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The Dogs Don't Bark in Brooklyn Any More Paperback – November 18, 2013
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About the Author
Eric Robert Nolan graduated from Mary Washington College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. As an investigative journalist, his work has appeared on the front pages of The Culpeper Star-Exponent, The Free Lance – Star and The Daily Progress in the United States. Eric’s poetry has been published by Dagda Publishing, Every Day Poets, Dead Beats Literary Blog, Dead Snakes, The Bright Light Café, The International War Veterans’ Poetry Archive, and elsewhere. Eric fell in love with stories of all kinds after thumbing through his father’s worn paperbacks as a small boy in the back of the car on weekend shopping trips. Today, his favourite muses are drinking coffee late at night and reading the poetry of W. H. Auden. His debut novel "The Dogs Don't Bark In Brooklyn Any More", a speculative post-apocalyptic sci-fi-/horror novel is released through Dagda Publishing.
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This book had me hooked from the 1st page and kept me to the end.
I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Enjoyable book from a freshman author.
So the action is a given, but what surprised me most was how human a story this ends up being. The main character is richly drawn, and her world is populated by friends, family, and human enemies with motivations and backstories. It's a nice surprise in this genre, particularly given that a good number of the other characters are also women who seem realistic. As I read, I kept thinking the author must be someone who genuinely likes people and finds their stories interesting. That was a bonus for me. Like I said, the book had me at the premise.
The wolves are what you'd expect, in a good way. But there's also more to them than you initially guess. They're a reason for a story, and there's good reason they've so often played that role. Loads of military detail and an obvious appreciation for strategy and leadership, meanwhile, are sure to keep action junkies happy.
Overall, a very enjoyable and unexpectedly rounded sci-fi epic. Or perhaps horror ... I admit that the author who most often came to mind for me was "Stand"-era Stephen King. And that also is no bad thing.
So why only four stars? I'd give it 4.5 if I had the option. It's mainly because I felt like this was just the beginning. It's a "saga," so I don't think I'll be spoiling anything to say that the ending, while satisfying, also leaves plenty to be developed later. Nolan's world has a lot of twists and turns that will surely keep him writing. I'll be looking forward to it.
For post-apocalyptic sci-fi fans, or even horror fans--you will not be disappointed. It is a future where humans have been decimated by disease, but recovered--only to find that while they were distracted, combatting illness, a new threat has arisen. The book refers to, but does not include, the terrible war that took place as humans, barely recovering from a deadly virus, discover that the wolf population has changed and mutated into vicious creatures intent on their destruction. The wolves are fantastic--their development explained and portrayed brilliantly, with human qualities, but in many ways, still clearly wolves. They can speak and learn in very human ways, but they retain their savage mindset and the pack culture.
The story sets you in a time after the war, where humans are protected within walled cities, but the wolves are never far from the gates. Though they appear to be at a stalemate, both sides have visions of their future that will upset the balance of the peace. Nolan makes it easy for you to accept his vision of the future because it flows so logically from our own experience. It is believable and detailed, incorporating all of the relevant sciences into it's fiction-- and in many ways his future is not much different from today (aside from the talking wolves!). The parallels he draws for us and some of the treachery that occurs are common themes throughout history. And yes, there is a little bit of blood drawn. On both sides.
Unbelievably, there are more than just wolves hiding between the pages of this book. It is gracefully written, with strong characters, each described and portrayed so effectively that they become real almost instantly. The story follows a female Captain in an elite unit, through combat against the newly sentient wolves in a world ravaged and nearly destroyed, while simultaneously walking you though her childhood-- relationships and events that have impacted her deeply, and which inform the path she takes. Nolan doesn't tell you her story, but shows you, with beautiful, sometimes graphic scenes that that draw you in. I can NOT wait to see the next part of the saga!!
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The Dogs Don't Bark In Brooklyn Any More by Eric Robert Nolan
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the really original concept that the story's based on-gave me the heebie jeebies!Read more