Advertising, and especially copywriting, has been the entry point of quite a few authors in the past. Clive Cussler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Salman Rushdie, et. al. Since we like to highlight the modern day people who come from the industry, let me direct your attention to Jim Mitchem.
Jim Mitchem is the author of the highly rated Minor King. Mitchem found his way to advertising after wandering through the states until he became sober in 1991. Why is this important? The main character in his novel, Jim Christianson, follows a similar path. The road to self destruction, an awakening at the low point in his life, and growth after that event.
If you have kids, or even a minor twinge of morality, Minor King will hit you squarely in the jaw with outrage from the actions of his daughter’s classmate. This solitary event sets the path for the rest of the novel. If you are in the advertising/marketing trade and hit the inevitable stretch of burnout, or uninspired work, you will find yourself nodding your head to trials and tribulations of Jim Christianson’s struggles.
But as his acceptance of the American Dream starts to fade with the help of the voice inside his head, an inspiration to move beyond sets in – and with it, a furious race to the conclusion of the novel. Story arcs you thought you were smart enough to foresee crumble by the wayside.
I won’t spoil it for you, but if you like a story of suspense with themes of redemption, finding one’s way, the battle between good and evil, Minor King is for you. On the Kindle, it is free with Kindle Unlimited, or $3.99 without.
This is an honest review. No goods, services or financial consideration were provided in exchange for this review.