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The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood

Book 1, Simon Adventures

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On his way to New York to celebrate his impending literary success, Simon Burchwood is the prototypical American careerist: arrogant, egotistical, narcissistic. But a quick detour to Montgomery, Alabama to visit a childhood friend sends Simon on a bizarre journey, challenging his hopes and dreams of becoming a famous writer. The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood is a character study that delves into the psyche of a man who desperately tries to redefine himself.

Simon is certain he is on the brink of literary stardom. Yet this brief sojourn in Montgomery challenges his haughty façade—and the "meteoric rise" that has continually eluded him. Expecting adulation from his childhood friends during his layover in Montgomery, he's instead met with indifference. Ready to finally leave his troubled past behind and move on to greater things, he invites his friend Jason—whose marriage is on the verge of divorce—to join him in New York. They quickly embark on a bizarre trip that is stranger than they could have ever imagined.

From Kindle bestselling writer and cartoonist Scott Semegran, The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood is for fans of literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dose of dark humor. This is the first book in the Simon Adventures Series which includes The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood, and Sammie & Budgie.

"A clever and surprising twist." — Kirkus Reviews

"An ambitious, enjoyable read with a superb ending that changed my interpretation of the entire text." — IndieReader

"The book is told entirely from Simon's viewpoint. Simon is not a very likable guy; as a matter of fact, he is a self-centered, pompous jerk. But for some reason, it's pretty fun to be inside his head." — Red Adept Reviews (4.5 Stars)

Customer Reviews

It's true

Simon is a character. Great read! Very funny.

The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Sep 30, 2009
  • Publisher: Scott Semegran
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 360 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Simon Adventures
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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