Finding the Hidden Gem Novels

Best Selling Novels Ain’t What They Used to Be

best end of the world novel everI was dribbling through best sellers the other day, it had a bunch of boring concoctions I mostly never heard of.

Who ever heard of Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford? Heck if a guy names himself after a car twice that ought warn ya.

And, outside of a few books I had to read in school, there was only The Stand by Stephen King.

So only one really popular book made it into the best seller list.

Well, that figures. The list is basically the brainchild of egghead professor types who are allergic to fun reading.

So year after year students buy the books that will bore them to death, and ignore fun reading, the things that will get them excited about reading, and maybe even pry that iPhone out of their orbital sockets.

Here’s an idea: why don’t you get a book that novelizes something like blacks wanting to have their own country. Just slice off a piece of America and hand it over. (Monkeyland)

Or, maybe a book on a nuke going off in Los Angeles, which sets off The Big One, which causes something really bad to happen? (The Machina Series)

Why not look outside the lists, step out of the same old same old and go exploring.

Maybe you’ll find a book that is not meant to please so much as wrench your heart right out of your chest and kick it to a field goal.

You’ve got to look outside the norm if you don’t want yourself to be the same old same old.

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The Danger of Corporate Books!

Corporate Books?

What, you might ask, is a Corporate Book?

To explain that, let me ask you a question. Have you, in the last few years, read a book that really made you think? Made you shiver to your toes? Intrigued you with amazing possibilities?

Have you read something like Dune?

Or the Lensmen Series?

Have you even read engrossing blockbusters like The Godfather? Or Catch 22?

The answer is no.

Today’s books are modeled after the Hardy Boys.

Some detective/ex-CIA agent/Navy Seal, who drives a cool car and loves art, is dragged out of retirement to save the world.

In between clever quips he beats up psychotic doctors who happen to be serial killers, Arabs who have sauntered across the border with a bomb strapped to their back, or moles who have embedded themselves within the US government.

And it all reads like the Hardy Boys.

In fact, it is an exact formula.

You don’t believe me?

Try reading James Rollins.

Not the Sigma Series, because that is the formula.

Read, instead, his early work: Excavation, Amazonia, or one of those.

In the early books he comes up with unbelievable plots based on incredible but potentially true science. You hang on his words, and you never know what’s coming next.

Then he went to writing the corporate Sigma novels. And he even took on Co-writers.The books aren’t even written by him!

The action becomes predictable. You can see everything coming.

That is a corporate novel.

That is when a writer has given up creativity to spout what the big corporate houses say sells.

But it is written for masses, and the masses are a dope. They wouldn’t recognize creativity if it was in a pimple on their…fanny.

Now take a look at the following video. It’s only three minutes…

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Have you EVER heard of a plot like that before in your life? I mean, isn’t that bizarre? 

It’s so bizarre that, if you are one of the bonehead masses, you will get nervous reading it. You simply won’t know what is coming.

A corporate novel is predictable.

A non-corporate novel, you never know what is going to happen.

That is the difference.

So try Machina. It’s written by Al Case, and you can find it on Amazon.

If it makes you nervous, then go back to that defective riding around in a fancy car and making you feel neat with all his clever quips.

But if it doesn’t make you nervous, if you suddenly find yourself blinking in wonder, then hallelujah, brother, you have just found something fresh and stunning and energizing. You’ve found a writer with new ideas and the ability to slap your face one way, then the other, and you’ll do nothing but cry for joy.

That’s Machina, by Al Case, on Amazon.

Have a non-corporate day.

Strike back against the corporate mindset!

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New Book on Teaching Children to Write!

The new book is titled,

‘How to Teach How to Write (The Write Way)’

It is short and sweet, built around the author’s own experiences as a tutor, his own method for how to fix children who have been educationally abused, and teach them how to absolutely LOVE writing.

homeschool writing bookGot a child that is allergic to the pen?

Are you tired of the ‘Do I have to?’ whining?

Here’s your solution.

BUT, it is not just for children. It is for anybody who wishes to learn a five star approach to writing.

AND, it has the complete five star text for ‘Blood and Ink,’ the author’s personal method on being a professional writer. It details how to write, how to get published, and all in a unique viewpoint that – guaranteed – has not been seen before.

Here’s the odd thing: the author barely graduated from high school, and quickly left college. Yet he became a professional writer. He did it not by what he (never) learned in the educational institutions, but by forging a unique personality and methodology that, after you read the book, you will wish the schools had.

Guaranteed: use this book and your children will learn to write quickly, rapidly, and easily. There will be no more resisting, and they will shortly develop an absolute LOVE for the written word.

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The First Chapter that Killed a Book

A Great First Chapter, but It Scares People!

One of the first things I was told, when learning to write, was that you have to get the readers (editors) attention. 

A new country in the heart of Los Angeles...are you ready to pick up  a gun and fight?

A new country in the heart of Los Angeles.

Slap ’em in the face. Make ’em blink. Make ’em sit up and take notice.

Good advice, really, except that I overdid it.

Monkeyland is a book about racism. It’s timely, provocative, and a hell of a fine and exciting read.

EXCEPT, the first chapter is a slap in the face. The first chapter sets the stage, it has terrorists, racist terrorists,taking a school hostage.

Here’s what one reader said: ‘After the first chapter I wasn’t sure if the book was for me but thought I’d give it a chance. After the second, I read it all the way through the same day. It’s a page turner. Beware, you won’t get much else done the rest of the day so read it when you have spare time.’

But he had a rough time with that first chapter.

He didn’t say it was bad, because it isn’t. But it is not for the faint of heart. 

And, FYI, his is one of two 5 star ratings. Nobody else reads the book because, when they glance at the write up, when they peruse the ‘insides,’ they think I’m a racist.

But the second chapter lays that to waste.

The second chapter is where we start to turn around, find a basic humanity, see what the black race is capable of. This is where we start to find that racism is ignorance, and that humanity is capable of great things.

I’ve had black people read it and say, ‘Gawd!’ And they loved it.

Wish they would have said that in writing in reviews.

Anyway, be careful when you write a good book. Slap them in the face, but don’t scare the crap out of them.

Have a great day!

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Bruce Lee’s Martial Art Analyzed

The Martial Arts of Bruce Lee Revealed!

The name of the book is ‘Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, and Neutronics.’

Written by Al Case, a martial artist with near fifty years experience in the martial arts, this book takes an outside viewpoint of Bruce Lee, and his martial art (Jeet Kune Do).

Bruce Lee and Jeet Kune Do

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Bruce Lee is often considered, specifically as to what drove him to his martial arts theories. The main focus of the book, however, is to compare and contrast Jeet Kune Do to the more classical martial arts, specifically, the author’s art of Karate.

This is a hard core book. While it is respectful, it is obvious that the author holds Mr. Lee in high esteem, there are some very hard questions asked concerning the formation of JKD, and the real purpose of the art.

It is also an intelligent book, going into Matrixing Technology, which is the first and only science of the martial arts, and Neutronic philosophy. The author claims that because JKD is an advanced martial art only advanced methods of thought can be used to analyze it.

Which is to say that if you are Beeavis or Butthead, you may want to avoid this tome. It won’t teach you Jeet Kune Do, and it may hurt your head to actually start thinking about it.

Mr. Case has, as said, near 50 years martial arts experience. He began Kenpo Karate in 1967, quickly became an instructor, and went on to study virtually every martial art that came down the pike during the Golden Age of Martial Arts. He became a writer for the magazines in 1981, and had his own column in Inside Karate. Thus, Mr. Case doesn’t enter the picture as a newbie, but an experienced fighter and writer. His compare and contrast with JKD should provide the most enlightened student with much thought.

Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, and Neutronics, will be released and on Amazon within the week, and students interested in the paperback version should do a search on Amazon probably by the last week of April 2015.

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Are you Suffering from Emotional Punctuation?

If you’re a writer, it is good that you’re suffering from emotional punctuation. If you’re not, you should at least understand it. And how do you go about understanding this bizarre term that sounds almost psychiatric in tone? You go to the latest article by Al Case.

how to become a writer

And there it is.

Don’t dally now, don’t let emotional punctuation get the best of you.

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How to Kill and the Spread of Autism in the United States

How America is killing Itself

I picked ‘How to Kill’ as a title with some trepidation.

After all, who would I be appealing to?

how to kill somebodyStill, the idea was good, the story was hard core, and I liked it.

Well, nobody ever called me a marketing genius.

The thing is, America is on drugs, recreational drugs, prescribed drugs, GMO, pesticides, and just about everything else.

Is it no wonder that autism is growing at an exponential rate? And that within a couple of generations, should we not take our drug addictions in had, America will be half moron?

So there is good cause for this book.

Do you know ANYBODY who isn’t drunk, drugged, and eats the GMO products shoved down our throat by corporate America?

The story behind Joe Landry in How to Kill is a vicious story of pain and drugs and the eventual outcome: the desire and increased ability to kill your fellow man.

Not going to happen?

Buddy, it has already happened.

Go on, check it out, ‘How to Kill,’ at Amazon.

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Writing a Conspiracy Novel and the Bomb Truck Drove Up

Conspiracy Novel Mirrors Life

I was writing my whomper stomper conspiracy novel, ‘The Bomber’s Story, the TV was on in the other room, and suddenly I heard that a bomb truck had driven up to Channel 7!

Whoa! That was exactly what I was writing about!

epic conspiracy thriller

What the Bomber knows…would it drive you insane?

In my conspiracy novel I have a man report a bomb, then walk into a TV station and request to be interviewed. ‘Oh, I’m not blowing up buildings…I just know where 99 more bombs are.” And the police arrive, bringing with them…a bomb truck.

In real life a fellow wrote ‘Bomb’ on the side of his panel truck and drove up and asked to be interviewed.

Geez. Talk about fiction mirroring reality!

In the book, the bomber is a nice and polite young man name of Bob. He doesn’t consider himself a terrorist, merely a businessman brokering information. He doesn’t want to hurt anybody, but he is in business, and…

Not your normal terrorist, eh?

The thing is, most terrorists are the same. They are small-minded fellows,  they are upset and they consider themselves small and voiceless and a belief system allows them to think they can make a difference.

In my book Bob is not small, he doesn’t have a belief system shoving him, he has just been pushed over the edge by what he has found out about the governments of the world.

Now, as to what this idiot who drove up to Channel 7 in a truck wanted, I don’t know. Those were uni-bomber days and the world was filled with idiots who were small but thought they had big thoughts.

But I know that Bob opens the door to a vast conspiracy theory, and this conspiracy is filled with  real world events, and when you find out what drove Bob insane…you might find yourself wanting to go blow up a building or two.

Nyuck Nyuck!

That’s The Bomber’s Story, on Amazon.


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The Reality of Writing Novels

The Real Stories Behind the Stories

Sometimes i just wake up in the middle of the night, maybe I am in the middle of a dream, and I start writing a fast as I can.

But there are several of my books which had direct inspiration from real life events.

science fiction horror novelPack is based upon the fact that the CIA used to sell LSD to college kids back in the sixties. Further, they were active in experimenting on people with their ‘designer drugs.’

Twisted Gods was inspired by  the fact that the United States spread flu germs in the fifties by dropping light bulbs in subways. They wanted to see how fast the flu spread, how viable the method was for biological warfare.

One of my later books, The Day the President Killed the United States, is based upon the executive orders that recent Presidents have signed into law, executive orders that are highly illegal and, if ever implemented, would make slavs of the people of the United States.

Nice government we have, eh?

Anyway, there are a lot of other real life events behind my books. I’ll tell you more of them later.

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Merry Ghostly Xmas!

Xmas, and the World is About to be Destroyed!

When the White Dove Speaks is my answer to Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol.’

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In Dickens’ classic a scrooge meets three ghosts, and something in him changes.

In my classic, ‘When the White Dove Speaks,’ everybody becomes a ghost, and the world has to change.

And, really, it does have to change. I mean, have you read the headlines lately? Isis beheads, Obama has AIDs, China is going to destroy the dollar, and let’s not even think about Ebola.

So the world has to change, but change, as the zen sage says, ‘comes form within.’

So Jack Mackey has to take a bunch of ghosts to Washington to save the world.

Huh! As if a bunch of ghosts would care about the world. They’re dead, they have no bodies, what do they care what happens?

Gives Jack a nice problem, eh?

Anyway, if you want to see how a ghost saves the world, check out When the White Dove Speaks, it’s your merry Xmas novel this year, and it is a hoot and a half!

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