Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
An Internet porn obsession drives a common family man into divorce, the horrors of incest, and a life he had not planned for. Exiled from his former world he escapes into oblivion until years later the daughter he had abused tracks him down. The young woman has her own addictions and troubles. Father, daughter and a revolver meet and destinies change.
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About Jose R. Rodriguez


I was Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents. I came to the U.S. in 1980 to study; my parents were glad to buy me a one-way ticket and helped me pack my bags. B.S in Aeronautical Engineering and M.S in Aerospace Engineering. Since then I have worked as an engineer and a computer programmer in the structural timber industry. I'm a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.
I used to skydive until I busted a knee in my 985th jump. I took up bicycling and now I'm an avid mountain biker having busted a few body parts and cracked a few helmets on rocky, steep Colorado trails. I enjoy cross country riding at night and down hilling at ski resorts during the summer days. I race BMX. I used to fly small airplanes but let private license expire because it got expensive.

Publishing Credits

Published work: “The Tomato King,” Summer 1994, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey City, NJ. “Guacaipuro’s Gold,” Vol. 7, No. 2, Chiricu, Indiana State University, Bloomington, In. “Moonstruck,” Spring 1995, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey. “Old Tales,” No. 18, 1995, Latino Stuff Review, Miami, Fl. “Tramps,” New Texas 95, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx. Winner of the 1995 Betty Greene Fiction Award. “El Norteno,” August 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line. “Pedro Orozco,” October 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line, winner of their first literary contest. Has written six unpublished novels in the past few years . Winner of the 2010 Dirt Rag magazine literary contest with "King of the hill" short story (see October issue).

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Lisa Wood reviewed on Sep. 1, 2013

Wow! This was an intense read. Mr. Rodriguez you are an outstanding writer. I am really enjoying your books. Thanks!
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hrhsophia reviewed on Jan. 5, 2013

I read this at 3am one night and could not put it down, such a horrible but all too common situation.
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Kevin Basil reviewed on March 8, 2012

This is a fantastic novel. A little rough as far as the acts that take place? Yes, but the description says that doesn't it? If it sounds like something you couldn't read, it probably is. That's too bad though because it really is a hell of a story. The second half of the story particularly was excellent and the end was phenomenal.
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laura hill reviewed on April 25, 2011

i very much agree with the other reviews about how hard a read this book was... nevertheless it was good. it took me a few weeks to finish, as i had to take it in small doses, its so terrible and real to think that people are actually like this, but the story in its whole was amazing and im glad i finished it. kudos for being brave enough to write such a terror. the ending made it all worth while...
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philo reviewed on March 11, 2011

It's for real; how getting caught in the daily routine, a deviation can develop into immense suffering for our self and for others. Not an easy read, reality his hard and sickening.
I couldn't stop before the last page at 4 AM, troubled, drained and hopefully wiser about human nature...

Stars for the content, not the pleasure of reading...
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Rhonda-Leigh reviewed on Feb. 25, 2011

Wow! I just finished reading Addiction, I feel drained and in need of a shower maybe with some comet! I agree with Virginia it is indeed a gut wrenching real life horror, I found my self compelled to continue to the end of the story to find closure. This story indeed is not for the squeamish, but if your not afraid to be taken on a wild ride through a tormented persons life, then this book is a must read. I found the writing to be real as every word sank deep. This is a sad, sick, twisted and amazing story. It's defiantly a page turner. Thank you Mr. Rodriguez for sharing!
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Virginia Lynch reviewed on Jan. 4, 2011

Rating this book is hard, it is straight horror. Not scary ghost, goblins, or whodoneit killer horror. This is gut retching OMG real life horror. I thought it was about a married man who became addicted to porn on the web, it is so much than that. Yet, I could not put it down. I had to see how it ended. The writing was very conversational, like I was just "hanging out" and chatting with this guy. Occasionally this man rambling a bit, but that is just like real like. I wanted to understand why he ended up as he did. But there is no understanding. I was glad to hear (read) from another point of view later in the book. But, while I gave this book 5 stars I did so because the book is amazingly written and so distrubing I needed to know how it ended. But, under no conditions is this book meant for everyone. I am not even sure I should have read it. To be perfectly honest.
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