Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Technicolor Reality

 She by James J Caterino

Archer Moore's review of She

"Ever since I could remember, She was all that mattered." So says JC Pezzini, the hero of Gunner Star novelist James J. Caterino's latest creation, She.
By the end of the first chapter, She was all that mattered to me as well. Finding out who She was, who She is, who She will be. Sound confusing? Try intriguing.
If David Cronenberg were to make a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Farrell, taking his own Videodrome to an entirely new dimension, then She would be his script. Caterino has obviously done his homework. He takes the tightly wound story of a man in search of his long lost would be lover and savior, (and doesn't love always save us?) then he methodically unravels it against a voyeuristic film and internet backdrop.
Caterino jettisons the testosterone-fueled hyperbole that drove Gunner Star and switches into erotic obsession gear, then turns up the fun to 11. She is filled with beautiful women, shady villains, and spectacular chases. It owes as much to the film noir movement of the forties as it does to Harlan Ellisonesque science fiction. To call it an erotic thriller would be a disservice. It's that, and so much more.
JC Pezzini is a man so obsessed, so intent on finding She, that in the hands of a lesser novelist, he would be just another scummy Peeping Tom. But everyone has had a she or a he that they wanted to find, and Caterino hones in on those emotions deep inside all of us to turn what should be an unsympathetic protagonist into just another human being looking for happiness.
She never loses steam as JC travels deep into his own memories and ultimately through time itself to answer the questions that have haunted him his entire adult life. She delivers. Caterino has created a unique vision of desire and what it means to look into the face of destiny. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us next." Archer Moore

Product Description

We are driving on Street Runs Road now. This is the road—the place where it happened, the birthplace of my journey, the crossroads, the crux of time where the line between life and death merged. It is the place where I was forever changed.

In July of 1983, JC Pezzini and his parents were involved in a deadly hit-and-run car accident. A mysterious Good Samaritan referred to as “She” was the only reason JC survived—and finding She has become his all-consuming passion in life.
More than twenty years later, JC is a filmmaker, a voyeur, and a man haunted by his past. With the help of his psychiatrist, his friends, and old acquaintances of the unknown woman, JC will attempt to get closer to She than he could ever hope to—even in his most lucid daydreams. Whether through regression hypnotherapy, time travel by means of an anti-reality chamber, or sheer determination, JC won’t stop until he recovers the answers he has been searching for all these years.

After coming across a stunning She look-alike named Angela, JC is convinced he’s almost completed his life quest. Only then are the real answers—and the shocking secrets that have hidden the truth—revealed.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

History 101: An excerpt from Rise of the Bull Mongoni

A reading from the sacred scrolls of Tarmok as read by Tyrone Fulton in Rise of the Bull Mongoni.

Tyrone opens up BULL MONGONI: THE LOST TRIBE OF HOMINIDS and begins to read - History Channel documentary type stylized recreations FLASH by on the screen before us, bringing to life the IMAGES as Tyrone speaks -

                                                                TYRONE (V.O.)
What Gunner had described as his bible was in fact a history book. Or rather a pre-history book. About 27,000 years ago, the last known other species of humans, the Neanderthals, disappeared from the face of the earth. But according to author and anthropologist Joe Fenton, there was in fact another species of hominid thriving throughout Eurasia and Africa. The ancient race of hominids known as the Bull Mongoni.

The History Channel style recreation of pre-history earth now reveals to us the IMAGE of a male BULL MONGONI walking through a forest.

The Bull Mongoni facially resembles modern Homo Sapiens, except with a stronger jawline, and fierce eyes, and is much more physically imposing. His arms and legs are ropes of thick, vascular muscularity – The front of his muscle bound torso is covered with hair - A FEMALE Bull Mongoni appears next to him – Her shape is athletic and yet voluptuous at the same time.

                                                                  TYRONE (V.O.) 
The Bull Mongoni were a proud and peaceful race. They did not murder. They did not pillage. They did not rape. They did not kill for sport or pleasure. They were a self aware, intelligent race that were capable of empathy for other life forms. They had art, and music, and had begun to develop a sense of wonder about the world and the universe around them. They lived in harmony with the creatures and the earth around them. But, they were not alone. There was another race of hominids at the time. A race that was spreading across the earth like a rage of locusts, consuming and destroying everything in their path. This was a race of hominids who did murder for sport, and pleasure, and lust, and greed. This was the race of hominids that destroyed the Neanderthals. This was a race known as the Homo sapiens. This was the race known as man.

The Homo Sapiens multiplied and exploded like a virus across the plains and forests. Soon they outnumbered the Bull Mongini a hundred to one. Sometime around 6000 B.C., the last great army of Bull Mongoni warriors were trapped in the hills of Southern Europa. The armies of Mesopotamia were moving in from the West. The armies of Egypt from the south. And the Nordic Barbarians from the north. Tarmok, the last ruler of the Bull Mongoni and the greatest warrior who ever lived, took on all three armies ALONE. Sacrificing himself, but buying enough time for his people to escape and scatter to the four corners of the earth. 

The scrolls go on to speak of references to the Bull Mongoni in the writings of other much later cultures such as Persia, Athens, Sparta, Sumeria and even Ancient Rome. In the fourth century A.D the notorious Roman General Galvin wrote of " a powerful savage man beast covered in an armor of hair and muscle, wielding a sword like no other" who could fight "with the rage of an army of a thousand barbarians all compressed into one lethal beast that never seemed to tire". In other Roman writings the "savage man beast" is referred to as "Tarmok, last of the Bull Mongoni". 

Legend has it that after his Roman adventure, Tamok traveled south, deep into the heart of the African Jungle awaiting the day when he will return to seek vengeance on the Homo sapiens.

To this day the Bull Mongoni bloodline is alive in modern humans. And one day, one day very soon, the Bull Mongoni shall rise again and walk the earth.

James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (p. 29). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.
James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (pp. 27-28). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.
James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (p. 28). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.
James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (p. 27). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.

To learn more about the Bull Mongoni philosophy and to see it put into action in a modern action-adventure, check out Gunner Star and Rise of the Bull Mongoni.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Reading from the Gospel of Tarmok

A dramatic reading from Rise of the Bull Mongoni as Gunner Star resurrects the word of Tarmok and the philosophy of the Bull Mongoni.