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The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley by G. Craig Vachon
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2020-reads

Did you know there was a "Spy* Scale"?

Spaced out along one end you've got Black Widow, Ethan Hunt, James Bond, Dick Tracy, and Jason Bourne; letting nothing and no one impede the mission objective. Down the other end, you've got Austin Powers, Maxwell Smart, Johnny English, and Inspector Gadget.

The most dangerous category, however, is somewhere within the meddling middle. That's where you may find Ralph Gibsen.



Our MC is not your typical spy ~ in fact, he may not be a spy at all, if he has anything to do with it. And if he is, ultimately he'll be the last to find out. This makes him either AMAZING... or a complete dud amongst the international "Intelligence Community." As a reader, you're captivated by trying to find out.

Either way, there are none more dangerous... and in the telling of the tale, you will find why, within an amusing little tale.

The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley is a humourous romp around the globe as the jet setting Silicon Valley start-up financier, Ralph, finds himself in all the hotspots: Sao Paulo, Russia, and the UK... even his own home in California.

They say that you should keep your friends close, and your enemies closer: How do you know who's who though, particularly if any single individual is likely to kill you? Even your wife... maybe?

The account is told in a '3rd person limited' POV and does not hold to a true linear timeline, which makes for intrigue, and tension and all the good hallmarks of a thriller. What spiced this up for me was the equally observant/self-deprecating personal assessment of the MC which keeps you turning the page, as The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley, tries to extrapolate himself out of one embarrassing and laughingly tense situation after another.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it: To read this little gem for yourself and make up your own mind.

Just remember; don't touch the ginger ale - consider yourself warned.

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Reading Progress

April 16, 2020 – Started Reading
April 16, 2020 – Shelved
April 16, 2020 – Shelved as: 2020-reads
April 16, 2020 –
page 156
May 5, 2020 –
page 354
May 5, 2020 – Finished Reading

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