Bring a Shovel and a Gun by Rasheed Newson is a story about a man with hyperthymesia It is a condition where memory is eternal Ali Reed is in his late twenties His mother s actions are questionable Ali s father is never around His brothers are spiteful No one sympathizes with Ali s condition It is no surprise that Ali makes his money by coning people Normally, Ali just does his usual tricks One day things don t go according to plan A woman that works in one of the many banks that Ali goes to actually remembers him From that moment on things go extremely off course There is murder, mayhem, and a lot I think the story is inventive I have never read a book about a person with hyperthymesia It is an emotional journey as Ali deals with his childhood and present conditions, plus the crime element made the read hit the bull s eye I enjoyed the humor The characters were realistic The emotions felt genuine The pace moved at a steady rate I don t enjoy romance novels I do love stories with a romance element This is a nice balance of family issues and crime I could see this as a movie Most of my favorite movies are similar in plot like The Bourne series, Lucky Number Slevin, Dead Presidents, and other crime shoot em up flicks. This is the first book I ve ever read where it made total sense for the main character to go off on a tangent In fact, it was downright hysterical He couldn t help himself Ali Reed is a con artist who has hyperthymesia He remembers everything, and I do mean everything, from his entire life He hears a date, or sees something random and his mind goes back to all the events in his life that relate, exactly when they happened, in detail Annoying, sometimes, but a handy brain abnormality for Ali who s used to running solo on minor hit n run scams until he runs into another con artist who thinks he would be perfect to help rob a bank And that s when the fun begins.This book is fast paced, with the murder mystery twists and turns of Agatha Christie s, Mousetrap combined with the con conning the con of the movie The Sting Just when you thought you knew what was going to happen it doesn t and we re chased down a new alley alongside the characters with mobsters in quick pursuit It s funny, intense, suspenseful and an all around excellent read. Good read, just wish it ended better. Every Successful Con Artist Has A Special Talent Ali Reed Was Born With His A Neurological Condition Called Hyperthymesia It Enables Him, For Better Or For Worse, To Remember Everything He S Experienced Since He Was A Toddler With His Perfect Memory And Natural Charm, Ali Enjoys A Lucrative Life As A Con Man, Until He Falls In Love With A Woman, Who Figures Out How His Mind Works And Starts Manipulating Him In Dangerous Way How Ali Stumbles Into And Survives Love, Multiple Attempts On His Life, A Dangerous Kidnapping Scam, And Two Gruesome Murder Cover Ups Is At The Heart Of The Humorous Crime Novel Bring A Shovel And A Gun The Book Is The First In A Series
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- Bring a Shovel and a Gun
- Charles Newson
- 07 February 2018 Charles Newson