Daily Archives: May 18, 2014

A Beginner’s Guide To… Godzilla

All right – so let’s step away from the two-fisted, bare-knuckled, hard-boiled, buy-my-book-marketing-maniac blog entries and throw in something really freaking geeky cool.

Confession – I have ALWAYS been a bit of a Godzilla geek.

No – I cannot tell you how many Godzilla movies there are. Nor can I tell you when they were made and what Godzilla movie made the most money – although I can tell you that the 1988 Roland Emmerich atrocity TOTALLY bit the big one.

But I have ALWAYS loved Godzilla.

He’s a dragon.

He’s a dinosaur.

He’s a radioactive, fire-breathing dragon/dinosaur who steps on tanks!!!

So here’s a reblog from ONE ROOM WITH A VIEW – a really cool movie blog site that you folks all REALLY ought to be following on the history of the big G himself, old Godzilla.

Have a happy Sunday.

One Room With A View


With Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot roaring its way to cinema screens, ORWAV takes you on a rampage through 60 years of history and 29 films featuring the King of the Monsters.

Godzilla. He may be known as the King of the Monsters but his name conjures up images of the divine. It’s a fitting name, as few creations have wreaked more vengeance, despoiled more cities and brought down as many foes as this towering, unstoppable force. But travel back sixty years, through remakes, reboots and sequels, the camp, the cool and the downright crazy, and you arrive at the film that started it all; 1954’s Gojira.

Directed by Ishirō Honda for the legendary Toho Studios, Gojira was a political statement masquerading as a monster movie. The black and white photography shrouded the creature is darkness, evoking horror movies with its bleak tone and haunting imagery of ruined cities. At…

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Kobo Reviews Coming Soon…

Let’s face it – reviews help to sell books.

Just think about it. You’re standing in the book store trying to decide if the brand new book of pickled pig feet recipes is REALLY worth pulling the money out of your pocket and purchasing and your very best friend walks up to you and says

“Oh, are you buying a copy of UNCLE BOB’S PICKLED PIG FEET RECIPES? I bought a copy and I absolutely loved it!”

Right off the bat you’d buy a copy of your own.

Or else you’d ask your friend if you could borrow and photocopy her copy – but do you REALLY want to be THAT kind of a friend?

I’ve been really excited to hear that Kobo was instituting a brand new review system for their e-books. Folks who have been using Kobo for a while know that they used to link to the Goodreads review site – but discontinued that shortly after Goodreads was bought out by Amazon.

I had known this was coming for some time now but I’ve been waiting for Kobo to make it official.

Well – it is official now.

In the near future, Kobo will begin featuring book reviews! Customers will be able to write reviews and choose star ratings for your titles and post them on the book page.

That’s right. If you have read a book on Kobo you can write a review on it.

Here’s how: 

So – if any of you folks out there have read and enjoyed one of my books – PLEASE, feel free to leave me a review!

That goes for

Tatterdemon OmnibusSudden Death Overtime - final art smallSinking Deeper New CoverUncle Bob's Red Flannel Bible Camp - From Eden to the ArkHaunted Harbours smallHammurabi Road newthe Lunenburg Werewolf fullsizeTrolling Lures FullsizeThe Dark and the DeepSeaTalesBuilt For Hanging On











Just click on one of those covers and leave a review!

You can read the official Kobo announcement right here!


yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon