30 Minute Plan by Gerald Rice.Three stars.Ziggies (zombies) have taken over. This post apocalyptic zombie novel is told through the eyes of a dog (soldier), who follows the orders of the brains.The dogs spray the Ziggies with Lemon scent, some are wood chip and others orange then they become more docile. Yes really, it’s as strange as it sounds. There are the usual headshots and gore but there were too many open ends, why scent? What is that girl? Who are the Wood chips? Because the story is told through the mind of a dog, not a brain, Gerald Rice thinks he can get away without tying up all the loose ends or explaining what is going on. Is he really turning into a Vampire?I have to say at times it made me laugh, and I was entertained. For the price, free, you can’t go wrong.Jeremy.Posted by jeremypoole at 6:43 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook
Claustraphobic GoreCardanica by Dario Tonani Four stars.This short story follows two survivors of a disaster in a poisonous desert. The life craft that they chose to escape in turns out to be anything by a lifesaver. This book is a real page turner, the first few pages confused me, then, I was hooked. A real technophobe meets Kubrick piece of writing. The feel is dark and claustrophobic and the action dinghy and cruel.
A horror thriller to read and cringe.Jeremy PoolePosted by jeremypoole at 6:21 AM 0 comments Email
ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookHer Lovers touch.Her Lovers touch by Allen Dusk. (Short story)Four stars.This is one sick tale that, if you like, sex, perversion and ghosts, you’ll love this. In such a short story Allen manages to create a bigoted self centered character, a character that you’d love at first sight and hate at your leisure. If you want a short to read before you turn the lights out and have the stomach, this could be for you.Jeremy Poole, Author of, ‘George and Dewi’ part one of Brân’s Legacy the Celts and ‘The Family Itch.’Posted by jeremypoole at 6:10 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011Review of I Zombie I by Jack WaldenI Zombie I.By Jack Wallen
Four stars. Zombies, The end of the world, Nazi plots and crazy scientists make this book a real helter skelter tide. If you like Zombies you’ll love this. Jacob, our hero, is a reporter that survives the end of humanity. He is unfortunately bitten by one of the undead and chronicles himself turning into a zombie. All the time desperate to find a cure and falling in love with another, amazingly good looking survivor, Bethany. The book is an excellent read, I have some issues; the escape from the underground bunker was, well impossible, Oh look a door to the outside world. Also, I was left wondering how the zombies were at one point ultra intelligent in discovering the bunker and at others like dead meat? These minor faults, I can ignore and recommend this excellent read to any horror, zombie terror book fans.I am looking forward to the sequel.Jeremy Poole.Posted by jeremypoole at 7:31 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookLabels: horror.Jack Walden, Nazi's, Zombies
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011
Zombies, gore and more.Hollowland by Amanda Hocking.Reviewed by Jeremy Poole.5 stars. This is where indie books really come into their own; we all remember the B-horror movies of Zombies, with their wobbly scenery, plastic actors and gore. How I loved them. This is the book equivalent, without the wobbly scenery. Remy, our hero, a Buffy type with no super powers, sets out to find her missing brother and splat some zombies, perverts and marauders on the way. She doesn’t want to save the last of mankind, after a rabies type virus has wiped out, or turned the last of humanity into zombies. She’s just after her little brother. He happens to be the only immune person to the disease. This book reads like the best comic strips, with cliché after cliché, Remy even gets a pet lion. Despite, or because of this I loved it. This book hasn’t been destroyed by editors giving us what we want, it gives us what the writer wants and that’s just fine by me. I read it in a couple of sittings. The climax of the book can only be described as marvellous and unexpected. I can’t wait to read the next instalment. A must have, and it’s free!!!! Jeremy.Posted by jeremypoole at 11:27 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookTUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
Empire: In Her Name
Empire: In Her Name By Michael Hicks 5 Stars. I read this book whilst cooking, walking to work and lying in bed, it was unputdownable. I have to say I was a little doubtful as to the book before I started. I’m not a Sci-fi fan and that’s the point really, this isn’t a sci-fi book. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, action and some romance all in one. It was a whole book for sure, even though it’s the first part of a trilogy. The main character of Reza has the worst of all upbringings, parents killed, slavery and abducted by the Kreelans (Alien, blue, female warriors). He then becomes one of them and…I won’t give away the story. You must read it.The writing is excellent and the characters are so well written, you really feel for them, and the alien world is anything but alien.This one is five stars and will get a second read off me in the future and for sure I’ll be purchasing the rest of the trilogy.Posted by jeremypoole at 4:26 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
Memoirs of a bar steward by Scott EvansA review of ‘Comedy Memoirs of a bar steward’ (Part One: 14th-25th August: From the city to inside the Queens Legs.) by Scott Evans.5 stars. I read the first page and thought I would hate this comedy, with its protagonist having an ego the size of Birmingham. The author says this is based on his life; I hope Jacob is in his imagination and not based on himself. I read on and the book did what a comedy should, it made me laugh, a lot. The story is told by Jacob, he is a modern rending of Rick, of the Young Ones fame, large ego, little brain and a very poor grasp on reality. He is there to be bullied. The book had me wanting to bully him; this character is great, as are all the Cox/O’shea clan. The unreality of it all is brilliant, the scenes are short and focused, there is no unnecessary padding and the story benefits from the enthusiastic and fast flowing style of Scott. This type of novel is why you should buy a reading device and read Indie writers. This book will never be released by the main stream press, it’s not politically correct, it’s too short and it might ruffle some feathers (We can’t have that can we?). It’s everything we need in this fluffy, health and safety world. I loved it. The only drawback is, as with a lot of comedies, where do you go now? Without repeating the same moments over and over. I’m curious to see, how the wonderful characters are developed. I will be reading the next part very soon. Excellent work Scott. (You can tell I’m a teacher?) Review by Jeremy Poole
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