The review is in....
Sweet, the first Amazon review for The Land of the Dead has been posted, and thankfully, it’s five stars. I know it shouldn’t matter, but boy does it feel good! Here’s the review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, when’s the next one coming out?, August 13, 2010
This review is from: The Land of the Dead: Book Four of the Oz Chronicles (Paperback)
This is the 4th book in the Oz Chronicles series. Like the other books in the series it was a page turning horror fest. Let me first say, you must read the other books before reading this one, otherwise it’s like sitting down in the middle of a movie and you have no idea what’s happened.
Oz, Lou, Wes, Gordy, Tyrone, Kimball, and the apes are looking for the next clue to the end of the world. Oz must travel to the Land of the Dead. However, he’s no idea how to get there. After being chased by a new creature they crew ends up at the Biltmore Mansion. Here they’ll find the Land of the Dead and a cannibal ghost. After entering the mansion they’ll soon discover they have nine days to survive. In these nine days they’ll have to overcome their need to feed……..on each other. However, not everyone wants to eat each other. The new additions to the story, the Throwaways and oddly Lou, are immune to the hunger. Why they are immune is the question.
Some character’s immunity to the hunger and the dawning of love on Oz give the story a nice twist. My only complaint about this book is it’s been too long since I read the prior three books and struggled with getting up to speed. So my complaint is I wish it would have come out a lot sooner. I am looking forward to starting the series from the start and reading through this book again. This world created by the retarded children is brilliant and oh so twisted. I recommend this book and series to adults and teens alike, it’s great. Keep em coming Ridley, but sooner please.
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Manicure: $20.00. Bus Fare: $2.00. Choice of reading material: Priceless
Matt Damon steps off the bus with some reading material, The Land of the Dead. The bus driver made him get off when he cried like a baby when he read the sad part that I can’t tell you about because it’s a major spoiler. (Can you say run on sentence?)
I can tell you that as I was photoshopping this image… I mean examining this image I noticed that Matt does get manicures.
Jennifer Loves Oz Hewitt
J-Love plants a kiss on her copy of The Land of the Dead at a recent party she threw to celebrate owning a copy of The Land of the Dead. They’ll celebrate anything in Hollywood. I couldn’t make it because I couldn’t find a picture of me in a suit to Photoshop in.
The Pope and Oz - I may be going to hell for this one.
The Holy Father enjoying a good book (but not “The” Good Book). As they said on MASH once, “You can fool some of the Papal all of the time, and all of the Papal some of the time, but you can not fool all of the Papal all of the time.” I’m hoping my Photoshop skills will get me into heaven.
The Land of the Dead Celebration Dance!
B.J. Novak surprises Jenna Fischer with Book Four of the Oz Chronicle series, The Land of the Dead, and Fischer goes wild. Angela Kinsey helps her celebrate. The event was to raise money for Photoshop victims.
Jennifer Aniston finds a cold weather spot to enjoy The Land of The Dead, Book Four of the Oz Chronicles.
This was a bit of surprise for me. I went to Amazon this morning and discovered that The Land of the Dead, Book Four of the Oz Chronicles is available for sale. I had no idea it would happen that fast. We didn’t even have time to put together a ribbon cutting or put together one of those fancy red carpet events. Oh, well. What are you going to do?
I did send a copy to my buddy Jen while she was hanging out in an undisclosed cold weather location. She sent me a picture of her with the book. She’s cool like that. We talked about the book and Photoshop.
Book Description: In the fourth installment of the Oz Chronicles, Oz Griffin continues his efforts to restore the world he destroyed. But, when Oz and his band of warriors are led to an abandoned Southern mansion, they encounter a serial killer and become infected with an almost uncontrollable urge to feed … on each other. With only nine days to find the cure, Oz must travel to the Land of the Dead and follow in the serial killer’s footsteps. Will Oz survive the journey?
Got the proof for The Land of the Dead, and as always, I found some changes that needed to be made. Knocked those out, and just got word that I should be getting the new proof on Tuesday. We are just about there.
While I’ve been waiting, I think I actually came up with another story idea for a new YA series. I’m still hammering out the details, but I’m pretty excited about it. This series may be told from various points of view.
On another note: I found this picture on Break.com, and thought it was funny.
We'll all have to face that great eraser in the sky someday!
I’m waiting on edits, so I’m in a holding pattern on The Land of the Dead at the moment. So, enjoy this somewhat abstract image of Bigfoot I put together in Photoshop Elements.
BTW – I created the above image from this frame of video. I see someone something trying to hide its face. Other people see shadows and light forming what looks like a face.
Peek-a-boo fo' reals!
We are soooooo close!
Book Four rewrites are done. Now, I just have to go through and do some clean up with a little help from my editor.