As a writer and wrestling fan I have written a few poems about wrestlers. I can honestly tell you that "The Dead Wrestler Elegies" is a book I wish IAs a writer and wrestling fan I have written a few poems about wrestlers. I can honestly tell you that "The Dead Wrestler Elegies" is a book I wish I had written. As stated in previous reviews, it isn't just a book of poems about deceased grapplers. It's also about the relationship between father and son, mother and son, and about loss. If you're a lover of poetry, you don't need to be a rasslin' fan to appreciate these poems; although, you may find yourself learning some things or reminiscing over names like Gorgeous George, Killer Kowalski and Andre the Giant.
If you're a wrestling fan, don't let the fact that this is poetry scare you. You will love these poems and no one will call you a nerd for reading them because there's a skull on the cover and drawings inside of the likes of the Super Destroyer and Bad New Brown. How perfect is that?
By the way, yes, there is a poem about "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig in here and it is tremendous.
The illustrations, also done by Kaneko, are wonderful. The quotes introducing the poems are great. The titles are fantasic - "Flowers for Adrian Adonis," "Where There's Blood, There's Freddie Blassie," "Bruiser Brody Finishes This Thing," just to name a few.
Each poem is so beautifully written that, if you're a wrestling fan, your favorites might be determined by who your favorite dead wrestler is. For example, I was thrilled reading "Autograph from Eddie Gilbert"; I loved the opening lines of "Ain't No Cage Can Hold Mad Dog Sawyer"; and I wanted more of the "Selected Legends of Andre the Giant."
"The Dead Wrestler Elegies" is a fantastic ode to those no longer with us, from Ed "Strangler" Lewis and Stanislaus Zbyszko to Eddie Guerrero and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
Speaking of which, the Macho Man's brother himself, "the Poet Laureate" Lanny Poffo, could not have written such an engaging collection. Get yourself a copy. You won't be disappointed. ...more
The world of literature has seen many great villains – Iago from Othello, Grendel from Beowulf, Stefano DiMera from Days of Our Lives – and in CabochoThe world of literature has seen many great villains – Iago from Othello, Grendel from Beowulf, Stefano DiMera from Days of Our Lives – and in Cabochon, Mary Cote introduces us to Aubrey Sterling, a man so vile he keeps women locked and drugged up to use as prostitutes and plans to murder one of his young sons because his autism is an embarrassment.
Even Sterling’s wife Andi was one of the former, and when she decides that her husband must be stopped, he has her beaten, shot and left for dead in Rainbow Lake. At least, he thinks she’s dead. Aubrey Sterling’s villainy is so fantastic that only the corporation of heroes Cote introduces us to next could possibly match him. Andi is rescued by the men of Cabochon, who nurse her to health, bring her children to her and help her in her plan to destroy her husband.
In the juxtaposition between the wonderful place that is Cabochon and the sickness and treachery that occurs on board Aubrey’s yacht The Brotherly Love, Cote creates a kind of Heaven and Hell, making Cabochon an epic good vs. evil story. The reader can hardly wait until the two meet, and, more importantly, when Aubrey will learn that his wife still lives.
Oh, and by the way, will there be romance between the beautiful and recovering Andi and one of these kind and capable men of Cabochon, a couple of which just happen to be navy SEALS?
I’m left asking many, many questions about Cabochon. Namely how soon can I get my dainty hands on Book Two? Also, is someone in Hollywood making Cabochon, Part 1: The Movie? They should, and who will play Andi? Aubrey? The no-doubt handsome Brad and Ryan?
Long story short, I’m now obsessed with Cabochon being made into a movie, and you will be too. Do yourself a favor go over to http://www.writersamuseme.com/ and read Cabochon, then come back here and we’ll discuss casting for the film. I won’t give away my choices except to say that Joseph Mascolo (AKA Stefano DiMera on Day of Our Lives) might be wonderful as Aubrey Sterling. He’s 83 now, so hurry up, Hollywood! Tick tock! ...more