Great news today, I've just received an excellent review for my ebook Timelock which is available through all major ebook retailers. The review is from Ken Korczak one of Amazons top reviewers who has gladly taken the time to read and rate my book on Amazon.com. A full transcript of the review is available for you to read below, and also a link to Ken's website which contains more of his insightful book reviews.
Such a positive response creates a huge mental lift to a novice writer, and that the story has been appreciated by a professional such as ken, who is an experienced writer and teacher of over twenty years is the icing on the cake.
Review by KEN KORCZAK
Timelock by R.G. Knighton is Devilishly Clever Fun: Well Written Campy Blood and Gore Horror At Its Best
I was trying to think of the last time I had as much fun as I did while reading TIMELOCK by R.G. Knighton, and then it hit me: The year was 1987.
I was at the movies with a friend. The film we were seeing was EVIL DEAD II, Sam Raimi's campy-but-ingenious blood and gore classic. Evil Dead II is outrageously goofy but devilishly clever. It became an instant laugh-and-shock-a-minute classic. I still consider it to be among my personal "best movies of all time."
Devilishly clever, nutty, bloody, gory, funny and fun would well describe TIMELOCK, which is actually a set of two novels.
The first book involves a group of twenty-something college students attending a second-tier, but upper crust British university. They began to dabble in occult practices and stumble into a way to open a portal into another time and dimension. Trouble ensues when malevolent spirits leap through the portal and attach themselves to the students.
Each student is now "infected" with evil forces from the distant past. A variety of nutty hijinks ensue. What's worse, one of the evil spirits is that of an extremely powerful witch with the wacky name of "Toomak." She has the power to bring about he return of the Antichrist -- Satan would be unchained resulting in the destruction of everything that is good, decent and holy forever.
While the first novel takes place in the 1980s, the second novel shifts the action to the ancient Mideast at the time of Jesus. In the end, the events of the first novel and the second converge in a climatic ending pitting a fierce battle between the forces of Good and Evil.
What really makes this a first rate novel is the author's superior ability to create interesting characters -- they are ordinary human beings with all the normal strengths and weaknesses of people we find in the real world.
Each character's motivations are shaped by their circumstances and background -- which the author inserts into the narrative with marvelous finesse and ease.
R.G. Knighton is a rare writer -- I believe he is a natural talent. He commands a razor-edged wit and a wonderful sense of sardonic irony. His ability to place ordinary people into extraordinary situations is what gives this book a breezy kind of power that doesn't pretend to be anything but sheer entertainment.
The humor of Timelock is dripping with cynicism. Yes, this is dark humor, but pleasant; it's like a premium dark chocolate with a tad of bitterness but ultimately sweet.
Timelock gets my highest recommendation and will easily make my Top 10 List of best books I've read in 2013.
Ken Korczak is a former newspaper reporter, government information officer and has been successfully freelance writing for the past twenty years.He taught writing at the University of North Dakota. Ken in the author of: MINNESOTA PARANORMALA
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Sorry for the lack of posts of late, the gossip that I've been abducted by aliens is totally untrue. The plain truth is that I have had a hell of a lot of personal issues to attend to and it has taken up nearly all of my time.Also in the spare time that I have had, my creative juices have been flowing so fast I thought it best to make the most of it and write it all down. The result has been a massive chunk of my new ebook 'Hologram Dreams' is now complete and with a little luck it will be available via Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, ibooks etc sometime in the new year.
This new book is a science fiction tale set fifty years into the future and centred around the spectacular visual effects of the entertainment industry and its darker side that is used to create the ultimate in personal fantasy.
It will not be as horrific as my previous book 'Timelock' but it still contains enough action and adventure to keep everyone happy.