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Created in 2005, the Gorilla Review was originally intended to provide a forum for our book reviews, but since that time the work has expanded to include Introductions and Interviews.
This Table of Contents is hyperlinked into “Posts” which are stored somewhere on the internet as individual chapters, creating a virtual work which can be viewed from anywhere in the world as if its parts were all located on a single website. If you see something you want to read just click on the hyperlink and you will be transported to the item.
Since nothing is ever completely finished this Table of Contents will change without notice to reflect additions and deletions to the body of work. So check it periodically to see if anything has changed.
II. eBOOKS – iBOOKS
eBooks/iBooks have definitely arrived and are rapidly gaining popularity. While they won’t be putting the printed word completely out of business any time soon, the handwritting is on the wall.
This section contains a couple of Posts on the subject of eReaders and eBooks which will hopefully help you understand this exciting variation on the printed word.
1. eReaders and eBooks/iBooks – An Introduction
2. eBooks/iBooks – Useful References
III. BOOK INTRODUCTIONS
Rather than putting together a traditional synopsis, for some works where we have obtained permission of the author we like to introduce the novel by quoting the entirety of the Prologue. Gorilla Review Introductions should provide an interesting change of pace from the standard Book Review format. We believe this type of approach was first adopted by Google books.
1. Introduction to Connect The Dots, A Glimpse Into The Middle East
2. Introduction to Kokoro
3. Introduction to The Diva Incident
4. Introduction to The Armageddon
5. Introduction to Shu
IV. BOOK REVIEWS
An eclectic collection of standard and/or not-so-standard book reviews. Usually book reviews amount to nothing more than teasors designed to either pan the work or to spark interest in it. Some of the Gorilla reviews fall within this description and others are closer to being a synopsis than a typical review. When we give you more than the standard amount of detail we will also give you a warning so we don’t ruin the story for you. We personally hate it when someone tells us how the story ends.
1. Gorilla Review – BLOOD PRICE by Tanya Huff (very brief review)
2. Gorilla Review – THE BOOK OF THE DEAD by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
3. Gorilla Review – RENFIELD slave of dracula by Barbara Hambly
4. Gorilla Review – Preface To The Horus Heresy
6. Gorilla Review – False Gods – (Book Two Of The Horus Heresy)
7. Gorilla Review – GENGHIS (Birth of an Empire) by Conn Iggulden
V. THE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
A. The backgrounds of selected authors with reference sites, if any, as well as descriptions of their body of work:
B. Interviews with various authors and individuals of interest:
Francis Pennyworth, Jr.
1. ElectricRead A site where various novels by Steven A. Hall (both eBook and trade print formats) can be purchased. The eBooks or iBooks are presented in ePub formats compatible with iPhone, iPads, Tablets, Computer and Android operating systems.
2. Lulu A site where where authors can self publish books, calendars, photo albums etc. Works can be ordered as printed books and/or eBooks in either ePub or PDF format.
3. Goodreads A website for book readers and authors alike. Goodreads claims a massive audience of 11 million users.
3. Jack Durish
VIII. SERIALIZED NOVELS
Connect The Dots, A Glimpse Into The Middle East
Chapter 1, A Darkness Of The Soul
Chapter 2, The Darkness Spreads
Chapter 3, Islam
Chapter 4, Iran – The Land Of The Aryans
Chapter 6, The Party Of God
Chapter 7, Syria
Chapter 8, Hamas
Chapter 9, The Ba’th Party
Chapter 10, The Fifth Republic Movement – The Darkness Continues To Spread
Chapter 11, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Mahdaviat
Chapter 12, Lebanon 2006 – 2007
Chapter 13, Two Frightening Concepts
Chapter 14, Trailing Dots
Chapter 15, Connecting The Dots
IX. OPINION ARTICLES
1. Common Sense by Francis Pennyworth, Jr.
Gun control and how we are failing to address the important issues.
2. I Stole It – Now It’s Mine by Francis Pennyworth, Jr.
A discussion of the issues surrounding gun control and how, in a number of ways, the current approach the current approach defies common sense.
3. Other People’s Money by Francis Pennyworth, Jr.
An opinion piece taking a cold hard look at the national debt and the government’s failue to deal with it.
4. Sequestration? by Francis Pennyworth, Jr.
A discussion of the sequestration mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
5. The Sarah Palin Incident – Political Ends and Personal Destruction by Francis Pennyworth, Jr.
A brief history of Governor Palin’s notoriety and the associated emergence of a meaner, counter-productive politics of personal destruction.
1. Twitter Hashtags for authors.
A collection of useful twitter hastags for authors and readers.
2. Author Blogs
This is a collection of author blogs, some of them serve to promote only the author’s works, while others are part of an overall author “platform” and serve wider functions related to writing in general. At a minimum this post should be an interesting if not useful reference.
If you have anyone to add let us know by Comment or email us at ElectricRead@gmail.com Prior to writing this post we used #AuthorBlogs. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here you might find it in Twitter under that hashtag.
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Additions to the Gorilla Review body of work will be reflected in this Table of Contents as they are published.
The works of Steven A. Hall are available at