March 10, 2011

Clickers by J.F Gonzalez and Mark Williams Review

By J.F Gonzalez and Mark William
Deadite Press
ISBN: 978-1936383429
Review posted 03/10/2011

Captain Kim Issac of the Lucky Mariner, feels the boat rock, thinking something they want is caught in their net, he looks to see what it is. Meanwhile, part of his crew go overboard, they scream, they don't return. The Captain tries to cut the net when he realizes there is something too large in there. But the creature attacks and soon Kim is lost with the water. And that is just the beginning...

Rick Sychek is a writer who while driving on the road hits something. He's not sure what, but he thinks it looks like a crab. It knocks out his car with him inside. An officer of Phillipsport comes to his aide and takes Rick into the small community where he gets to know the people and starts asking questions about these weird creatures.

You remember the old time horror movies, the ones where the sea creatures or werewolves come out of the woods? If you liked any of those you will love Clickers.

I'm a big fan of Godzilla movies in general and when I read this book I thought of the creature, who is somewhat of a crustacean who attacks boats, people and just plain is, well, what can I say, a monster.

What is great about Clickers is each word you read you feel the thrill like you did if you ever saw one of those 'creature feature' type movies. In fact, I would love to see this book as a movie.

The one thing I would recommend the most from this book is to read it all the way through, grab a hold of the characters, especially the monster and enjoy them all. It certainly is a book that will be kept on my shelves for easy access to read over and over again.

March 7, 2011

The Haunter of the Threshold by Edward Lee Review

By Edward Lee
Deadite Press
ISBN: 978-1936383399
Review by: Gina Desory
Review posted 03/07/2011

Hazel has fantasies, not just any fantasies, but gang rape fantasies and other strange sexual fantasies every day. Her pregnant friend, Sonia, who Hazel is in love with, and her go up to a cabin that Frank, Sonia's husband has inherited.

All through this Hazel's father keeps trying to get in contact with her. She ignores the calls for the most part until one day Sonia directs her to answer it. But then even stranger things start to happen. She comes across Peter Pan and Snow White who demand she do sexual things or else they will not only hurt her, but her pregnant friend.

The Haunter of the Threshold is a big sexual whirlwind of a woman, Hazel who can't figure out if she is normal or just sick. I found that there were several times I wondered what was going on in the story. As I read I knew there were several fantasies, but then the story jumped several times. There is a good idea there about the main character Hazel trying to find out if she can think for herself without these sexual fantasies and is she really okay or mentally ill gives a good basis for a story. But where those ideas where possibly present, the story lacked a good foundation to follow through except for the explicit sex situations.