Once Upon a Time in Colombia

Once Upon a Time in Colombia

by Benjamin Fisher
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Once Upon a Time in Colombia by Benjamin Fisher

Once Upon a Time in Colombia is inspired by the protagonist's experiences in Colombia, where as a young American college dropout/entrepreneur, he traveled in search of adventure, women and money in the flourishing adult web cam chat industry.

The story follows him from a privileged upbringing in Miami to the streets of Medellin, Colombia,-providing an inside look into the neighborhoods, a rarely talked about sub-culture, and the city's violent history. But the story is an upbeat beat one, dare I say, even a love story between a boy and a city. It is also a coming of age tale, a callous youth growing up in a rapidly changing landscape fraught with challenges and dangers, which he must overcome. The protagonist continues to return to Medellin, a symbol as much as something tangible of rebellion against society, a place where he did not have to go to college, wear a suit, and be "proper" to be successful. In the end, sometimes happiness is a lot closer then we think.

The story is poetic, almost rhythmical, the play on words from English to Spanish, and even just those in English will amuse the most inattentive readers. As the story evolves, so do the characters, and the reader gets a glimpse into life in the South American Billion Dollar Web Cam Industry, seeing it from the side of the women in the films, their families, the managers, attorneys, and others involved in the business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478158844
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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Once Upon a Time in Colombia 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DRaw1 More than 1 year ago
LOVED THIS BOOK!!! HAS A RHYTHM, STYLE AND SUBJECT ALL OF ITS OWN. AS A RAPPER I WAS EXTREMELY IMPRESSED WITH THE WRITING STYLE, PLAY ON WORDS, NOT TO MENTION THE STORYLINE, (ALL THE MORE ENJOYABLE WHEN YOU REMEMBER ITS A TRUE STORY) I FELT LIKE I COULD SEE THE STORY IN FRONT OF ME, MOVIE VERSION IN THE NEAR FUTURE? I HOPE SO.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A unique look into a hidden, voiceless, subculture. Edgy and erotic. This novel paints a vivid picture of struggle, hope, and ones determination to find something beyond the ridged frames that outline our social "norm"! I love the journey the author takes you on, with a writing style that flows eloquently through a chaotic environment. Benjamin Fisher takes you on a journey in a poetic form that flows like music to the ears. This book turned out to be one of my favorites. It was recommended to me and I must say I loved it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys to travel, and explore new cultures, anyone with a sense of adventure or that yearns for adventure in their lives, any dreamer, writer, or lover of people and new things. ~Charlie "The Critic"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this book. It takes you on one heck of a crazy Adventure! With his unique writing style Mr. Fisher tells a story like only he can. Edgy, provocative, gripping, and erotic... I loved it and give this book three thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this this thing down! Once Upon a Time in Colombia made me laugh, made me angry, but always kept me reading..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.  This story really grew on me the more I thought about it.  At first, it seemed to be a description of a young American hustler trying to make a buck out of exploiting young struggling Colombian women.  The detailed account of the complexities in setting up a business in a foreign, corrupt city where everyone has a hand out made me sympathize with an initially unsympathetic character.  Young Benjamin is an entrepreneur seeking to make his mark upon the world, yet is beset by myriad problems he must solve or circumvent.  His description of the obstacles he faces could apply to any new business, and I found myself sharing his frustration, wondering whether I would have been able to work my way through all the hassles he overcomes.   Benjamin is moved by the plight of “his girls” and presents the reader with background information that explains the desperation that leads them to their sad career choices.  It is a scene reenacted all across the third world and one we need to be made more aware of if we are ever to improve the lives of people in these unfortunate circumstances. Along the way, the character of Benjamin becomes more layered.  He finds his humanity ebbing away as he becomes more involved in the underbelly of soft core sex internet trafficking.  His ability to relate to his girlfriend back home declines inversely as his knowledge of the tough lives led by his “girls” in Colombia increases.  He is troubled by his family’s disappointment in his choices and tries to redeem himself.  He is savvy but insecure, unsure of his direction in life and in love.  He is a Holden Caulfield for this generation of 20 somethings set adrift in a “Boogie Nights” world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"It aint no fun, if the homeys can't have none!" I loved this read, inspiring.