4.9 stars – 8 Reviews
Spinks Webb is thirty-four years old, lives in his widowed father’s basement, and suffers from a fear of leaving his hometown that he blames on his ex-fiancée, a woman who broke up with him twelve years ago. Some might call Spinks a loser, but the man has heart, and he also has a unique talent. Turns out Spinks Webb can consume vast amounts of food in short periods of time, hard-boiled eggs and hot dogs in particular.
With the help of his best friend and business partner Danny Fleck, Spinks quickly hones his gorging skills and becomes the talk of his blue-collar Michigan town as Danny, an amateur filmmaker, captures it all on video for a future documentary. Danny eventually encourages Spinks to go for the World Series of competitive eating and compete for a spot in the Nathan’s Famous International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York. Of course, numerous roadblocks stand between Spinks and Brooklyn, two of which include mending his broken heart and beating his irrational fear of travel, and to conquer those he’ll need all the help from Danny that he can get.
THE CLEANER is a heartfelt and humorous novel about the power of friendship and its ability to create even the most unlikely hero.
What are readers saying?
★★★★★ “I love this novel. It’s sharp, funny, and wise. The characters are memorable. The plot is unique. The dialogue is authentic. Potter can write…I haven’t been this enthralled by a writer since Michael Kun.” ~Mark Trost
★★★★★ “Ryan Potter has written a wonderful story with ‘The Cleaner.’ The characters are unique, memorable, and real…I couldn’t stop grinning as I read the last quarter of the book.” ~Jen
★★★★★ “Extremely well done. I’m a voracious reader, and I loved this book. Very fast read, and good character development. Very likable main character and surrounding cast.” ~Rockybrown
About The Author
After earning two degrees in American history, Ryan Potter realized he wanted to write about things he made up rather than analyze things that had already happened. He wrote his first short story in 2003 and was lucky enough to get it published in a well-respected online literary journal. He’s had several stories published both online and in print since.
EXIT STRATEGY is his debut young adult novel. Ryan’s debut adult novel, THE CLEANER, was published as an Amazon eBook exclusive in 2012. THE CLEANER is the ultimate competitive eating novel and tells the humorous story of Spinks Webb’s rise from lifelong loser to professional competitive eater.
For more information please visit his website at www.NotSoMainstream.com.
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