Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Book Review: Virtual Pulp by Henry Brown

Title: Virtual Pulp
Author: Henry Brown
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (October 13, 2010)


★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

Virtual Pulp is a collection of 5 short stories: The Bloodstained Defile, Barbarian Nation, Radical Times, Thus Spake the Bard, and Fever Dream Nemesis.

I enjoyed this book, though only liked the first and the third short stories. The first story is about the 3 warriors from different races, united by their will to survive the war from an evil sorcerer. The third one is about the love story of a white man and black woman set in the time where union of white and colored people is not allowed.

This is recommended to all readers who like to read short stories and into historical-action-adventure.

 About the book:

From medieval Europe to Reconstruction; from a post-apocalyptic future to an alien world's Dark Ages, the drums pound in adrenaline-charged unison. Strap yourself in for a wild escape from the mundane, into adventures that transcend space and time.Allan of Barnsdale pledges loyalty to a doomed knight in exchange for inspiration to craft his tale of King Arthur...never imagining they are en route to an ambush by outlaws in Sherwood Forest.Pick Garver returns to his hometown after the Civil War a hero to some, a turncoat to most, and less likely to be with his true love than when he left.Three warriors from vastly different races must battle a sorcerer, an invading armada, and each other, while desperately seeking honor in a world where treachery is the norm.Mechanic, armchair engineer and hot-dog pilot Rebble Rauser and his fellow citizens of the "Barbarian Nation" have their hands full protecting their sovereignty with blazing wing guns when an old rival of Rebble's makes a surprise visit during a war in a chaotic American future.The convenience of E-reading is given a pulp magazine flavor in this fusion of quality writing with the imaginative adventure-lust of yesteryear. - Goodreads

About the author:

Men's fiction/retro-pulp writer Henry Brown has been a voracious reader for most of his life. In addition to devouring fiction of most genres, he has been a history buff from a young age, and a WWII afficinado by the age of 17. Dude-lit, action adventure and pulp fiction topped his reading list for many years. He entered the military upon graduation from high school and volunteered for an elite unit. Upon his return to civilian life years later, he earned a degree in the arts, but spent most of his college elective credits on military history courses. His passion for dude-lit led him to create the Two-Fisted Blogger web log, where he plans to help reawaken an interest in fiction for men. - Amazon

Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, Henry Brown. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


....Petty Witter said...

Not a fan of short stories anyway, your review certainly didn't make me want to rush out and buy a copy of this. Hope you enjoy your next read more.

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