What do you do when you are down on your luck and unemployed? Well, you take the advice of your best buddy and become a “professional freelancer” by doing whatever odd jobs people will hire you for. Unfortunately, those odd jobs can lead to a lot of trouble if you aren’t careful.
When I saw the cover of The Professional Freelancer by Rory Scherer, I thought not my cup of tea. Fortunately, I read the blurb and thought why not. This is a hilarious laugh out loud novella that reminded me so much of Kurt Vonnegut that I kept looking for illustrations and Kilgore Trout. Scherer ‘ s observations about our society were also dead on accurate.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this novella is that the narrator is never given a name or description and is talking directly to the reader. The reader knows the narrator is a man but that is all we are told. While this may seem odd, it allows the reader to develop their own picture of the narrator and in a sense the narrator becomes Every Man.