A Climbing Stock

A Climbing Stock 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

  • Title: A Climbing Stock
  • Author: Andrew Hiller
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 tMany 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.

    218 Comment

    • Bradley says:

      What a pleasant surprise! I expected a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk but I didn't expect it to drill down this deep or have quite this much traditional Fantasy adventure including so many dragons and cows and amazingly powerful Corporate Giants getting involved in the whole sordid mess of losing an economic empire.What? Yeah! Economic empire and boardroom situations and fire-breathing battles! Not to mention great wordplay and situational humor. I'll never forget the whole sequence of the [...]

    • Andrew Hiller says:

      My first published novel will always have a warm place in my heart. I will re-release it shortly. It is a fractured fairy tale that tells the tale of how Jack got tricked into selling his corporation for a stock about to IPO. Madness ensues and in the end, Jack is doing battle with corporate giants!

    • Saphana says:

      Brad said it all and so much more eloquently than I ever could. I'll link his review once I'm back on a computer.Thanks Andrew for the hours full of joy.

    • Henry Sienkiewicz says:

      Engaging and delightful - a wonderful premise that, as if by magic, manages to both entertain and provoke.

    • Meggan Turner says:

      Only 1 star because I couldn't DNF. I don't think this book was my cup of tea ! Full review can be found here on my blog: betweenthepages13.wordpress.c

    • M.L.S. Weech says:

      Hiller has a natural talent for charming stories. This is no different. This was a clever and joyous twist on a traditional classic. It's so great to see fantasy like this. A full and detailed review will post on my website in time.

    • Geoffrey Hill says:

      The Charming, Magical Story of BEANWhat do you get when you combine a childhood classic fairy tale with a Don Quixote style longing for a simpler time before the advances of modern technology and economics? If you have an engaging sense of humor to go with a quick flowing writing style, you might come out A Climbing Stock.The book explores with humor the way our modern economy is almost completely detached from producing things most of us understand. It does so with a protagonist who longs for h [...]

    • Alicia Hiller-Mahmoudov says:

      Full of adventure, wit and humor. Hiller takes societal and business norms and turns them on their heads, providing magical reasons for what is happening in what we consider the real world. He has a gift for dialogue and word play.

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