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Turban Tan

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Espionage plays a valuable role in the business world of 2032. The excavation of resources is driven not by free enterprise but by the desperation to sustain those who serve in protection of the stock piled wealth of a corporate monarchy. The Drippy Man becomes a centrifugal outsider. Betrayal in a stagnant, monopolized economy is as common place as the fitful wind.
ebook, 142 pages
Published December 9th 2009 by The Igloo Oven Publishing Project (first published 2009)
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Nov 17, 2012 Owen rated it really liked it
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First, I would like to thank and apologize to the author of this wonderful book, Mr. Jeff Phillips. He graciously personalized his signature of this book for me and that is very kind of him. Also, I would like to apologize because I won this on a giveaway so long ago and just got to it now, and it definitely deserved a review a while ago.

The year is 2032. We are introduced to a man who mustn't be named, so he is referred to as The Drippy Man, as he emerges from the sea, dripping water. Get it? N
Apr 24, 2014 Natalia rated it it was ok
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An interesting extrapolation of corporate control of government to it's most awful conclusion. This really isn't the story of what could happen - more of the kind of idea that is born from a late night conversation about worst case scenarios. The Drippy Man kind of starts to have some personal growth, but then he decides not to. That's a shame, the most interesting part of the book for me was his development of a conscience.

However, the way that nobody had real names? That felt like trying too h
Jun 23, 2013 Ben rated it really liked it
Both forward looking and timely.

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May 29, 2012 Scott Phillips rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much! I highly recommend it, especially if you are into financial espionage.
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Dystopian feasibility 1 1 Jul 31, 2011 02:09PM  
Jeff Phillips is the author of Whiskey Pike: A Bedtime Story for the Drinking Mankind, Turban Tan, and Votary Nerves. He was once a storefront theatre method actor until he ran his original works theatre company into the ground. But he kept writing, and hooked up with the Chicago comedy group Wood Sugars collaborating on short films, variety show podcast episodes, and live sketch shows. In 2010 he ...more
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“Their conversation ceased abruptly with the entry of an oddly-shaped man whose body resembled a certain vegetable. He was a thickset fellow with calloused and jaundiced skin and a patch of brown hair, a frizzy upheaval. We will call him Bell Pepper. Bell Pepper sidled up beside The Drippy Man and looked at the grilled cheese in his hand. The Drippy Man, a bit uncomfortable at the heaviness of the gaze, politely apologized and asked Bell Pepper if he would like one.

“Why is one of your legs fatter than the other?” asked Bell Pepper.

The Drippy Man realized Bell Pepper was not looking at his sandwich but towards the inconsistency of his leg sizes.

“You always get your kicks pointing out defects?” retorted The Drippy Man.

“Just curious. Never seen anything like it before.”

“I was raised not to feel shame and hide my legs in baggy pants.”

“So you flaunt your deformity by wearing short shorts?”

“Like you flaunt your pockmarks by not wearing a mask?”

Bell Pepper backed away, kicking wide the screen door, making an exit to a porch over hanging a dune of sand that curved into a jagged upward jab of rock.

“He is quite sensitive,” commented The Dry Advisor.

“Who is he?”

“A fellow who once manipulated the money in your wallet but now curses the fellow who does.”
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