The subway ad is simple enough, even elegant. A beautiful woman, sitting atop a desk in a sparsely decorated office, staring directly back at Bobby Fastow, a blue collar worker, on his way to his monotonous yet physically exhausting job. She has something, charisma, and the ad almost leaps off the poster at him. BurgerBlast, a fast-food restaurant famous for quick service and reliable, if artery-choking fare, is announcing a new name and a new direction. Now FitnFast, his favorite restaurant, will be serving up healthy menu items, in addition to its famous burger-and-fries combos.
Charlie Hamilton, CEO and founder of BurgerBlast, Inc., after watching his revenues drop at an slow but alarming rate, has decided upon a radical change. A new name. A new menu. He needs the perfect ad campaign to kick things off, but what he eventually creates is the Perfect Ad.
He gets help from Preston Neville and Freddie Poole, two computer geeks whose sum is greater than their parts: Freddie, an animator, still lives at home with his mother and Preston, a holography expert, who still needs his father’s help when it’s crunch time. Together they design the ultimate action ad, a most unique and creative moving feast for the eyes that moves when vibrations affect it. The faster the vibrations the faster the ad fragments move. Ingenious!
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite You Dear Sweet Man by Thomas Neviaser is a psychological thriller with a touch of humor. A new advert for a fast food company offers a healthier option, featuring a beautiful model from the adult film world, two computer geeks and lots of special animation effects. This is a special advert that sends a special message to whoever sees it. Bobby is your average man, in an average job, with an average life. He needs something else in his life and he’s about to get it. Spotting the ad on his way home from work, Bobby thinks he must be going mad. After all, a woman in an advert can’t flirt, can she? The model has her own agenda and it involves finding an ordinary man. Bobby is about to find himself in a fantasy world like no other and his life will never be the same again. You Dear Sweet Man by Thomas Neviaser was less psychological thriller, however, and more a combination of fantasy, the paranormal and a hint of comedy. I enjoyed this story, as it had one of the most unique plot lines I have ever read. The characters are a strange mix that work together very well and all of them are developed very well throughout the story. This is a very clever story, with plenty going on to keep a reader hooked and with a nice twist at the end that you won’t see coming. Thomas Neviaser writes in a descriptive way, bringing scenes and characters to life with his words. It’s a fun story, with parts of it being entirely relatable to everyday life, and it follows a natural course to a natural ending. Great book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and look forward to more from this author.