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4 stars from Miss “TheReader” is often as good as seven stars from other folks. Her sharp eye for detail leaves nothing to chance and her insight is prescient. You read her commentary as much for the negatives as you do the positives because, if you can set aside your ego long enough, her input will simply make you a better writer.
Thank you, Judith.
Commune Book Two by Joshua Gayou is the sequel in his dystopian series.
Following on from Commune Book One, the plot follows Jake and Amanda’s group, who have settled in Wyoming, fighting day in and day out to establish a home for themselves in a near-empty world. When a new group turn up, running on fumes, and searching desperately for a place to settle, it’s only a matter of time before short-term solutions to survival run out.
It seems an age since I read Commune Book One, but you can read my review of it from May here:
In his personalised note to me in the cover of his book, Joshua writes:
‘I’m pretty sure I’m still using the word “chuckle” in here, but you bear with me, won’t you?’
Over recent months, I’ve developed a strong aversion to the word “chuckle”.
However, whilst I noticed the…
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NOT THE BEES!!!
My friend Evan reports on youthful nostalgia, B movies, and bygone trailblazers who hung it all out there.
In a previous blog post, I spoke of a public access television show I used to watch called Attack of the Killer B’s.
Back in 1992, my Friday night ritual was to run to the gas station just off base and grab a pint of Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk and a can of Cheezums. I’d then get back just in time to settle in and watch the most glorious Public Access Television show ever created… Attack of the Killer B’s. It was like some kind of mad experiment resulting from a twisted tryst between Elvira, Svenghouli, and a voyeuristic MST3K poking its head in and seeing just what the hell was going on.
I ended up with about 8 VHS tapes filled with static’y episodes (all I had was rabbit ears and tin foil!), but I’d watch those tapes over and over again for the…
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“Maybe he would kill her in her sleep.”
A few paragraphs in and this sucker is on my GET IT list. Click the book for a preview. You’ll see what I mean.
A very big thank you goes out to Judith at readandreview2016.wordpress.com for her incredibly thoughtful review of my book. Glad to see she enjoyed it and also got some good stuff to consider for future efforts.
- Title: Commune
- Author: Joshua Gayou
- Published: 2017
Commune: Book One is the story of one small group of survivors who must adapt to a primitive, hostile world or die. As they learn the rules of this new era, they must decide how far they’re willing to go to continue living, continually asking themselves the same question daily: is survival worth the loss of humanity?
When I started reading Commune, I noticed a couple of minor technical issues. There were some grammatical errors, and the narrative occasionally swapped tenses by accident. Also, some words were written with excessive letters or punctuation, like thiiiiiiis????!!!! As a reader, I urge writers not to do this. It may look as if it expresses deeper meaning, I assure you it does not; I read it as this? or this! regardless of how many extra letters or punctuation marks have been added.*
*I covered these…
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