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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484892658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484892657
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,919,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Nothing Men" made me think about the like of Herschell Gordon Lewis, Tobe Hooper, and prompted flashbacks of films like "The Wicker Man" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." --cinema-crazed.com

"Fighting my gag reflex, I can say that I really enjoyed this book.  It's not something I would ever recommend to, say, my mom, or, like, my fellow PTA members, but for those of you who like a straight-up hardcore horror story, you will find a lot to like here." -- thehorrorhoneys.com

"When NOTHING MEN, an independently published novel, landed in my lap, I was unsure what to expect. A blurb that hinted at the supernatural and paranormal immediately grabbed my attention and as a horror fan, I felt confident that the book would have an interesting story to tell that I hoped I would enjoy. Fortunately, I was right, but nothing could prepare me for the trip I was about to take..." -- Horrorcultfilms.com

From the Author

This book is for fans of '70s and '80s exploitation and horror.  It is not meant to put minds at ease or let you sleep easy at night.  It is meant to disturb and horrify, and I hope I did my job well.  It is a horror novel, and it is unforgiving.

More About the Author

I've been a writer since the late 1980s. Specializing in horror and other distasteful things. You can check out my many blogs for samples of what you may be in store for with my work.

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Some of the characters are extremely dark and twisted.
Rosalie Gartzke
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense with a good twist!
D. Jagger
From start to finish "Nothing Men" is an amazing read!
Lance Amater

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rosalie Gartzke on May 29, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book was INTENSE! Just when you think you have it figured out, you don't. Just when you think the situation couldn't get worse, it does. There are twist and turns around every corner. Some of the characters are extremely dark and twisted. It takes a lot to scare me. Nothing Men terrified me! If you want a good scare, I highly recommend this book!
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By Lance Amater on May 13, 2014
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From start to finish "Nothing Men" is an amazing read!
The suspense is top notch and the story is very original!

I want to see it as a movie!
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In this modern age of so many sub-sub-sub genres and specialties, it was a real treat to pick this up and find it to be a true horror tale in the classic sense. Mr Brunell perfectly captured the contrast of idyllic and terrifying, in both his settings and his portrayal of community and family values. You'll never plan your family vacation the same way again.
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I must remember to exclude spoilers from this review. So, Doug Brunell merits already one compliment. Nothing Men has decent mystery and suspense. A reader does not automatically know what is going on in the book's creepy, small town setting. Brunell does well also with the level of gore in Nothing Men. The author is no Poe or Ketchum. But, he does cherish the macabre as well as some masters of horror do. And, he does know how to shock and disturb with originality. Some of this book's images . . . holy crap! Furthermore, Nothing Men has a fascinating subtext about clashes between cultures. In certain ways, neither the protagonists nor the townspeople are morally wrong; their ways and values are just different--in the extreme. That (possible) truth is a very provocative one to consider.
However, rich subtext noted, Nothing Men is really just a good, enjoyable paperback and a respectable effort. And, Doug Brunell should not be discouraged by my comment. Dean Koontz published Demon Seed back in the day, and that book was a good first effort indicating much greater potential. Foremost, Nothing Men could have better phrasing and diction. Brunell could pick a linguistic register and stick to it. Not for dialogue, of course. Different characters speak in different ways. But, the narrator should maintain a consistent serious voice instead of dropping into tacky and slangy references and metaphors. Those tonal changes take a reader right out of the book. Furthermore, Nothing Men overly relies upon Dickensian coincidence and shocking spectacle. A good story needs logic behind its events and its characters' actions. A good horror story does not rely on only gross-out and the sordid--as Nothing Men sometimes does.
Still, Nothing Men is worth an Amazon purchase. I could not put the book down easily. Therefore, the twisted tale must be pretty good. Consider reading it.
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By PattiL on October 25, 2013
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I know the author and I wanted to buy his book in support of a new author, and didn't really know what to expect other than that it might be creepy and maybe a sort of mystery according to what I was seeing posted by others on Facebook. It turned out to be a fast and fun read with 'creepy' the main theme, and with the kind of story-line where I'm eager for my reading time to arrive each day. The ending was a gut-clincher, which I like...not EVERYthing should end up rosy and happy. I recommend it and am happy that I ordered it. And I got to have the author sign it for me. Patti L. in Eureka CA.
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