Review of the Week – August 17, 2010

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
By Mercedes (Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews
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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.

Remember, feel free to post a review on Amazon if you enjoyed any of my books.  If you hated my books, forget that reviewing them is an option immediately!

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Matt Damon Rides the Bus with Oz

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.

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Jennefer Love Hewitt Loves Her Some Oz Chronicles

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.

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Jenna Fischer Goes Wild for The Land of the Dead

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.

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The Twilight – Oz Chronicles Connection

Looks like Kristen's gone from sparkling vampires to creepy old cannibals.

I hope you had an awesome July 4!  I did and then some.  Spent the day with the lovely Mia and spotted this picture of Kristen Stewart catching up on the latest edition of the Oz Chronicles, The Land of the Dead.  Oddly enough, I spotted it after I created it in Photoshop!

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The Land of the Dead Update

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!

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I think Europe said it best…

Come hell or high water I am uploading the files this week!  Book Four of the Oz Chronicle is here… well, it’s here at my house.  I’m making my last rewrites tomorrow, and should have all the pieces in place to start turning the publishing wheels that will make ti available to all of you who have waited so patiently.  It is here.

Now, I’ll let the band Europe express this moment in a song.

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