Boom Town



[PDF / Epub] ☁ Boom Town Author Glenn Rolfe – E17streets4all.co.uk Terror from below In the summer of , Eckert, Wisconsin, was the sight of the most unique UFO encounter in history A young couple observed a saucer like aircraft hovering over HollersHill A blue beam b Terror from below In the summer of , Eckert, Wisconsin, was the sight of the most unique UFO encounter in history A young couple observed a saucer like aircraft hovering over HollersHill A blue beam blasted down from the center of the craft into the hill and caused the ground to rumble for miles Now, thirty years later, Eckert is experiencing nightly rumbles that stir up wild rumors and garner outside attention The earthly tremors are being blamed on everything from earthquakes to underground earth dwellers Two pre teens discover a pipe out behind Packard s Flea Market uprooted by the booms and come into contact with the powerful ooze bubbling from within What begins as curiosity will end in an afternoon of unbridled terror for the entire town.Boom Town

Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter from the haunted woods of New England He studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, and many others He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdnessHe is the author of Until Summer Comes Around, The Window, Becoming, Blood and Rain, The Haunted Halls, Chasing Ghosts, Boom Town, Abram s Bridge, Things We Fear, Land of Bones, and Slush He is hard at work on manyStay tuned With slashing claws and blood soaked fur, Glenn Rolfe s novel will have you howling in terror and delight A welcome addition to the werewolf mythos and proof that we re in the presence of a rising star in the genre Highly recommended Ronald Malfi, author of December Park Rolfe takes his writing cues form Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, with some haunts thrown in via the eerie style of Ronald Malfi Oh, For the Hook of a Book Glenn Rolfe s writing is a breath of fresh air, followed by a jolt of adrenaline Iain Rob Wright, author of The Final Winter Glenn Rolfe runs at the front of the pack with the best of today s emerging horror authors Terry M West, author of Heroin in the Magic Now Rolfe weaves a wonderful tale of big, bad things happening to a small, good town A sure winner Hunter Shea, author of The Mantauk Monster on Boom Town.

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  • Glenn Rolfe
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  • 06 August 2018

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  1. says:

    In 1979 Hollers Hill just on the outskirts of Eckert was the site of one of the most unique UFO eye witness accounts in history A saucer like craft was observed hovering over the hill emitting a wondrous blue beam that caused the ground to shake, now 30 years later the tremors have returned and something evendangerous Blue Slime, with a mind of its own, complete with the power to turn you into a raving killer.Boom Town is a horror novella by Glenn Rolfe which was released in April, 2015 In 1979 Hollers Hill just on the outskirts of Eckert was the site of one of the most unique UFO eye witness accounts in history A saucer like craft was observed hovering over the hill emitting a wondrous blue beam that caused the ground to shake, now 30 years later the tremors have returned and something evendangerous Blue Slime, with a mind of its own, complete with the power to turn you into a raving killer.Boom Town is a horror novella by Glenn Rolfe which was released in April, 2015 from Samhain Publishing Glenn Rolfe is a fairly new author, still cutting his teeth with just a handful of stories released of which this one was my first taste.We follow a myriad of characters, some deeply under the influence of the alien stimulant and others just discovering the effects of the blue slime Whatever you do, don t touch the fucking stuff, is a lesson that soon becomes apparent.On the whole this is not a badly written novella, there s fleeting humour of the pissing yourself while bladdered variety, a bunch of kids bumbling round whilst everything around them disintegrates and some good wordplay interspersed with the odd thing that didn t quite feel rightDecorations fell like people from the titanicwas a not so good example, along withFear swallowed her like a cyanide pill, poisonous and finalYet probably in equal measure some good stuff likehis headache pounded like a bass drum behind his eyes and took a turn down migraine laneGlenn Rolfe is an author to keep an eye on, it will be interesting to see if his promise delivers in the future.Also posted at

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    I ve previously gone on record to say I m a huge fan of Chuck Russell s 1988 remake of The Blob It was one of my seminal early teenage viewing experiences, so much so that I m almost frightened to go back and view it now as a crotchety and embittered film and book critic Thankfully, I don t have to because some new authors on the horror scene have taken up the mantle left behind by Chuck Russell Last year it was Exponential by Adam Cesare This year it s Glenn Rolfe with Boom Town.Taking plac I ve previously gone on record to say I m a huge fan of Chuck Russell s 1988 remake of The Blob It was one of my seminal early teenage viewing experiences, so much so that I m almost frightened to go back and view it now as a crotchety and embittered film and book critic Thankfully, I don t have to because some new authors on the horror scene have taken up the mantle left behind by Chuck Russell Last year it was Exponential by Adam Cesare This year it s Glenn Rolfe with Boom Town.Taking place in a small town in Wisconsin, Boom Town details what happens when a mysterious blue sludge bubbles up from beneath the residents of said town, some thirty years after a couple claimed to have seen a saucer like craft hovering over a nearby hill Mayhem ensues when people come into contact with the sludge, which well, that s half the fun with this read What does the sludge do And how will the residents stave if off So nowill I say.The highest compliment I can pay Rolfe is that reading through Boom Town felt like I was reading Stephen King lite Rolfe plays with many of the same themes that King tackles, especially in his early to mid works There s the small town setting, the cast of colourful characters, and the supernatural menace that befalls them all Sure, Rolfe has a long way to go to get near the master, but I appreciated the sensibility of Kingness he managed to elicit as I breezed through this short novella Which is one way I suspect Rolfe will never be reminiscent of King he uses about ten words to the hundred King would choose to convey the same sentiment.Still, Rolfe is growing as an author and has yet to master his craft, so there were a few elements to Boom Town which left me scratching my head Why, for example, was one character who touched the sludge so differently affected to everyone else In other places, character decision making felt like it served the story rather than would be something everyday people would do.All in all, Boom Town was an enjoyable afternoon read which I would recommend to others who like stories about threats which don t come in conveniently humanoid packages It s quick, punchy and goes places you may not see coming before the final page is swiped or turned.3.5 to 4 Desires to Ascend for Boom Town The preceding was based on eARC provdied by the author in exchange for an honest review Check out this review, others like it, as well as author interviews and giveaways at Horror After Dark

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    Review copyThe fact that Boom Town is dedicated to Art Bell and George Noory should tell you all you need to know about this fun little romp into the world of the unknown Be it aliens among us, global conspiracies, or any other weirdness in the world at large, you re likely to hear about it on Coast to Coast AM Still don t know what this is all about Take a moment and google it.Inspired by such madness, Glenn Rolfe has created an entertaining little diversion about the fictional town of Ecker Review copyThe fact that Boom Town is dedicated to Art Bell and George Noory should tell you all you need to know about this fun little romp into the world of the unknown Be it aliens among us, global conspiracies, or any other weirdness in the world at large, you re likely to hear about it on Coast to Coast AM Still don t know what this is all about Take a moment and google it.Inspired by such madness, Glenn Rolfe has created an entertaining little diversion about the fictional town of Eckert, Wisconsin It all started in 1979 when a young couple observed a saucer like craft hovering over Hollers Hill They saw a blue beam blasting down from the center of the craft into the hill and causing the ground to rumble Now the booms are back What does it all mean and what is the mysterious blue ooze discovered nearby Reminiscent of the great old time creature features, Boom Town is quite imaginative and at times disgusting as such a story should be Take them Bring them Ascend As enjoyable as this read was, I would have loved to have knownabout what was really going on, but much like many of the mysteries explored on Coast to Coast AM, we may never know.Boom Town is available now as an ebook from Samhain Horror and from .com.Recommended

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    Boom Town is very good novella of glowing blue extraterrestrial phlegm that tries to take over the small town of Eckert, Wisconsin Take them Bring them Ascend This was my first Glenn Rolfe Not my last A well done, fast paced creature feature with a well developed character set and an engaging plot line 3.5 Stars I received an advance review copy of this release from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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    Disclaimer I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The small town of Eckert has been experiencing strange phenomenon for years, starting with the sighting of a U.F.O along with nightly ground tremors or booms as they are known locally People have started to disappear in the town and two inquisitive teens, Brady and Kim, find a strange blue slime near Allan Packards Flea Market Brady comes in contact with the slime and is seriously hurt which only ma Disclaimer I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The small town of Eckert has been experiencing strange phenomenon for years, starting with the sighting of a U.F.O along with nightly ground tremors or booms as they are known locally People have started to disappear in the town and two inquisitive teens, Brady and Kim, find a strange blue slime near Allan Packards Flea Market Brady comes in contact with the slime and is seriously hurt which only makes himanxious to find out what the slime is and where it came from Unknown to Brady and Kim it has already affected a town member and they will stop at nothing to appease the force behind the booms.This novella really packed a punch, a very different novella to the authors first and one that shows his burgeoning talent as a writer The story itself is well written, the writing flows fluently and the pacing is spot on for most of the read but for me fell off a little at the end.The story is told mostly from the perspective of one of the older town residents and through Brady and Kim Their perspective is engaging and maintains a certain innocence to the goings on which nicely offsets the gorier aspects of the read One thing that bothered me about the flow and pacing was the introduction of Brady s cousin towards the end, I didn t think he added anything to the story especially after the author had done such a great job in setting up Brady and Kim as an inquisitive duo The inclusion of a third person just didn t sit right in the story The books ending also felt a little abrupt, not a bad ending to the book but felt a bit rushed.This was a really enjoyable read and many will love the fun b movie feel to it, the nicely drawn characters and the coming of age aspects.Recommended

  6. says:

    This was the second book by Glenn I have read and enjoyed The first was Abram s Bridge which I thought was a very good read The story takes place in Eckert Wisconsin Which is known for a UFO sighting back thirty years ago in 1979 over at Hollers Hill A couple saw a blue beam shoot down into the hill and makes the ground rumble Now in present day the town is experiencing these booms, seismic blasts over the past five days One of the characters in the story is Brady Carmichael Whose brother This was the second book by Glenn I have read and enjoyed The first was Abram s Bridge which I thought was a very good read The story takes place in Eckert Wisconsin Which is known for a UFO sighting back thirty years ago in 1979 over at Hollers Hill A couple saw a blue beam shoot down into the hill and makes the ground rumble Now in present day the town is experiencing these booms, seismic blasts over the past five days One of the characters in the story is Brady Carmichael Whose brother and Dad died two years ago when the snowmobile they were driving broke thru the ice Brady and his best friend Kim come upon this broken pipe and this blue slime dripping from it Brady s curiosity about this blue slime and the rumors he has heard has him wanting to find outPeople are coming up missing and some are acting strange This is when the story gets going Boom town was a science fiction story with some horror thrown in, or visa versa A good short quick read Well written, nice flow and interesting characters I gave it 3 1 2 stars.I received an e arc of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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    A novella from a new player in the horror lineup from Samhain Publishing, which is also the home of the excellent author, Jonathan Janz Glenn Rolfe weaves a tale that is one part The Blob and one part Invaders from Mars While the story isn t original, its still a blast to read Rolfe has a style that derives from some of the great storytellers King, McCammon, etc where it sucks you in with wonderful, believable characters and realistic dialogue Nowhere is thisevident than in the way t A novella from a new player in the horror lineup from Samhain Publishing, which is also the home of the excellent author, Jonathan Janz Glenn Rolfe weaves a tale that is one part The Blob and one part Invaders from Mars While the story isn t original, its still a blast to read Rolfe has a style that derives from some of the great storytellers King, McCammon, etc where it sucks you in with wonderful, believable characters and realistic dialogue Nowhere is thisevident than in the way the children protagonists talk amongst themselves So many authors get this wrong They ll screw up how a kid would react to situation and totally slaughter the dialogue of how they would really talk When I see an author do this, it ruins the whole story for me because now I can t buy into it my suspension of disbelief is shot to hell Not so with Rolfe Excellent, excellent child characters The story is a fun romp like a great B movie Pick it up and be introduced to the new kid that has some swagger You ll be glad that you did I know I was.4 1 2 oozing faces out of 5 this ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest reviewYou can also follow my reviews at the following links

  8. says:

    I read this right after BECOMING was taken away by it I ve been away from Goodreads for a bit, but I ve still continued to read everyday.A better review will come soon I just noticed I hadn t shared that I even read this one I highly recommend this all I read this right after BECOMING was taken away by it I ve been away from Goodreads for a bit, but I ve still continued to read everyday.A better review will come soon I just noticed I hadn t shared that I even read this one I highly recommend this all

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    Spoiler free review of BOOM TOWN by Glenn Rolfe4 5The copy of BOOM TOWN I m reviewing was included free as a bonus in my copy of Glenn Rolfe s novel BECOMING.Strange underground tremors are assailing the small town of Eckert, Wisconsin, whipping a frenzy of rumors among the populace Gossip, however, is the least of residents concerns A fetid blue slime seems to be seeping from the ground, and some residents have started acting peculiar, others disappearing A few brave neighborhood kids sum Spoiler free review of BOOM TOWN by Glenn Rolfe4 5The copy of BOOM TOWN I m reviewing was included free as a bonus in my copy of Glenn Rolfe s novel BECOMING.Strange underground tremors are assailing the small town of Eckert, Wisconsin, whipping a frenzy of rumors among the populace Gossip, however, is the least of residents concerns A fetid blue slime seems to be seeping from the ground, and some residents have started acting peculiar, others disappearing A few brave neighborhood kids summon the fortitude to investigate the mysterious, enigmatic slime that seems to possess otherworldly powersBOOM TOWN is a solid horror sci fi novella that generously delivers mystery, suspense, and terror Given their length, I often find that novellas struggle with building depth to their characters and instilling any amount of empathy this is not the case in BOOM TOWN Rolfe effortlessly paints complex characters, build relationships, all while moving the story along fast and smooth without a single lull.BOOM TOWN is full of unsettling, disgusting imagery tense, suspenseful, page turning scenes and many surprises and shockers along the way all rolled into a unique, fun plot that fans of X Files, Stephen King, and 1980s horror will eat up.Recommended

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    Boom Town is an alien invasion novel with teethblue, gelatinous teeth, the be exact The booms of the 70s have returned, but they re nothing anyone expected Rolfe weaves a wonderful tale of big, bad things happening to a small, good town A sure winner

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