Anthony J. Rando
I currently reside in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. I am a freelance writer/journalist by trade, which is the only endeavor I've ever been able to label myself as a professional; the word "amateur" would appear before my efforts as a filmmaker, disc jockey, telemarketer, and ghost hunter.
In my copious spare time, I enjoy fiction writing and ninjutsu. I don't have a Facebook page, which many people deem to be an important attribute.
The Surreal Chronicle of the Revelers is my first novel, and the first in a series based on the Revelers.
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Smashwords book reviews by Anthony J. Rando
- The Impostor #0: Suiting Up
on Dec. 09, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed The Impostor: #0. My only complaint might also be a positive point.
The story reads fast, with little explanation into the world we're very suddenly thrown into. But that's not necessarily a bad thing: you're sucked into the story just as quickly, and Byers makes it easy to acclimate.
If the goal was to write a comic book in prose, then well done! I will have to check out the subsequent Impostor books, as I understand they are lengthier and probably offer more insight into this seemingly apocalyptic world of Matt Brown.
on Dec. 09, 2011
Zombies! is a very interesting little tale. Told in an anachronic fashion, Zombies! relates the events of a zombie outbreak to the fallout the following day.
Mostly humorous, sometimes engaging, Zombies! follows George, a seemingly-normal South African man who is more concerned about the big office party than the sudden conversion of his co-workers to brain-eaters.
Using a dry and macabre sense of humor, Zombies! makes it seem like an infestation of the undead might not be so bad, as long as it gets rid of the neighbors.
- The Messiah Clone
on Dec. 15, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed "The Messiah Clone." I think that, with a little work and perhaps some additions, this could stand up next to best-selling religious conspiracy works like "The DaVinci Code."
The Good: Great concept. This would actually be well-translated into a movie.
Both the technological and religious aspects are well thought-out.
It keeps you reading. There are serious page-turning elements, plot points that involve Jesus, science, and some demonic supernatural forces.
The Not-So-Good: The consideration of a professional proofreader might be a good idea.
Many of the e-book formats are jumbled and impossible to read. If anyone is interested in reading it, I suggest downloading the pdf version.
There is plenty of room for expansion. The book stands at 61,000 words; I believe it could be inflated (and maybe even read better) at 85-90,000.
Overall, "The Messiah Clone" is a good read. Not for the religiously prude, and certainly not for anyone seeking a pleasant ending. But you find that out on page one.