Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Brief Review

Recently, I finished a series of short stories compiled in a book called For Those with Eyes to See.  The author of these tales is Troy Blackford.  I read it in ebook for the Kindle, since I happen to have the 7 inch Fire HD edition.  The following is the same review I left at Amazon.  

"Each story compels the reader to keep turning the page. The author stokes the reader's imagination while bringing to life what is typically mundane aspects of the human experience--often turning them into terrifying, yet amusing situations. Troy Blackford could be the Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock of this generation."

Don't know who Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock was?  Go to Hulu, Netflix, or maybe even YouTube and check out the old Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series from the 1950's.  Then, check out The Twilight Zone original TV series, also from the same era (no, it really had nothing to do with vampires and should not be confused with the Twilight series, for you young-ins).  It was back when the world was only in black and white.  Color wasn't invented until the 1960's.  

Anyway, if your life is boring and mundane and needs a quick jolt of disturbing fun, check it out.  I even have a link for Troy Blackford that doesn't seem to display in the Blogger for mobile version.  Switch to the web version to see the link.  

Now that I'm done with this book, I'm kind of bummed that there isn't another story waiting for me.  Luckily, Troy Blackford has other literary works that I definitely plan on slurping into my brain, one word at a time if necessary. 

My next review will be focused on an intergalactic elf tale, Escape from the Forbidden Planet by Julie Anne Grasso.  It's book 1 of a series and so far I've enjoyed the chapters that I've read.  My eight-year-old is also reading it, so I'll get his take on it as well.  It'll be from one boy's perspective which should be interesting since the protagonist in the story is female.  So far, it's holding his interest.

I bid all my blog readers a fond farewell.  Remember, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, this blog, or all four if you can keep up with it all. I do appreciate the company and would love to hear/read your comments.   

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to check this book out. I'm a big lover of the Twilight Zone series. They had some neat stories. I'm sure you know they've redone these stories since, but did you know that there use to be an old radio serial where many of these stories were told before being made into a TV show? Found out when I first had my son. Listened to the radio late at night to stay awake... really cool to hear that the stories are older than we think!