Final Spin By Jocko Willink

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Final Spin: A Novel By Jocko Willink

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Book/Novel Author: Jocko Willink

Book/Novel Title: Final Spin

 

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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER#1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink’s fast-paced thriller Final Spin: a story of love, brotherhood, suffering, happiness, and sacrifice.A story about life.Johnny…Shouldn’t be in a dead-end job.Shouldn’t be in a dead-end bar.Shouldn’t be in a dead-end life.But he is.It’s a hamster wheel existence. Stocking warehouse store shelves by day, drinking too much whiskey and beer by night. In between, Johnny lives in his childhood home, making sure his alcoholic mother hasn’t drunk herself to death, and looking after his idiosyncratic older brother Arty, whose world revolves around his laundromat job. Rinse and repeat.Then Johnny’s monotonous life takes a tumble. The laundromat where Arty works, and the one thing that gives him happiness, is about to be sold. Johnny doesn’t want that to happen, so he takes measures into his own hands. Johnny, along with his friend, Goat, come up with a plan to get the money to buy the laundromat. But things don’t always go as planned…

To start off with, I LOVE listening to The Jocko Podcast, anyone else that has listened to him I think would like this book. It is very different from your normal type of book, in the style of writing, in the way the story plays out, and how the story/characters/situations are introduced. This story definitely did not end the way I thought it would, but it was a fitting ending and it was a good read all around. My only disappointment with the book is that I feel like it was far too short. Part of that is its length, but part of that is the way it is written. Most details you would see in a book are left out of this one, only the necessary details are included so that the reader can paint the picture in their mind the way they envision it. Because of that, it reads very quickly and is fairly short, so while most novels take me 2-3 weeks to finish reading every day, I finished this one in 3 nights, reading about 3 hours each night. Again, not disappointed in the story, only in how short it was. I felt it was over way too quick for how much I paid for it. Even still, I would have bought this book again because I like to support Jocko and his podcast and such.
Love Jocko but was really disappointed with all the unnecessary cursing in the book. Had to stop on chapter 1. Will continue to look for any upcoming writings he may have.

A short, quick read about brotherly love. Johnny has a dead-end job as a stocker at a warehouse while his autistic brother Arty works at a laundromat. When Johnny is informed that the laundromat is to be be sold and Arty will be out of a job, he comes up with a plan to obtain funds to purchase the laundromat, ensuring that Arty will not lose the job he loves. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC.

 

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