The Poor Man's Greed

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A homeless man's prayers are answered when money plucked from a corpse gives him the means to buy his way back into mainstream society. Now he'll face the only obstacle between he and his estranged family: an eccentric billionaire with a twisted philosophy who demands the money be paid back with interest. More
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Words: 30,380
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301152063
Tags: drama
About Raymond Carter Cantrell

A native son of Texas, Raymond Carter Cantrell is the lone child of a computer engineer and an accountant. Growing up in a middle class house in a relatively homogenous suburb his early life could best be described as average. At a young age he did not make a billion dollar website, exhibit extraordinary physical prowess, nor demonstrate the charisma necessary to move millions to tears.

Upon graduation from Texas A&M he took a career in finance which was, for the most part, also average. He did neither well nor poorly, merely going through the motions necessary to collect a paycheck and thereby pay for goods and services which thereby allowed him to continue working said job.

One day in his mid 20’s he left his grey cube and never returned. On a whim he sold everything and began a career as a political consultant, prostituting himself on various street corners for whatever causes and projects people would pay him for. Some of the resulting experiences would later bear influence on his first novel, America in the Fall.

Today Raymond spends his time writing screenplays and producing film projects while living in a cabin just outside of the city. When not working he spends his time learning new skills or encouraging others on their own roads to success. Currently he has ongoing projects too numerous to mention here, but rest assured they are all thoroughly above average in quality.

“The secret to being successful is to just do things.” –Raymond Carter Cantrell

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Review by: Jessica Peterson on July 09, 2013 :
I got really into this book and read it in one night. The author did a great job at creating emotion because I was so happy throughout the story to think that things had changed for the better. However, by the end of it I was so sickened and disappointed. It wasn't a happy story but it was well written.
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Review by: Gary Barnhart on June 01, 2013 :
There are certainly no heroes in this story! Some things written make one wonder about real life experiences of the author. This story contains a sadistic , rich, psychopathic villain and others just trying to survive even if making a mess of it.

A good read but sad commentary on life or maybe I need some lighter, happier reading.
I don't think I am qualified to rate this work so I'll give it 3 stars for originality and effort.
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