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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
Powerballs by Jimmy Clifton tells the kind of story you are likely to read in the papers or see in the news. Henry Ball is close to being overwhelmed by his personal problems. The opening chapter tells you that he wants his boss dead, and his imagination runs wild on how he would do it. His wife, Rose, is not content with the way things are going with their marriage and financial situation. But Rose has a strong gut feeling—a feeling that made her push Henry to buy a Powerball ticket. This is where the deus ex machina device becomes an integral part of the storyline, as Henry and Rose snag a 1 billion-dollar jackpot—plus change. How they handle their sudden wealth and the financial schemes they get into is what turns the wheel of the storyline. Will it save their marriage? Will they be able to tread the path to further financial growth? What financial schemes will they get into? Are they able to acquire the services of a financial advisor who has their best interests at heart?
Powerballs may be a work of fiction, but it touches on an unusual theme that could happen to anyone who doesn’t have the financial know-how necessary to deal with sudden wealth. It’s the kind of story that you read and think of what possible outcome would have ensued if it happened to you. Jimmy Clifton will catch your attention by creating the kind of image that we all picture ourselves in. I know, because I occasionally play the lottery especially when a huge jackpot is at stake. The plot here is a bit of a stretch, but hey, if you have a truckload of money in your bank account, the thought of something like buying a small country would probably cross your mind. So that makes you easily buy into the idea that you might become an instrument to finance a coup attempt as well. This is the power that Clifton’s narrative has: It is funny and tragic at the same time. You read it to find out what fate befalls our instant Powerball winners, and you secretly imagine what you would do if you were in their shoes.