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Testing the Prisoner Paperback – November 20, 2009
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About the Author
In August 2012, he was among an exclusive group of authors selected to participate in Crazy 8 Press's new venture, ReDeus, a collection of anthologies and novels depicting the return of all the world's mythological gods. This series was created by veteran authors Bob Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, Paul Kupperberg, and Steven Savile. Phil's short story about the Celtic gods, "There Be In Dreams No War", was featured in the premiere anthology, ReDeus: Divine Tales. Two additional anthologies are planned for 2013.
Phil is currently editing a short story collection titled Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity for Firebringer Press. He is also the narrator of an audio version of Testing the Prisoner, which can be heard for free at Podiobooks.com. The audio version of By Your Side is forthcoming on the Prometheus Radio Theatre feed: prometheus.libsynpro.com.
Visit Phil's website at philgiunta.com
More About the Author
Phil's first novel, a paranormal mystery called Testing the Prisoner, debuted in 2010 from Firebringer Press. His second novel in the same genre, By Your Side, was released in 2013. Phil has also narrated the audio versions of both novels, available for free at http://www.podiobooks.com.
In August 2012, he was among an exclusive group of authors selected to participate in Crazy 8 Press's new venture, ReDeus, a collection of anthologies depicting the return of all the world's mythological gods. The series was created and edited by veteran authors Bob Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, and Paul Kupperberg. Phil's short story about the Celtic gods, "There Be In Dreams No War", was featured in the premiere anthology, ReDeus: Divine Tales. He followed up with "Root for the Undergods", a tale about the gods of the Gaul Empire in ReDeus: Beyond Borders.
In addition to contributing three stories, Phil served as editor on the anthology Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity for Firebringer Press, released in August 2014. He is currently editing the second book in the series, Elsewhere in the Middle of Eternity, which is slated for release in 2016 along with his paranormal mystery novella, Like Mother, Like Daughters.
Visit Phil's website: http://www.philgiunta.com
Listen to Phil's audio books at: http://podiobooks.com/contributor/phil-giunta/
Top Customer Reviews
Author Phil Giunta confronts the blurred border between love and hate hidden within the human heart in this promising, ultimately hopeful first novel.
My review is going to be a different kind of review on this book. Instead of writing my thoughts on the book, I am going to write a more personal take on the book. I really feel I was supposed to read this book the very moment I did.
One thing I will say about this book is that if you had an abusive, violent childhood, some of scenes in the book are triggers. The scenes with young "Danny" were so strongly written, I found myself in a state of panic reading each onset of abuse. I know it's a book. I know it's a story. I just could not separate my childhood from how the author described each scene. It was so close to reality, it was down right scary. The horrible things Danny's mother said to him echoed verbatim things said to me. I relate 100% to Danny/Daniel and the choices that lead him to become estranged to his mother, much like I am with mine today.
The book really brought to light the choices we make as humans. The choices that leave us here, tethered to humanity even in our afterlife. Abandoned and stuck for eternity to live out the horror we put others through. This book goes deeper than a just a great supernatural story.
Anyone who has come from that past, eventually has a crossroads they reach. Anyone from that past has decisions to make.
Anyone from that past, who has children today, fight EVERY SINGLE DAY, not to become that person.. that inner struggle.. good/bad/light/dark.
I will say though, the scenes of abuse are so richly, honestly, harshly poetic. From the physical pain to the emotional anguish, it really has triggered a lot of memories. It was hard to read. However, it's beautiful to read at the same time. It's cathartic. Truly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Phil is a relatively new author in terms of years alive and years published. When I started reading Phil’s first book I was skeptical. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This, I believe, is the debut novel for this author who now has 4 books out. This cover is different from mine, which must mean it is a second printing. Good for Mr. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Stu
This is a terrific book that delves into the dark history of a tortured soul searching for redemption. The characters feel real and you care about what happens to them. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Susanna
What a fantastic new book from an exciting new author that is downright creepy good. The author has a unique way of scene setting and story telling that draws you right into the... Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by Indigo24
This was a book that you did not want to put down once you started to read. A different kind of ghost story that makes you stop and think about the inner demons that we all deal... Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by Angela M. Price