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Going Shogun [Kindle Edition]

Ernie Lindsey
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Product Description

On the run.  Out of time.  A brownie recipe worth millions.

Lovable loser Chris waits tables by day and dreams of making something better of himself by night. But, under the almighty, oppressive rule of The Board and their divisive caste system, it's nearly impossible. That is until his super-geek pal and fellow waiter, Forklift, hits upon a foolproof scheme: steal their employer's ultra-popular, top secret recipes and sell them on a black market internet site.

It's all fun and games until the mysterious death of a local hacker shatters their surefire plan, sending them on a fast-paced adventure through the city's seedy underground, where they hope to salvage what's left and avoid capture by the Board Agents at all costs.  Nobody comes back from that. Nobody.


GOING SHOGUN is a humorous novel from a USA TODAY bestselling author, blending the best of dystopian fiction with action, suspense, and mystery that has kept readers guessing until the final pages.

About the Author

Ernie Lindsey grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, herding cattle and chopping firewood, and has spent his life telling stories to anyone that will listen. He has worked as a professional writer in some form for the past decade and now lives in Bend, OR with his wife Sarah and their six-toed Hemingway cat, Luna.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3086 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477593934
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086QDE9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,373 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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USA Today bestselling author Ernie Lindsey grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, working on the family farm and reading, and has spent his life telling stories to anyone that will listen. He currently works as a freelance writer and is the author of ten Mystery & Suspense novels and numerous short stories. When he's not writing, you can find him chasing a toddler, feeding a toddler, or cleaning up after a toddler. He remembers non-toddler things, but they're flimsy, gauzy mysteries.

Ernie and his family live in Oregon, along with a multi-fingered Hemingway cat named Luna.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, fun, fraught and refreshing 12 May 2014
By AndySuk
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After the first couple of puzzled-smile inducing pages the next 260 flew by far too quickly. It's sci-fi based around a "kooky cast of characters" (a quote by the book's author), a forbidding society structure from the not-too-distant future and...a restaurant. Seriously.

Brick tells the story as though he's having a conversation with you and it's easy to empathise; to smile, worry and to be just as frustrated when his mate Forklift starts to speak (as only Forklift can). The story is deep enough for its main characters and Mr Lindsey keeps it intriguing without stretching to the unbelievable.

I would have loved another hundred pages. That's no complaint; it's the mark of a well-enjoyed book.

It was, indeed, as refreshing as a Wishful Thinking Fish-Paste Sorbet...but you have to read the book to understand that! :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big Yes for Going Shogun 28 May 2012
By T. Costain - Published on
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A smart dark-street thriller seasoned with a pinch of Martha Stewart humor - you'll have a lot of fun wondering whether you're going to live to reach the next block. The street slang is a linguist's dream, and characters are as vivid as those loons you knew in college. Many authors break with grammatical and semantic tradition because they don't know any better, but Lindsey does it to enhance the clarity and pace. The text is snappy,light on its feet, lean and to the point. There's no waiting between the big moments, and don't even try to predict where it's all going. Stay in the present. A lot of new, upbeat books pass over my desk, and this is an absolute favorite - hope there's a sequel. - GFS/RAI
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dystopia Wins 19 Jun. 2012
By Christian Manzella - Published on
Going Shogun is a dystopian-set thriller, abound with varying speech styles and multiple sub-cultures. Lindsay does an excellent job quickly spinning up a post-modern era complete with a corrupt citizen ranking system that dictates how people live their lives.

The story centers on Forklift and Brick and their quest to utilize pirate internet access to buy their way into a higher citizen rank. They have a great plan together when their initial contact turns out to be problematic. Everything from there is a wild ride through the drudges of this future's humanity to try to piece together there dreams.

As is typical from Lindsay, the character development is excellent. Brick/Chris, the primary protagonist is both likeable and frustrating, all at once. At times he shows remarkable strength through the journey, and at times he is the reluctant hero. The ending to the story was as unexpected for the reader as it was for Brick. Overall, an excellent read that I would recommend to anyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Did not see the twists coming 14 Jun. 2012
By Richard Lee - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't do reviews very often, but I felt moved to leave one for this book.

Refreshing dialogue, surprisingly believable characters given what characters they indeed are... It was hard to put this down, and I was wrong about most of my suspicions regarding what would happen next, which I enjoy. This conjured up similarly textured and turbulent scenes you might find in a William Gibson novel back in the Count Zero days, or Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash.

More sci-fi please, Ernie, and make it snappy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Futureculture Pageburner 14 Aug. 2012
By Zeno - Published on
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This story is rather short, but it works in its favor. Immediately, you are thrust into the future where The Board (think Big Brother but ran by the rich) institutes class and cultural separation. A pair of nobodies in this ranking system have a scheme cooked up to make themselves jump a few levels in this system...But the proverbial you-know-what hits the fan when one twist after another turns what should be a simple hijink into a very messy situation. The characters are easily fun to be with, especially Forklift who brings an amazing array of confusing but entertaining vernacular to just about every sentence he says. The action--and there is plenty of it--ramps nicely and leaves the reader turning pages in a rush to see what can possibly go wrong next. Not gonna lie, turned sort of fan-boy on this book. Will be hoping for a sequel that, if not with the same characters, at least immerses us in that same future where even an R11-2 can reach for R10 status.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Going Shogun should be the next Cult Classic. 25 Jan. 2013
By Big M - Published on
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Going Shogun is a white knuckle roller coaster ride through an almost comic book dystopia. It was like Brave New World and 1984 got slapped upside the head with a heap of Catcher in the Rye and Marvel Comics. It's humorous and witty, but sophisticated on another level.

Mr. Lindsey has a way of turning prose into an almost visual art. The characters are almost unbelievable, except he just simply makes you believe. You get into the heart, mind, and soul of the protagonist, and his com-padres. He paints a picture with his words, to the extent that you feel like you are right there, as if sitting in a theater watching the book unfold before you. He throws enough references to our popular culture, and history, that he makes you feel like this our future. Maybe it is.

Honestly, the first chapters or two are a little heavy, but it's absolutely necessary for the setting, much like the starting gate of a roller coaster. However, as it ramps up to speed, it takes twist and turns, races to the top, drops to the ground, and comes back fighting for more. In the end it finishes with a big loop de loop that'll leave you reeling.

If you are a fan of Orwell, Huxley, or Bradbury, or just plain good romp, then you absolutely will not be disappointed with Going Shogun. You'll probably even beg your friends to read it.
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