Friday, May 21, 2021

'The Last Neanderthal' a thrilling Bigfoot story with heart

King Kong meets Harry and the Hendersons in The Last Neanderthal, a harrowing and heartfelt coming of age thrilling adventure. New edition featuring a new cover and a special bonus short story. Available in paperback and on Amazon Kindle.

From the back cover:

Kronos is one of the last of his kind. A descendant of the Neanderthal who once thrived throughout Eurasia, his people crossed the same ancient land bridge as the original Native Americans. They have roamed Pacific Northwest forests for thousands of years, and their occasional sightings by humans have become the mythic stuff of the Bigfoot legend.

One day Kronos spots a helicopter with hunters, swarming down upon a family of wolves, including his friend Lucca. Kronos runs to the scene, trying to stop the slaughter. But then, the guns of the humans turn upon him. He is wounded, cut off from the rest of his family, and pursued by the hunters.

All seems lost, until he comes upon a human teenage girl Ella Marshall. Ella and her family want to help Kronos, and a deep, emotional bond forms between them. But soon, the danger becomes even more deadly as trigger happy hunters, weekend warriors, and even the government itself, begin to move in from all sides.

The Last Neanderthal is a harrowing and heartfelt adventure from the vivid imagination of James J. Caterino.

The Bibliography of James J. Caterino


Published Works

Pop Star (2021)

100 Drawings (2021)

The Quarterback (2020)
Miami Noir 1987 (2020)
Pop Culture Musings and Other Stuff (2020)
100 Sketches (2020)
Jennifer the Sketchbook Girl (2020
Fantastic Stories: Season 2 (2020)
The Skeleton Ring (2020)
The Mesomorph (2020)
Femme Fatales: The Art of James J, Caterino (2020)
The Green Girl (2020)
Super Hornet 1942 (2020)
Sketchbook 5: The Art of James J. Caterino (2019)
The Girl from the Stars (2019)
The Pledge (2019)
Starfighter (2019)
Fantastic Stories (2019)
The Dream Factory (2019)
Super 8 Images (2019)
Fireflies (2018) 
The Rally (2018)
Sketchbook 3: The Art of James J. Caterino (2018)
Rollercoaster (2018)
Barry's Run (2018)
The Eco-Warrior (2018)
Watch the Skies (2018)
In Thy Image (Sketchbook 2) (2018)
Caitlin Star and the Hand of God (2017)
Technicolor Dreams (2017)
Battle of the Network Superheroes (2017)
Just Imagine: The Sketchbook of James J. Caterino (2017)
Among the Stars (2017)
The Last Neanderthal (2016)
The Selfie (2016)
Caitlin Star: The Trilogy (2016)
The B Girl (2016)
Caitlin Star and the Rise of the Barbarians (2015)
Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Forever (2014)
Caitlin Star (2013)
Sword of the Bull Mongoni (2012)
Rise of the Bull Mongoni (2010)
Action Figure (2008)
Video Noir (2007)
All About Amy (2006)
She (2005)
Gunner Star (2004)
Steel Phantom (2002

Sunday, May 16, 2021

New book '50 Films: Fifty Movies That Mattered to Me and Why'


James J. Caterino, the author of Pop Culture Musings and other Stuff, and over forty novels and short stories, returns with his second non-fiction book, this one focused on movies.

 Among the films covered in this entertaining, insightful book of essays, are classics such as E.T. (1982), and Enchanted (2007), vintage blockbusters like Total Recall (1990) and T2 (1991), cult movies such as Billy Jack (1971), Videodrome (1983), Dirty Dancing (1987),  Wall Street (1987), True Romance (1993), and Exotica (1994), underrated gems such as The Fury (1978),  Explorers (1985), The Age of Adeline (2015), 1941 (1979), Baby Boom (1987), and WW84 (2020), the recent masterworks Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and Promising Young Woman (2020), and even the guilty pleasure exploitation films Cindy & Donna (1970), and Laserblast (1978).

 A must read for hardcore film buffs and casual movie fans alike, 50 Films is an addictive collection of fifty, brand new, never before seen or published reviews by the author.