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The I.P.O.: A Comic Novel [Kindle Edition]

Lewis Koufax

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Book Description

Scooter Culminer thought being poor was tough, but as he is about to become rich, Scooter realizes how complicated his life can become. As the company Scooter owns approaches the day its stock goes on sale for the first time, Scooter simply wants to find a woman to share his life with. His attempts to develop a steady relationship lead to some hilarious escapades. Eventually, Scooter hires a relationship guru. The teacher raises the stakes and escalates the comic complexities of Scooter’s life. Then Scooter discovers reasons to suspect his partner is stealing from the company. . . and Scooter must deal with a pistol-packing porno star, the theft of a car he loves, two gorgeous and alluring golddiggers, and a series of comically incompetent bureaucracies.

"The I.P.O." is that rare novel that not only showcases rich characters and an engaging plot, it counterpoints comedy and drama, displays our lesser and better selves, engages and stimulates, and, above all, entertains.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 346 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0048ELN14
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #309,732 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars more than the sum of its parts 20 Nov. 2010
By loner - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The main character is one of the more interesting main characters I've read about in a while. I thought I had a pretty good handle on him early in the novel, but he kept surprising me... in a way that was both surprising and believable.This book is funny, and well researched, the women are very interesting, but this is one of those stores that is a lot more than the sum of its parts. I finished the novel a few days ago, and I'm still thinking about it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Witty and well written 11 Jan. 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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If you're like me, you're looking through the reviews to decide if this book is for you or not. For me this often comes down to characters, the flow of the story and whether the book is well written or not. And in this case, the author delivered on all these premises. The plot is witty and humorous. Bensinger writes well, using short sentences without (too many) unnecessary words. These factors gives the story a good flow as well. Although "The I.P.O." is nowhere near (in my humble opinion) great comic novels such as "A Confederacy of Dunces", it is quite a good read.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny 29 Nov. 2010
By The Russian - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading CHANCE OF RAIN by the same author, I thought I'd give this a try. I was not disappointed. The humor in the books is interestingly different. Much of the humor in THE IPO results from the fireworks between Scooter and Cassandra. In CHANCE OF RAIN there is more humor that results from the adventure the characters are on. With IPO, I found both of the lead characters to be very interesting. If you want to get geeky about it, that Scooter is at once so talented in business and so klutzy with women appealed to me. And I liked Cassandra. There are no cartoonish lead characters here. Like CHANCE OF RAIN, I found the plot twists surprising and believable. And a few days after I finished IPO, I liked it more than when I had finished it. That, to me, is reason enough to read a novel.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars surprised 11 Nov. 2010
By opinion on everything - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
My experience reading this novel was that I thought I knew where it was going and I kept reading along and then I was surprised. And like any good story, once I bumped into a surprise, it made sense. This happened a few times..... And it often is funny.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really liked it 28 Oct. 2010
By Big Al - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I really liked the main characters (they are characters not cartoons), I found the plot engaging (nice guy seeks a ladyfriend), I plugged into the narrator's martini-dry wit, and it was fun to read.
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