‘Search for the Beast’ Book Review by Ron Fortier – The ESO Network

Search for the Beast Book Review By Ron FortierSEARCH FOR THE BEAST By Derrick Ferguson Based on the screenplay by Rick Montana Pro Se Press 169 pages This is a book we’ve been most anxious to get our hands on for multiple reasons. So here’s a question for all of you. What do you get when you adapt an hour long B horror movie into a full length novel? Well, if the writer chosen to do the novelization is competent, you’ll most likely get an okay prose version of the flick. Whereas if your writer is one of the finest, most capable authors in New Pulp today, what […]

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‘Beyond The Rue Morgue’ Book Review By Ron Foriter – The ESO Network

Beyond Rue Morgue Book Review By Ron FortierBEYOND THE RUE MORGUE Edited by Paul Kane & Charles Prepolec Titan Books 332 pages This is such a marvelous idea for an anthology. Editors Kane and Prepolec open the collection with their short essay on arguably literature’s first true fictional detective; Edgar Allan Poe’s C. August Dupin. Then they kick off the book with Poe’s seminal “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” which for anyone with little experience reading dated English prose, is a chore in itself. Whereas once the title classic has been put forth, the curtain opens to nine brand new stories inspired by Poe’s unique character. “The […]

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‘Envy The Dead’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Envy The DeadENVY THE DEAD By Robert Randisi Down & Out Books 273 pgs Sangster was one of the best killers in the death-dealing business until one day he woke to discover he had a soul. Translate to conscience and because of that unexpected epiphany, he retired immediately. Now, one of his few friends aware of his old career, Catholic priest Father Patrick, comes to Sangster looking for help. Years earlier, while assigned to a parish in Philadelphia, a young twelve year old altar boy committed suicide after claiming he had been abused by a priest. Father Patrick swore he was not […]

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‘Bootlegger’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

BOOTLEGGER (An Isaac Bell Adventure) By Justin Scott with Clive Cussler Berkley Novel 435 pgs This is the sixth Isaac Bell thriller from writer Justin Scott. For the record, Clive Cussler created the characters and set up for the series in his book, “The Chase,” then handed it off to the Scott to continue. Which in our opinion is both genius and bothersome. Genius because Justin Scott is an amazing writer, bothersome in that for purely promotion purposes, the publishers always slap Cussler’s name over these books in a giant font with Scott’s shrunk down to near invisibility beneath it. […]

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‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Vol 2’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

The Adventures of Lazuras Gray Book Review By Ron FortierTHE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY Vol 2 Die Glocke By Barry Reese Pro Se Press 169 pgs. This is the second collection of stories featuring the reborn hero, Lazarus Gray. A one time member of the all powerful secret cabal known as the Illuminati, Gray arrived in Sovereign City washing up on the morning tide with no memory of his past. Volume One told of his struggles to uncover that mystery at the same time introduced us to the amazing trio that would become his partners in Assistance Unlimited; lethal lovely Samantha Grace, former con-artist Morgan Watts and Korean martial […]

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