I Kill Rich People

I Kill Rich People

by Mike Bogin

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ISBN-13: 9781503387294
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2014
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

With degrees in English and Anti-Terrorism, writing I KILL RICH PEOPLE was probably destined. I have to thank the slow economy for dropping my work load, thereby offering me the time to craft these words.
When I was a kid, my dad worked as an engineer on US government contracts which took us on long stints overseas, in Asia, mostly. We witnessed insane disparities between palatial wealth and starvation during that stint. I remember kissing the runway ground at the airport upon returning to the USA. Even then, as a little kid, I held an appreciation of the importance of having a thriving middle class.
Later on, I traveled to Ireland where I was an exchange student at Trinity College. After finishing a BA at Cal, I took a year to write my first novel and then went on to finish graduate school at Cambridge where I was specializing in methods to defeat terrorism. There wasn’t a lot of work in that field years before 9/11 so I took a job on Wall Street for a while, where I was trained on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center. I got out of finance fast, raising three great kids and working, usually with two or three jobs at once, in housing and real estate. Two of our kids graduated from college with no debt and are employed and on their own. Our third child is in college now and well on the way to independence. My wife’s tolerance and support has been my key to everything. We just celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary.
I have written three novels and a screenplay. A recurring theme is the struggle for families bonds to survive the constant tectonic shifts that are being driven by powerful interests that manipulate us and ignore the basic needs of regular people. Each piece is human and approachable. I intentionally scale the plots to our daily lives in order to display how our lives get impacted by issues we hear about in the news.

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ThrillerReviews More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect from this book after reading the title; however, after about 30 pages I became hooked. The story is essentially based around a shooter's main message, "I Kill Rich People", and the warring perspectives of the shooter, the cops that are after him, and the media that paints him as a hero. You get to see what the shooter is thinking and feeling at each crucial step. I don't want to give away any more, but the twists and turns in each chapter, captivating characters, and a widely unique storyline make this an amazing read! Also, this novel is not just another fictional political thriller. Many of the issues brought up in "I Kill Rich People" are very relevant in our economic crisis today. This is a must read.
Rupert24 More than 1 year ago
Looking at the cover, I had to know what the book would be about. Page by page the story began to grow on by and before I knew it I was a couple hundred pages in. The information and research put into this book is amazing. As I read, it vaguely reminded me of a Dan Brown novel with facts that are so out of this world, that you hope they aren't true, but after checking you find they really are. The shooter's extremist mind is edgy, but still relate-able to me as someone who is also frustrated by the current state of affairs. I think, that the breadth of characters was a little lacking, but apart from that, this story is one that stuck to me, and one I will most definitely suggest to anyone looking for a roller coaster ride of a thriller.