Welcome back, Ravagers!
Another week gone and we are left with nothing save another outstanding review for “Son of Ravage.” This is from Reader’s Favorite here’s what they have to say:
“Son of Ravage is a work of amusing action and adventure fiction written by author J. P. Linde. In a story set in 1980, a seemingly deadbeat nobody is about to discover the epic legacy of his bloodline, and perhaps the hero that he should have become all along. Protagonist Barry Levitt lives an unfulfilling suburban life until the grey comes shattering down all around him and the surreal and brutal world of his illegitimate father, The Ravager, is revealed. So begins a bizarre journey filled with evil villains, pulp heroes, witty banter and plenty of adventure, all with our unwitting hero at its center.
Author J. P. Linde writes with both love and humor to convey this retro reinvention of the pulp fiction genre and its many bizarre characters and plot twists. Fans of the genre are certain to pick up on so many stylistic details and references from American pop culture over the last sixty years or so, all of which is held together by the glue of a central team of characters somewhere between the A-Team and the Goonies. Laughs abound on their weird journey, facing colorful enemies from comic books and spy novels alike, and the use of dialogue is particularly effective in moving the plot along and cutting up large action sequences with pithy remarks and plenty of pathos. Overall, Son of Ravage is a delightful departure from the boring world of the standard narrative, bringing back retro, surreal adventure with both style and artistic flair.”
Reviewed by K.C. Finn
Thanks K.C.! Your official Tanktop tee-shirt is in the mail. Speaking of collector’s items, the henchman apparel is beginning to make the rounds. Rumor as it, the nefarious tee was spotted at the Alameda County Fair in the livestock ring. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
Speaking of the Tanktop tee-shirt contest. You can’t win without filling out the comment form on this here website. And, if you don’t have the patience to wait all summer, stay tuned for a very special announcement.
And now here’s your second clue regarding our very special guest next week on jplinde.com. Mark Verheiden! What? Oh-no. Well, too late now. Yep, the esteemed writer of such Dark Horse Comic classics as “The American,” “Aliens,” and “The Predator” will be joining us right here in the next blog. Mark was the screenwriter of “Mask,” “Timecop, and “My Name is Bruce.” He was Executive Producer and Writer for “Smallville,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Caprica,” “Daredevil,” “Falling Skies,” and, most recently, “Swamp Thing.” Mark will be answering some questions about his long career and on writing and general. He’s one of the nicest and most talented man in show business and I can’t wait to hear what he has to say.
Until next week!
In 1981, J.P. Linde co-wrote and appeared in a one-man comedy show titled “Casually Insane.” Shortly after, he joined the ranks of stand-up comedy and performed in clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada. In 1989, he made his national television debut on “Showtime’s Comedy Club Network.” He wrote the libretto for the musical comedy “Wild Space A Go Go” and co-wrote and co-produced the feature motion picture, “Axe to Grind.” “Son of Ravage” is his second novel.