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Fish to Die For (666 Fish) [Kindle Edition]

Keith Milstead
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Only fishermen can appreciate the longing to find the biggest, baddest, most wonderful fish and catch it on film.When the fish in question has a particular appetite, the greatest fisherman on earth will have to decide if going for the prize is worth it. After all, it's the ultimate fish to die for...and some will indeed!

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From the Author

Fish to Die For is based on events one would see on River Monsters on Animal Planet. Jeremy Wade was a huge inspiration for this book. If you have never seen this program, Mr. Wade is a scientist and an extreme angler. He is the inspiration for James Poraque, the main character in the book. James, like Jeremy, likes to fish for the extreme freshwater fish. Fortunately, unlike Jeremy, James decided to try and hook the until now unseen Zombie Fish.

I spent a significant amount of time researching the places James goes to and the routes he takes to get there. It was fun to dance safely around Afghanistan and Pakistan from my computer using Google Earth. The creature is based on a real fish from that area but only a little more deadly.

About the Author

I hail from East Texas but currently live in Colorado. I am married to a beautiful and fun woman and we have a rescue dachshund named Baxter. I have always loved horror in all forms to the chagrin of my parents so it was only natural I should start writing it. J. Ellington Ashton Press saw something in me and too a chance by agreeing to publish me. I hope you find my writing titillating (I always wanted to use that word in conversation). I am currently writing a novel called Baptism and another short story called Entomophobia.

I studied psychology and am all but dissertation to receiving my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psych. My work history has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities in group home and clinical settings. Many of my stories will have a psychological aspect to them.

Product Details

  • File Size: 124 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Publisher: J Ellington Ashton Press (September 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FGL8A5K
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Freaky Fish Tale That's Sure To Hook Ya September 28, 2013
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Be sure to check out this freaky fish tale: it's a fun read with some wild, creepy imagery. I think perhaps writer Keith Milstead has spent many leisurely hours on the dock, waiting for the catfish to nibble. And while waiting, his mind wandered toward the mysteries of the briny blue ... and the primordial critters that twist in the slime-coated depths. This story may launch a whole new genre trend: aquatic horror! Zombies and vampires have had their share of fame, so maybe it's time for all the evil, oozy things to writhe into the limelight. Or should I say ... the slime-light? ;-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Here fishy fish......arrrrgh! December 11, 2013
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I've been a reviewer for a while now and I love discovering new authors. Keith Milstead's recent debut though quite literally blew me away!!!
Yes, it's a short novella and yes, it doesn't last long but Keith packs more punch into a little over 10,000 words than some authors can in 50,000. And that's not all just stuff and bluster!

An intrepid television presenter whose fishing show is in jeopardy from over exposure and over ambitious longevity has one last trick to pull out of his bag. A rarely seen fish located behind enemy lines in a remote part of the middle-east.

And so he sets out for shores unknown, determined to discover and locate the fish that could make or break the last few days of his career and save his show from the dump truck. But just how far is he willing to go and what will be the ultimate cost?

I loved this! It is well written, well thought out and a nod to the monster stories of old that you used to find in Alfred Hitchcock anthologies when you were growing up. I could see this easily being an episode of The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits or Alfred Hitchcock is that kind of tale.

The big question though is just how IS Keith Milstead going to top this?

One of the most impressive debuts I have seen, Keith now has big shoes to fill and a lot to live up to but judging from this, I can't wait to see it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fish. They can be real jerks. December 16, 2013
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This is a pretty clever idea and I enjoyed the way the TV/film crew aspect of the story overlayed with the tale itself to create a nice change of pace with regard to the delivery. Some of the logistics of traveling to Afghanistan and a few other tidbits seem like stretches to me and the writing is up and down. But this is a story about a zombie fish after all and who doesn't love a good zombie fish story? The writer clearly spent time doing his research and that is a critical part of writing that often gets overlooked. So kudos on what I would consider a solid and enjoyable tale.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Terrifying Fish Story January 23, 2014
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Fish to Die For is a very inventive and original novella. The main character is like a modern day Captain Ahab in his single minded pursuit of an impossibly rare fish to appear on his television show. He will do anything to capture this fish including sacrificing his crew and anyone else he draws into his possibly one-way adventure. In other words, the body count is quite high.

Author Milstead keeps the story humming along at a breakneck pace, but not so much that you miss any of the rich details included in this fantastic fish tale. He also throws in everything, but the kitchen sink. You have a mythical zombie fish, you have mercenaries, and you have the Philadelphia Experiment, but none of it seems overwhelming. It all seems just about right and I’m looking forward to Milstead’s future work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars monster Fishy ! October 24, 2013
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Awesome read ! I would recommand it to every angler out there ! I hope to see more monster fish story from this author !
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's over? No!! November 29, 2013
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First let me say that this novella had me riveted from start to finish. While there is really no background given on James it takes no time to decide to decipher what type of a man he is. There are a multitude of grammatical errors in this book and that detracts from being able to truly enjoy it - nothing a quick edit wouldn't fix.
That being said there is tremendous potential for Keith Milstead to write a complete novel that could put his readers on edge for nights on end! I hope he does, it would make for an interesting twist in the zombie genre.
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