May 20, 2011

Scream for Me by Brian Rosenberger Poetry Collection Review

by Brian Rosenberger
Panic Press
Review posted 05/20/2011

Normally here at Sonar4 Landing Dock Reviews we only review fiction books. However, in rare cases we may review poetry collections.

Here in Scream for Me, Brian Rosenberger takes us on a journey through zombies, house hunting, strange sundaes and a slew of poems that will make you shiver, make you confused, but certainly not make you put the collection down.

It has been a long time since I have read such an extreme poetry collection that I was thrilled to see such an amazing combination of every emotion possible to experience.

If you have ever wanted to read poetry, but like some are afraid to, don't be with these poems by one of the masters of the written word. It will be worth your time in more ways than one.

May 18, 2011

Beyond the Dark by Patrick D'Orazio Review

by Patrick D'Orazio
Library of the Living Dead Press
Review posted 05/18/2011

Beyond the Dark is the last book in the 'of the Dark trilogy.'
We come across the gang from the other two books, Jeff, Michael, George, Cindy and the others. In this particular time, Michael has made a choice to stray away from the others. A selfish plan that includes smashing into a wall and it doesn't include his psychotic girlfriend Cindy.

The story of course moves further into the undead scene and survival for some of the characters becomes a no win situation. We also are able to get a more in-depth look into the character's motives for everything, especially George, who learns what everything around him means and how nothing will stop him in getting what he wants.

Beyond the Dark was D'Orazio at his best. The undead come in numbers but its not the same boring zombie tale. It is a nice conclusion to this trilogy. However, it will be missed and I hope a sudden tale or perhaps a supplemental book will be in the future.