Monday, October 10, 2011

Book Title: Gordon's Way: Entertaining Strangers
Author: Stephen J. Granger
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781448644964

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers. ~ Victor Hugo

Gordon Boswood, a methodical man, that hold tight to his strictly regimented plans; almost like a kind of mantra he lives by. If it didn't fit in this plan, it did not belong in his life. Not included in his plans of all plans is the time for church masses or anything to do with religion for that matter. That, of course, changes when a mysterious ring appears on the beach near his and his wife's newly purchased house. Even has Gordon places it on his finger he becomes a altered man with no hope of ever going back to the way things were before. He begins a journey to find the true purpose of the ring and on his trip, several strangers help him on the way.

Although this book does contain religious overtones, it is by no meanings a religiously themed book. It is another classic story of good versus evil, where the good doesn't know he is good until he believes it himself. And evil is down right evil and wants to be all powerful. The beginning is slow at first, but if the reader continues to read they will be rewarded with an exciting fast paced battles. A great main character with a likable personality and an humbling attitude. Other supporting character are most intriguing and somewhat unbelievable, in a good way. Would be entertaining to all age groups and religious back grounds. It is just book one in the series too. I bet is just keeps getting better.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Azure Dying

Author: C. W. Gordon
Publisher: Strategic Book Group
ISBN: 9781609766931

As far as thinking about death and murder and various ways of killing people and how people die... I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer. ~Tom Araya

Amy, a junior in High School in Austin, Texas, is rushing home from school to hopefully get a call from her boyfriend before her mom answers the phone. Being grounded prevents her from having her cell phone, which make talking to him so much easier, but rules are rules. As she reached he street, she notices a big black H2 Hummer parked by the curb. Amy decides to take a closer look since it not a vehicle seen on her street often. As she gets to the back hatch of the truck, she sees a small note which reads "think of you mother" and then all goes black for Amy.

Glen Young, a journalist for an Austin paper, receives a envelope with no return address. Fan mail? Hate mail? Nothing new to a writer with a reputation of getting under people's skin to get a story. Little does he know that what the envelop contains will begin the worst of all nightmares.

As I was reading this book I could literally feel my skin crawl, however it was not possible to stop reading it. It was like taking a tour through a haunted house, you know its going to be scarey, but you can't help but to go through it. This book is scarey good. The villain is as twisted and perverse as one can be. The reader gets a horrific view of the inside of a killer's and how he ticks. With all the facets of the worst childhood one person can have, the murder is a product of such events.

Also the reader is give a glimpse into the police and the detectives as they work to solve this mystery so they can get this psychopath as soon as they can. One particular ex-cop joins in the chase, someone who is down on his luck, but chooses to do the right thing. I found myself cheering these brave souls throughout the book, hoping that they would be able to reach the madman before it was too late.