02 June 2016

Two New Books From Friends

Those of you who have been reading these scribblings for any length of time will know of Old NFO and Bayou Renaissance Man, whose blogs have been on my sidebar since ... well, forever.

Each of them has just published a new book, and both are worth a look.

Old NFO, better known as Jim Curtis, has just released Rimworld - Stranded, and it's a humdinger of a military/sci-fi adventure, with a protagonist I think I encountered many times in my Navy days. Jim is a Navy retiree, among other accomplishments, and knows the gent even better than I.

It's a fast-paced story, but worth every moment you spend looking over the guy's shoulder. :)

Bayou Renaissance Man, Peter Grant, has released a real, honest-to-goodness western novel that reads like Zane Grey, only better IMHO. Brings the Lightning is a historically accurate post-Civil War novel.

If you know the firearms, technology and accoutrements of the era, the attention to accuracy will be pleasing. If you just want a good yarn, that will please you, too.

Brings The Lightning


Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,
Thanks for the information on two great reads. I will make sure to introduce my husband to these books.

Old NFO said...

Thank you! And they 'funny' thing is Peter put me up to crossing genres... :-)

Rev. Paul said...

You're welcome, Sandy. :)

And so are you, Jim - now we're awaiting the full-length version!

threecollie said...

I'll be looking for that second one. Sounds good! And maybe the first one too.

Rev. Paul said...

threecollie, I read them both in the last week, and they're definitely worth the read. I should mention that "Stranded" is a few, related short stories, as Jim Curtis wanted to try his hand at it before committing to a full-length novel. I'd say he absolutely nailed it, and should move forward with those plans. :)