Atlas, Broken

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“Things go right all the time, Hank. Just not for the right people.”
Henry Ludlow is a man being crushed by the humdrum of modern life. His will is eroded as the world takes its toll on one little man.
A depressing tale of a man's struggle against his life, 'Atlas, Broken', explores the burden of present-day strife. More
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Words: 20,570
Language: Australian English
ISBN: 9781311337085
About Jeremy Tyrrell

Jeremy Tyrrell lives in Melbourne, Australia. He spends his morning getting started, his afternoon slowing down and his evening with his family.
As a Software Engineer, he uses writing as a way to escape the drudgery of sitting in front of a screen and tapping away at a keyboard. The irony, however, is lost on him.

He has finished the final part of the Adaptation series, released December 23rd, 2016, and is looking toward doing side projects such as the Paranormology series, Light Rain and Atlas, Broken.

Jeremy's Author Website can be found at www.jeztyr.com

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Review by: blobmonster on Jan. 14, 2016 :
Decent kafkaesque story set in Melbourne. The protagonist is pretty much nagged to death by his wife. Parts of his body fall off and nodody blinks an eyelid.
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Review by: Kimberly Schimmel on April 01, 2015 :
What if Atlas didn't shrug? This short novel explores the pitiful life of Henry, an Atlas who should have shrugged years ago. Instead Henry slogs along, doing his daily work for the benefit of anyone but himself. He is falling apart (quite literally) and nobody cares--even Henry seems rather nonchalant about it.

I think this is what Ayn Rand's producers in Atlas Shrugged would have looked like if they had not gone on strike, but kept stubbornly working for a system that did not appreciate them nor reward their efforts.
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Review by: CJ S. on March 30, 2015 :
“Atlas, Broken” by Jeremy Tyrrell is the literal and figurative depiction of a man stuck in the normalcy that becomes the bane of his existence.

Henry Ludlow is not just having a bad day; he’s having a bad life. With a domineering boss at work and an overbearing wife at home, Henry is the picture perfect portrayal of a man who slowly and painfully breaks apart in front of everyone else. It’s downright depressing and makes you look into your own life and wonder if it mirror’s Henry’s pathetic life (and hope to god it doesn’t!). What’s even more sad is that even when Henry falls to pieces, he gets the same crappy treatment from everyone else. Makes you feel sorry for the person that he becomes.

This is a well-written story that uses graphical depiction of situations to emphasize the underlying message. There’s shock and disbelief, then a realization of how cleverly plotted the whole story is. It’s a quick read, but not short on entertainment.
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Review by: Mat Murphy on Oct. 28, 2014 :
A great read, thanks for sharing! Some nice description and snappy, believable dialogue. You certainly cheer for Henry even while he's obviously falling apart, and I too want to punch Big M in the nose. A couple of editing issues that need addressing but no impact to the enjoyment of the read. Thanks!
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