The Hobbyist (Paperback)
Battered Suitcase Press, 9780615797854, 286pp.
Publication Date: April 20, 2013
Rockwell, a 29-year-old fast-tracker, makes large coin at a Silicon Valley brokerage house, has a gorgeous girlfriend, and plans to conquer Wall Street and the world. Then it all comes crashing down. His gorgeous girlfriend dumps him. His beloved big sister dies. Suddenly, he is left alone to raise his teen niece, Ellie. An emotional cripple, Rockwell is an easy target for Dean Manne, a roguish work pal, who invites him to join the Fellowship of "the Hobby," where a group of sexual raconteurs sample, rate, and review "sexual providers" in excruciating detail. As Rockwell the Hobbyist is busy having no-holes-barred sex with some of the most beautiful and sexually talented women in the world, Ellie is busy with her own transformation. She turns her drab school persona into the mysterious SpaceFace super vixen AnnabelLee, posing in Goth makeup and skimpy lingerie. Victims of their own self-destruction, Rockwell and Ellie are led to commit desperate acts with violent consequences. The Hobbyist will take you deep into an underground fraternity of sexual cyber deviants who play out their every fantasy in the flesh, then into the netherworld of a new generation desperately looking for love in all the wrong places. It will take you from the dark heart of sexual addiction and lost innocence into the bright light of human love.
About the Author
King Starr has written dozens of books, including top ten New York Times and London Times best sellers. He's penned several pop culture narrative nonfiction opuses ranging in subject matter from Johnny Rotten to teenaged gigolos to Chicago mobsters, Black Panthers, Hell's Angels and Chippendale strippers. Query a subject and "The King" has either written about it or quite possibly lived it. All hail King Starr!