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.

22430171When 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.

If you are looking for a quick funny read, I highly recommend this novella. Scherer ‘ s sharp sarcastic writing will have you laughing out loud.  Fans of Kurt Vonnegut will definitely love this book.

Reviewed by Candy

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About the Book:

Title: The Professional Freelancer

Author: Rory Scherer

Release Date: May 19, 2014

Category: Fiction

Source: ARC received from Author

Book Summary:

After being laid off at my latest company that fell victim to insider fraud, and the job market at its lowest point in years, I decided to follow the advice of my self-made millionaire friend and become ‘The Professional Freelancer’. Spiraling out of control, I found myself involved in several extremely dangerous situations that strangely all seem to be connected involving the mafia, a Korean street gang, a white-collar crime, and masterminding the annual euchre championships at a senior citizens retirement home.

The Professional Freelancer is a humorous ebook that was not written in a traditional format. It was written from the protagonist’s point-of-view. He is talking directly to you; the reader.

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