Release: 1st April 2017
Synopsis: Many years ago, Jacque, was tricked into selling his last cow to M. Au Paulet for an amount that wasn’t worth beans. The greedy monopolist guarded all his cattle closely, thus depriving the world of the milk of human kindness. The world soured as the last milk curdled. John, the owner of a small failing business, is tricked by a strange little man to sell his company for three thousand shares of an unknown stock called BEAN (Biomicroscopy Endoscopic Arterial Neurosurgery). To his surprise, the BEAN stock grows rapidly. So rapidly in fact, that he finds himself questioned by the FBI, FTC, and practically other organization with an F in their name. In order to preserve his name, John breaks into BEAN headquarters and is soon recruited by Mr. Tucker to try to bring kindness back to the world. Whisked away, John must fight bureaucrats, dragons, labor unions, and a very powerful corporate giant. But despite all the obstacles, John won’t quit, not ’til the cows come home.
This will only be a short review, but first off I want to say thank you to Andrew Hiller for sending me this book.
I started this book really enthusiastic, it sounded amazing, and I loved the idea of a new retelling of such a well known fairy-tale. The start was fun, and exciting and I really loved the writing and how the tale had been changed into a modern day feel, it was very clever.
However as I continued with the book I felt I wasn’t very engaged with it, and felt confused at times as to what was going on. There were a lot of perspective changes, which left me a little perplexed as to what was going on.
I ended up getting around halfway through the book before I decided that this book just wasn’t for me!
Although I didn’t finish the book, this book definitely had good points to it! I enjoyed the start, and I can see how it would be a brilliant book to someone who enjoyed the genre, or understood the story a little more.
I just think this definitely wasn’t something for me, and I didn’t enjoy it enough to finish it, which is a shame!
Thank you anyway to Andrew for the copy of the book.
You can buy A Climbing Stock on Amazon UK here!
*NOTE: I was sent A Climbing Stock in return for an honest review and that is what I have written. All opinions are my own and are completely truthful.*