...but let's just say there is a bunch, and I mean a BUNCH of money involved. A cast of the most misfit characters I've ever met (and yes, you'll feel like you met them too when you're finished). Ross' way of writing is hilarious...you'll catch yourself either laughing or shaking your head because you just GET it! Highly recommended. Great job Ross (now, seriously...where's the money?).
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

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