I was inspired yesterday to group all of my indie book reviews into one place, so they can be more easily found. Also there are a lot of crummy book review sites out there where people climb all over themselves to give someone free books, so I figure, why shouldn't I be into that racket? I write book reviews and I like free stuff.
if you have an indie book you'd like reviewed, contact me and hook me
up with a free copy and I'll review it. And spread the word! Thanks.
Here's one of the books featured on that new blog:
This is one of my less sincere reviews I wrote for a former Facebook "friend." I say former because I eventually realized it was all a one-way "friendship" and decided to purge him. A lot of you people don't understand the Corleone-like system I use wherein when I scratch your back, I expect mine to be scratched in return. If I give you a charity review (and purchase) and you do shit for me, well then fuck you.
By Mark Ellis
Like "The Da Vinci Code," the story also involves secret societies. In
this case it's the School of Night, an ultra-secret club of scholars
that included Charles Darwin himself. In the book's prologue, we learn
that Darwin and the crew of the Beagle ran across the Tamtung islands,
which were home to some very weird creatures. They didn't really know
what to call them since the word "dinosaur" hadn't been invented yet.
Skip forward to the present. "Tombstone" Jack Kavanaugh is living on
Little Tamtung along with his friend Crowe. They, along with an
eccentric billionaire, tried to start a sort of Jurassic Park/dinosaur
safari on Big Tamtung, but the venture was shut down after three people
died. Now the School of Night is getting involved, along with some
Asian gangsters who helped bankroll the original venture. This means
that Jack, Crowe, and some new and old friends all have to return to Big
Tamtung and unlock its secrets.
What secrets are those? You'll just have to read to find out.
"Cryptozoica" is a taut and engaging pulp adventure. If I have one
complaint, it's that there wasn't enough of a body count. I wanted the
dinos to munch a few more people. Still, this is a fun, exciting read
with some great illustrations too that should bring to mind old school
adventure stories like "The Lost World" while adding a little modern
science and conspiracy theory to the mix to freshen it up.
That is all.
Tomorrow Box Office Blitz Continues!