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by Frank O'Rourke

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Author:
Frank O'Rourke
ISBN13:
978-1594263019
ISBN:
1594263019
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Publisher:
Mundania Press LLC (October 31, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Humor & Satire
ePub file:
1290 kb
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1822 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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281

Instant Gold" by Frank O'Rourke is a fairy tale. Greed is rampant; everyone wants a "Golden Ticket," even Charlie who lives in extreme poverty. His family draws hope from a "Golden Ticket.

Instant Gold" by Frank O'Rourke is a fairy tale. Mr. O'Rourke is very talented and has a fascinating way of showing readers how greed affects each person. He shows readers how we are our own worst enemies and are willing to believe in anything, snatching hope from anywhere

At the end of the war he decided to become a Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction.

At the end of the war he decided to become a Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction. O'Rourke wrote more than 60 novels and numerous magazine articles. Born in Denver, Colorado he attended Kemper Military School. A talented amateur baseball player, he considered trying out for a professional team, but was called up for service in World War II. At the end of the war he decided to become a writer.

Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction. At the end of the war he decided to become a Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction.

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Early one foggy November morning a small shop opens for business in the fashionable shopping district of downtown San Francisco. Showcased in their window is the one thing they sell. A small, nondescript can with simple lettering Instant Gold

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The year is 1964 and gold bullion is illegal to own. Private citizens are required to sell it to the government for a fixed price. Early one foggy November morning a small shop opens for business in the fashionable shopping district of downtown San Francisco. Showcased in their window is the one thing they sell. A small, nondescript can with simple lettering. Etched clearly on the plate glass window was...Instant Gold. Could alchemy be real? Three mysterious inventors open shop after shop and everyone wants something. Big business and the mob want a piece of the action. The government wants to control them, and the public just want their 8 ounces of fine gray powder to turn into solid gold. Instant Gold is a modern day fairy tale that satirizes human greed and lays bare the whole paradox of free enterprise capitalism.
  • Reminds me of my youth, and just as enjoyable now as then. Interesting take on the power of government over the people

  • Fascinating premise , worth the cost .

  • I'm thrilled to find this old favorite on Amazon. It was out of print for decades. Now Amazon carries a new edition, but for sentimental reasons, I prefer this old edition with the original jacket. I discovered it back in 1967, as a teenager on my first job as an assistant at the local branch library. My taste in books was adult then, and I relished this story of three eccentrics who come out of nowhere to sell Instant Gold. The effects on the government, free enterprise, and the global economy are amusing, to say the least. This short novel has a little romance, a little mystery, and lots of dry wit. Treat yourself to it! Enjoy!

  • A classic. Follow the action on Google Maps, some addresses do exist.

  • So glad to see this republished. Read this many years ago and then lost it in a move. Highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. Funny and painlessly educational.

  • I'm thrilled to find this old favorite back in print. I discovered it back in 1967, as a teenager on my first job as an assistant at the local branch library. My taste in books was adult then, and I relished this story of three eccentrics who come out of nowhere to sell Instant Gold. The effects on the government, free enterprise, and the global economy are amusing, to say the least. This short novel has a little romance, a little mystery, and lots of dry wit. Treat yourself to it! Enjoy!

  • Classic old scifi from a writer of cowboy stories. The storyline is great, though the characters are a bit overblown and overly competent. That said, I would like the recipe for the instant-gold-in-a-can please.

  • Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (3/07)

    When Adrian Ericson opened a small elegant shop in a trendy area of San Francisco, his neighbors, Sweater, Book and Tea, were immediately curious. All Adrian had in the window was a small can and the words "Instant Gold" gracefully etched in the window. It appeared he'd spared no expensive in renovating the small shop. The three shop owners visited Adrian trying to discover what he was selling. Perhaps they were concerned that he would be competition.

    Soon Mr. Sweater, Mr. Books and Mrs. Tea call in "experts" to determine if "Instant Gold" is real. Then the Feds become involved, as did the mob. Could "Instant Gold" work? Could it be illegal to sell? Could it be a scam? The answer to all these questions seems to lie in the answer to a different question, "Who is Adrian Ericson?"

    Most people are looking for an easy way to "get rich quick." The lottery is only one example of our greed. If we each pay one dollar for a ticket perhaps we will be the one that wins the prize. "Instant Gold" by Frank O'Rourke is a fairy tale. It reminded me a bit of one of my favorite movies/fairy tales, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Greed is rampant; everyone wants a "Golden Ticket," even Charlie who lives in extreme poverty. His family draws hope from a "Golden Ticket." Mr. O'Rourke is very talented and has a fascinating way of showing readers how greed affects each person. He shows readers how we are our own worst enemies and are willing to believe in anything, snatching hope from anywhere. I was reminded of a recent weight-loss ad, "This is not for you if you only need to lose a small amount of weight." Of course the company was betting on people rushing out to buy their product. Can we be so gullible that we will buy anything? This book really made me stop and think. I will also hesitate before I invest money in the next weight loss or get rich scheme that comes along. I highly recommend "Instant Gold."

    Received book free of charge.