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Hank Shank VIII

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Hank Troud has it all ... but he's never satisfied.
He sees enemies everywhere, plotting to kill him and take
everything he has.
His grandiose personality, greed and mounting paranoia turn
him into his own worst enemy.
In Hank's mind, he is the king of his own empire, born to rule
with the right to use and murder people as he sees fit.
He is a leader at war with the world,
...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published 2008 by Sanctuary in the Darkness
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Jennifer Chase
Oct 28, 2009 Jennifer Chase rated it it was amazing
John Walker has brilliantly succeeded in taking the historical character of King Henry VIII and transporting him into our current time for Hank Shank VIII. It’s like the Henry VIII version of Al Capone: ruthless, arrogant, selfish, womanizing, and a vicious, cold-blooded murderer.

The story revolves around Hank’s rage of power struggles with the added ingredients of pure paranoia and self-pity throughout his entire reign. He’s an ideal character study of the true psychopathic mind, which I find
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Alta
Aug 12, 2009 Alta rated it liked it
I liked this book! I wish we could give half stars because I probably liked it more than the books I give three stars to, but maybe not as much as the ones I have in my four star category. It's not a romance, it's not a happily ever after, or feel good book of the year, definitely not the genres that I normally find myself in, but I liked it anyway ;)

I liked seeing a historical character unfold in a time I'm familiar with, although it doesn't increase my sympathy for him. I probably dislike him
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Kymberly Chard
Jan 19, 2011 Kymberly Chard rated it it was amazing
I remember learning about Henry the VIII at school and I’ve seen a lot of films and TV adaptations of his story. This book is a great retelling of the same character, but in a different century. Hank Troud’s life pans out in the exact same way, as he chooses the same women, makes the same choices and seems fated to make the same mistakes. There are subtle differences made here and there in his life and dealings to make it work in the contemporary world. It’s also a shorter book than John ...more
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