A Story Almost Told

Rated 4.91/5 based on 33 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.

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 that became A Story Almost Told.

Doing so has led me back to this passion.

Now comes Standoff, How the Cold War Really Ended. If you thought you knew, you were wrong. A simple detective story morphs into a spectacular satire on power and arrogance.

Paying homage to Jonathan Swift, Dr, Strangelove, Rowan & Martin and Jon Stewart, Standoff will inform you and create laughter.

I am a graduate of Wake Forest University.

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Review by: julie on April 19, 2011 :
What a crazy ride this book is.
(reviewed 35 days 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 22 days after 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 21 days after 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 19 days after 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 21 days after 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 2 days after 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)
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