Monday, May 7, 2012
The Dark on Fire
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewed by Kathy Bobo
The treatment, The Dark on Fire's setting takes place after military bomb misfires upon small Ohio town. The protagonist, Jack Hart decides to stay after everyone leaves, but the antagonist, Lillian and Jordan steal the show. Lillian and Jordon are strong convincing characters that any movie viewer would love to hate. The main focus of the story is Lillian and Jordan inkling of a Hart family has a secret. The secret regarding Mrs. Hart and the mysterious Dr. Marianne is sure to offer plenty of mystery and suspense. With development, the treatment could easily become a movie franchise.
Friday, May 4, 2012
By Amy Gerrard
Available at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/158670
Reviewed by Kathy Bobo
I could visualize the monastery from the wonderful descriptions. One could almost hear the Monk’s at Vespers and chants while reading Amy Gerrard’s short-story, The Monk. The author could have added more to the story. She could have given the reader more information such as his name, what order he belongs to and his location.
The Monk is told from one single point of view and one character, The Monk. It would have added more drama if there had been interaction between the Monk and another character. The author leaves two hanging mysteries, “They had plunged him into darkness, eternal darkness. And he had
remained there until.....”
Amy Gerrard could have added much more to explain the Monk’s relationship with Erin. Such as what happened, “He allowed himself a brief pleasure as he thought of ‘Erin’, one of the girls from the village that he had so loved. Although secret and considered profane before the teachings of the brothers, he had delighted in her company.”
The story so abruptly breaks away, that there is no time to consider whether the main character is saint or a sinner. As a story, The Monk has a good premise, but with more development, it would make an interesting and intriguing full length novel.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
April 30, 2010
AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE
REVIEW BY KATHY BOBO
I’ve only seen photograph’s of lighthouses, but novelist Gabriel J.M. made me feel as though I had been in the lighthouse with the main character, Liam when he decided to tell his story. It is the story of one man living alone in lighthouse, and he explains what it is like to live in a lighthouse that seems to take on a life of its own.
Liam is likable, and he make you feel what he feels, see the things he sees, and hear the things he hears. In, At The Edge Of The Lighthouse, there is a mix of the X-Files and Twilight Zone with a shot of Night Gallery with a slight trace of strange space ships and creatures from the Book of Ezekiel. Liam begins hearing a female voice inside his head that eventually progresses to visions and other out of body experiences. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Liam falls madly in love with the female counter part of the Creature From The Black Lagoon, “I saw her face. I was taken aback by her beauty … her lizard face and green glaring alligator eyes.”
At The Edge Of The Lighthouse has a couple of interesting characters like the man in the Bait Shop that warns Liam, “Please tell me you don’t live around here! Please tell me that you live far from here and that you’re simply a visitor. If that’s the case, then I suggest you to leave this place immediately.”
If you’re the type that likes reading stories involving Alien abduction, government cover ups with a twist of apocalyptic themes, then At The Edge Of the Lighthouse is well worth it.