J.P. Linde has successfully delivered a novel that is both a loving homage to the pulp fiction genre, and a hilarious satire of it.
The story grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t let go, as the adventure winds through scenes of ninjas, gangsters, punk rock, drug lords, futuristic inventions, cults, and – perhaps most terrifying of all – suburban Weight Watchers meetings.
Linde has a gift for using language and references that perfectly capture the various time periods in which his story takes place. His vast and detailed knowledge of American pop culture spans decades, and he effortlessly transports the reader from the 1980s to the 50s and back again. His solid storytelling makes it easy to visualize the book’s fast-paced action. Linde’s characters and plot-lines are unpredictable, funny, and completely captivating.
He has masterfully combined descriptive prose, snappy dialogue, and non-stop escapades to create a novel that fills the reader with bemused anxiety in the best possible way. “Son of Ravage” is “the Goonies meet James Bond meets Gulliver’s Travels.” The humor ranges from slapstick to sardonic to delightfully absurd. I will look forward to more works from this author and would love to see this novel adapted as an animated series; the color, excitement, and tongue-in-cheek comedy that Linde has so skillfully woven together would lend itself perfectly to that medium. Above all, this is just a really fun read. I hereby take the “The Ravager Pledge!"
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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.