Can nightmares playing in one man’s head become a reality?
Apparently so….. And this is running the theme of this book. I started reading this book thinking it to be a sci-fi thriller, but it soon overtook dark tones of a horror. I have to admit I was a wee bit scared… Just a tiny sliver of fear coursed through me, just asking….
What if it becomes true… What if it is true…
Dexter Boomstick, as he is known as, is the main character and the hero who rescues everyone, including his girlfriend, Roxanne. He works in a sporting store as the manager, when one fine day, an electrical storm brings some preternatural, unearthly characters into the town, and it is upto Dexter and his magical bat to save the day, his town, and his girl friend.
I have never come across a story about a golden baseball bat which has such magical properties, that it could beat up weird bizarre characters which suddenly pop up into the story. A novel idea by the author, M. P. Lombardo who has done a good job in writing a horror/thriller with fantastical grotesque characters
This is the author’s debut work, and he has done a good job to bring about a thriller which slowly turns into a horror. The plot is fast-paced, and there is enough action to keep the reader interested in the book. What left me taken aback was the author, M. P. Lombardo’s strength of imagination. He has come up with so many different horrific characters that I am almost left thinking, where in the author’s brain, did these characters reside?
There are a few incidents which don’t add to the story which I feel were not needed, they only added to the shock value. Also the plot could have been tighter and the chapters ought to have flowed better.
But these can be overlooked, as the author more than compensates with his out of the world freakish characters and reasoning. So, this quirky book is to be read with an open mind, expecting insane, sudden things happening, an absolute flight of fantasy, away from the real, normal world into an absolute world of one man’s horror and the abominations that he unleashes….
My rating : 3.5 stars
About the Author
M. P. Lombardo turns coffee into books at 4:30 am, most mornings. He lives in New York and he loves his girlfriend, fishing, lifting heavy things, and eating pizza.
When the world descends into a madman’s twisted mind, Dexter “Boomstick” Reynolds, a 30-year-old sporting goods store manager with legendary bat-swinging power, must find his way back to the beautiful Roxanne before she lands in the clutches of the madman, and self-proclaimed Pig Monster, Roy Hecht.
Will the mysterious Golden Slugger baseball bat, business casual attire, and devilishly good looks be enough for Dexter to prevail?
Publication date : 18th January, 2018
Publisher : Self
Language : English
A horrific thriller
Madam I am an assistant professor in an engineering college . But I am passionate about writing. I have written two E-book, I LOVE BEING A LOSER and THE ATTACHED. I am writing my 3rd book in weekly based concept I publish few pages of this book every Monday in this blog. Name of my 3rd book is THE PRIORITY. First two e-books are published in pothi.com but I could not find readers there. So I published them in my blog. If you find some time please read my books. If they are good enough please give them a review so that I can find more readers. If they are not upto the mark I will be very happy to have your feedback. I shall tell you one more thing. My English isn’t exceptional.thank you
I have read your profile and part of your new book.
I am booked for beta reading and editing and reviewing for this month, since I do this as a career too.
Thank you for responding . I am sorry my message has been posted twice mistakenly. Happy to see you finding new career Madam congrats.
Please call me Shalini, sir.. Life is all about moving on…
He has good following I Andhra too
Oh… No idea about that…
Hey good evening, I got a question for you. How do you select a book to give a review. Do you select the book randomly or is there is a specific process for you to review a book
Good evening… I do both..
What is the process Madam for you to review a book
I do book Publicity for all author
Can you check out my page ‘about the blog’ on this website
Madam I am assistant professor in an engineering college. I have published two books in pothi.com.
I LOVE BEING A LOSER and THE ATTACHED.i could not find readers there so I posted these books in my blog. I am also writing my 3rd book THE PRIORITY which I release in the blog every Monday. Madam please do read my books if you are free. I you like them review them so that I can find some readers with your publicity. If they are not so well written I will be happy with your feedback. I would like to be frank with you Madam. My English isn’t exceptional but stories aren’t bad. This is just my view thank you
Yes very true. All the best with your new career
Thank you so much, Sir. For your kind words and your wishes
By the way call me vijay
I am Shalini.. 😊
I know I follow your blog. You review a book nicely.
Aah that’s so sweet of you.
All Vijay’s are nice. My fav actor is Vijay😉 at least one of them
Who the Tamil super star.
He is a cool actor.
Thank you. I appreciate your comment on all my posts and I thank you. Total respect for you
Welcome mam, i enjoyed while reading your post. I am lucky guy that i am your follower.
How sweet to say that. Thank you
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Wonderful review, Shalini! But i cant believe your “I was a wee bit scared.” Oh, i think this is really a book i should only read by daylight. 😉 Michael
You should! let me know what you think. 🙂