Thursday, October 30, 2014


Book Title: Why?
Author: R. H. King Jr.
Publisher: Walden Road Publishing
ISBN: 9780990340003
Reviewed by Michele Tater of The Couch Tater Review

 “The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"
Pablo Picasso

Why indeed. What causes a Professor to come to class with two guns and without warning, start shooting at his students. Surely, he must be insane to have committed such a crime or was he? Dan Jackson just wants answers just like the town does, but going to trial to is the only way he sees in finding them. Just another court room drama theme book right? Wrong so very wrong. Wait for the end, that holy crap what just happen conclusion. The reader with go from why? to What the f*** just happen?

Think this might just be the normal book about a terrible crime and the justice system righting the wrong book, I was going to rate it a 4 out of 5. What changed my mind was the ending that I didn’t see coming---at all. I can not even hint at what it is because I don’t believe in giving spoils in my reviews. So guess what? Yes that is will have to read the book. No cheating and only reading the ending either, trust me it is more dramatic when you read the entire book. Here is hoping Mr. King has some more amazing books in the making; I am planning on reading them.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Book Title: Colster’s Branch
Author: Robert L. Hay
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing
ISBN: 9781500467029
Reviewed by Michele Tater for The Couch Tater Review

“You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst." William Langewiesche

What evil lurks in the desert that surrounds the tiny town of Closter’s Branch. What is happening to the children of the townsfolk, who or what is taking them. Even though the answers are right in front of Sheriff Abraham Stone, it only appears in his nightmares and strange visions. The law can not be based on dreams and mirages. He knows he needs proof and fast before more go missing. How? Oh, I will not tell, you know the drill, you have to read it yourself to find out.

I took this book with me on a recent trip on a plane to Richmond, Virginia to first my oldest son and I was wishing that the flight was longer. I didn’t think that I would enjoy a story of terror set in a western time frame, but I was pleasantly surprise. I won’t have given it the time of day if I had know before hand the details, fortunately, I try not to read too much about a book before I read it for reviewing purposes.

Written with the grit of the desert sands and the toughness of the old west itself. It is the first book of a planned series of books, so there is more to come...which I am looking forward to reading.

I'm back.......finally. Sorry I had some personal and heath related stuff to get through before I was able to restart this review thing again. I will try my best to keep the reviews coming without too much delay. I do have a cafe/bookstore business in the beginning phases--thinking on 2015 or 2016, which should cause problems right now anyway. Look forward to reading and reviewing again...M