Sunday, November 25, 2012

Underdog Books that You Probably Won't Find on the Bookstore Shelf

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Below are some novels that are solid reads that you may not have stumbled across but might consider reading. I limited myself to six:

Young Adult:


The Zombie Driven Life by David Wood

My Take: A fast paced, humorous despite the zombie-Apocalypse, story about a teen nobody surviving and learning a bit about life and himself along the way. Overall a great story.



Hocus Focus by Stephen Hines

My Take: A creative story with depth (and freaky magical contact lenses) that's a bit YA gritty with fun turns in the plot.



Fantasy:

 Equilibrium by Dora P. Archer

My Take: Doesn't claim to be anything other than an epic fantasy adventure and delivers with a unique setting and characters.




Confessions of a D-List Supervillian by Jim Bernheimer

My Take: They don't write super-hero stories like this one. Witty and an nearly impossible not to smile, if not laugh, at and with Calvin Matthew Stringel, better known as Mechani-Cal. A D-List Supervillain who has to step up as a good guy and save the world--and that's just the beginning of his troubles.



Political Satire:

Loose Cannons and other Weapons of Mass Political Destruction by J.D. Elder

My Take: Combines politicians and pro wrestling, for a zany adventure that has a solid political message as a backdrop.



Science Fiction:

Defenders of the Covenant by Angie Lofthouse

My Take: A little more than your average SF, retaking the world from alien conquerors. Has a strong faith/religious element.
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6 comments:

  1. Thanks, Terry. The others look great!

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    1. They are. I've read and enjoyed each one listed.

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  2. Terry,

    I just finished Confessions based on this recommendation. It was fantastic. Good call!

    I'll put Defenders on my to read list; at $7.99, it's a little above what I'm interested in paying at the moment.

    Thanks.

    Brian
    www.brianwfoster.com

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    1. Brian,
      Glad you enjoyed Confessions of a D-List Supervillain. Jim Bernheimer did a great job. If you get Defenders of the Covenant, hope you enjoy it as much.

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