“Son of Ravage” was borne out of a love of pulp fiction in general and pulp heroes in particular. I wanted to explore the possibilities of a modern protagonist and what would happen if he were suddenly gifted with extrordianary powers. Powers that were all to familar with the stories from the thirties and placed into a man with the unique foibles that only come from these modern times. I placed the story in the eighties and, well, if you read the book, you will find out why. No spoilers. The novel is also about family, friends and what holds us all together.
This is the first in a series of Barry’s adventures. A draft is nearly completed of the second book and I hope to share with you little snippets along the way.
I will be announcing some upcoming podcasts, Ravager products, exciting news, and give-aways and I invite you to participate and post your comments here. “Son of Ravage” is available on Amazon, Amazon Kindle and will soon be popping up in another venues and stores.
Have fun and remember The Ravager Pledge:
“All living creatures are sacred, save villains who are a malignant scourge on this earth. Read often and attempt to comprehend as much as you can. Use a Dictionary. Vote in all elections, not just the national ones. Respect your elders unless, of course, they happen to be villains. Strive to be your best, remaining humble only when the situation requires it. Honor the flag but never hide behind it. Don’t forget, your property taxes pay for decent schools and services. Do not suffer fools gladly and suffer villains less. Recycle and take public transportation. Be kind, vigilant and, most important, prove yourself always to be a good and faithful friend.”
J.P. Linde, February 8, 2019
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.