Larry Ketchersid

"author of Dusk Before the Dawn"
At SuperBowl XLI in the rain!
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (82 of 102)
Location: Texas, USA

Rugby, martial arts, reading, writing (my first novel is Dusk Before the Dawn)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 44,306 - Total Helpful Votes: 82 of 102
The Living Dead by John Joseph Adams
The Living Dead by John Joseph Adams
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
What could be more enjoyable than a Zombie story anthology? How about enjoying one during and after Hurricane Ike, with no power and candlelight?? How about one that includes three of my all-time fav authors (Dan Simmons, George R. R. Martin and Stephen King)? How about one nearly 500 pages long (at least the ARC is)? How about one edited by John Joseph Adams, who also brought us the anthologies Seeds of Change and Wastelands (which, yes, I need to finish).

Many of these stories have been previously published, but almost all were new to me. One obvious component: sex angles and zombies seem to mix. Not all include that perspective, but this is certainly not PG-13.

My… Read more
Expert In Murder, An: A New Mystery Featuring Jose&hellip by Nicola Upson
This murder mystery, the first in a new series, features London settings, the West End and the stage, an excellent historical period (England between WWI and WWII). What more could you ask for? Well, for one, a plot where you cannot guess "whodunit", which is the main reason I do not read very many mysteries. But Ms. Upson does herself proud: the plot is intricate and well thought out, the characters engaging and flawed, and the scenery described in detail but not boringly or intricately so.

Josephine Tey has authored the hottest play in London and takes the train from Scotland to see the plays closing and visit with friends. She meets a female fan on the plane but shortly after… Read more
Triangle (Seeds of Civilization) by R. J. Archer
Take a little of Graham Hancock's theories on Earth's ancient civilizations, mix in some Clive Cussler-type adventure and action, put on your scuba gear and grab your archaeological text books. Let me see...that's one part action, one part speculative fiction, one part underwater adventure, one, heck, don't classify it. Just read Triangle, the third and concluding novel in R. J. Archer's Seeds of Civilization series (Tractrix (Seeds of Civilization) and Tsubute (Seeds of Civilization) were books one and two).

The book industry as a whole does not enjoy hard to classify novels, but (as you can tell by my own novel, Dusk Before the Dawn) I am quite partial to "genre… Read more