Spyderby David Fingerman
Meet Spyder-a street-wise antihero of inner city society. Experience his strange wisdom, and his twisted sense of humor. Thirty-year-old Spyder doesn't waste time thinking how much lower he can sink. When he finds his girlfriend dead as the result of drugs he supplied, Spyder contemplates his life and decides it's time to do what he's avoided most of his days-join mainstream society. All he needs to do is kick the drug habit, find a job, a place to live, and earn some money. Easy. He's done it hundreds of times, but never all at once. As always, Fate steps in and knees him in the groin. All the dregs he's ever known want their say. George won't stop his pestering, Sal needs a huge favor, Coon is hunting for a certain arachnid, and Spyder's dealer doesn't want to lose one of his best customers. As things spiral out of control, Spyder tangles himself in a web so tight that even he might never be able to escape.
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First of all with a name like Spyder you already know his life must be interesting. A very street wise individual who believes his life can't sink any lower until he comes home and finds his girlfriend has died from an overdose with drugs he provided. He is 30 years old and needs to reevaluate his life. Is it time he grows up and joins "mainstream society" or should he continue on the same path of drugs, homelessness, stealing and other unlawful behaviors? If he wants to move forward he just needs to do a few simple things. Things he has done hundreds of times before, kick his drug habit, find a job, earn some money, and find a real place to live. All at the same time. Life never goes as planned and Spyder seems to keep tangling himself in the same web with the same people and same vices. Will he ever escape this web and join the mainstream or will he be caught so tight that he can never escape? David Fingerman has an imagination beyond belief and can write in a way that draws us all in like flies into his web. I knew this from experience as he sent my a copy of his book Silent Kill which I reviewed last year. He definitely has a style that is his alone. If you would see a person like Spyder on the street you may look away and just be glad he wasn't hanging out in your neighborhood. But the author has written him in such a way that you are intrigued by his life and hoping that he can get control of it before it's too late. You want him to succeed and get upset when he stumbles or takes a step back. He definitely has had a hard life thus far and is a man with more than a few issues and a weird twisted sense of humor. Through it all you want him to get past the loneliness and violence in his life and have the "normal" life has has only dreamed was out there somewhere. This is an edgy, gritty novel that exposes the underworld we all know is present and brings it right into our homes in the pages of this well written, David Fingerman style story. I highly recommend getting tangled up in this web. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Author David Fingerman takes us on a murky cruise through the underbelly of the inner city, one we all know exists but would prefer to think otherwise. Fingerman has a great conversational style, often humorous, and his writing is so descriptive that he effortlessly places the reader right there on the streets with his protagonist, thirty-year-old Spyder. From the beginning, you know that Spyder has been dealt a rough hand in life. The world has backed him into a corner, and he has come out swinging. His past has turned him into a loner with trust issues who has a knack for stirring up trouble wherever he goes. He fights chronic unemployment and homelessness, battles his street foes and numbs the pain of all this hard living with any drug he can get his hands on. The only two things he can count on to back him up are his sharp wit and the blade he keeps close to his person at all times. Though living a more than difficult life, it lends the rebellious Spyder the dose of freedom that he craves, making him beholden to no one, and that's exactly the way he likes it. But, as with all tough guys who use anger and machismo to mask their pain, deep down Spyder yearns for the gentle touch of love and friendship, eventually succumbing to its charms, perhaps even against his own will, when some unexpected opportunities enter his life. If you're looking for a story with a lot of action and wit blended with a dash a snark, David F's your man. Spyder is a fun ride!