Lionel Seaver has had it with the indecent, arrogant, rude, mean-spirited and for lack of more negative adjectives, pricks in today’s society. Its about time these people get what’s coming to them. And its not just about people who break the law either. It is not always against the law to be a prick, on the contrary, it is often rewarded. The jerks, bullies and greedy don’t go to jail. They use their power and possession to abuse people. Decency and kindness are often viewed a sign of weakness, a trait that can be taken advantage of . Where conscience and law fail to direct people to do the “right” thing, Seaver decides to step in and secretly and violently set them on a different course.
Seaver lost his family, job and identity in society. He embarks on a course to nevertheless create what he deems is a positive existence for himself as Silent Retribution Man. He accomplishes this by systematically stalking and beating people up who do anything from being rude to waiters, to scamming people out of money, to sexually harassing subordinates, to molesting children. Nothing too big or small, whoever has it coming is going to get it.
Lester Burnham in American Beauty was “an ordinary guy with nothing to lose,” Tyler Durden in Fight Club, once he lost “everything was free to do anything,” Seaver is all of the above, and wants to become the guy in the conclusion of the news story that beat the jerk up because he had it coming. The journey is long and Seaver is forced to confront his own conscience, sanity, and ultimately his mortality.
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Hello! I am a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Business and The University of Washington School of Law. However, as Brad Goodman, in the Simpsons would say, more importantly I like to think of myself as a “PH. D in pain,” as well. I have a wonderful wife, two kids and five budgies. As you can probably determine from my writing, I enjoy popular culture- movies, television, music and video games. I actually have a “twin galaxies” video game world record in an old Commodore 64 game, “M.U.L.E.”
I simply had a “Jerry Mcguire,” moment one day (when he woke up in the middle of the night and wrote a mission statement). I decided to be productive and write a story, a fantasy about the bad people in the world getting what is coming to them. I started off trying to make it a sort of homage to 80’s super human hero guys, but it ended up on a much darker path. I know it will not appeal to everybody, but after seeing several of the comments, it does look like it is making people think deeply, no matter how turned off by the language and violence a person might be. In and of itself, the impact on a few has made this endeavor a success in my “book.”