At the forefront of Ian Fleming’s spy novels is, of course, the world-famous character of James Bond, but the grit and realism of Mr. Bond in the novel Live and Let Die
is matched by an amazing array of world building, unexpected plot twists, a fearsome villain, and a gorgeous female named Solitaire.
There is plenty of the hard-hitting Bond here, including a fantastic train scene where Solitaire somewhat falls for her rescuer and then teases him, knowing that the suave British agent 007 must painfully resist because of a near-broken wrist and hand.
The man of action and few words is depicted as being at odds with everyone and everything, except his mission.
But the true art of Fleming is in his tight prose, his cunning flurry of “edge of your seat” moments, and the detailed description of vastly contrasting and often exotic environments. . .Read the rest of the Impulsive Review at Fantasy-Matters
Aside from an overwhelmingly successful reading of THE SUBLIMINAL RELIGION
at the Book Revue, the novel has continued to get rave reviews from readers, and will continue to be featured in news magazines, libraries, and book stores. On a personal note, the sequel is already well underway, and I am greatly enjoying the process of creating in the dismal world
that we left off with at the end of THE SUBLIMINAL RELIGION
.A graphic comic book - drawn by the talented and renowned artist Matt Helbig
- is also beyond the infant stages, and it will be a mystery involving zombies, a great cast of human characters, and is heavily influenced by the TV innovation LOST among other things.A children's series has also been started up between myself and Kurt Zisa; it will consist of many of the things I feel are lacking in quality kids' books: mystery, suspense, technology, robots, and a journey through Penn Station.Lastly my published short story "Lucky" will be reprinted in the US by Abandoned Towers Magazine . . . stay posted for updates as the when and where!Best,RJ
Well I have to say I am very privileged to be speaking tonight at one of my all time favorite book stores in the world The Book Revue!Rarely do old time independent book stores offer up such glorious selections of myriad amounts of literature - at great prices - in such an aesthetically pleasing setting
as The Book Revue
in Huntington, NY. The town is also a personal favorite hangout of mine, as great food, art, culture, music, and books come together brilliantly there.Anyone attending my reading from THE SUBLIMINAL RELIGION tonight can listen in to a carefully chosen selection, the Q/A session, and audience questions for free.
Books will be available for purchase, and I will be signing as well.
I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Well folks, here it is. A Juicy Quote from the book will be released sporadically on my very own blog here. Keep checking it, and read! It's fantastic!
Today's Juicy Quote: "The weeks following the terrorist attack of March Fifteenth saw a drastic outbreak of hate crimes" THE SUBLIMINAL RELIGION
Come to the Book Revue on January 5, 2012 to spend a blasphemous evening with R.J. Huneke celebrating the release of his newest thriller THE SUBLIMINAL RELIGION. Along with an interview Q/A session, book signing, and an alleged gluttonous performance (and we can’t even imagine what that could entail), R.J. will be reading from his dystopic novel in this true book collector’s paramount, nestled within the foothills of Huntington, NY. We hope to see you there!
My electric thriller THE SUBLIMINAL RELIGION is officially here! A lot of research went into subliminal messaging and the effects of this on unsuspecting TV watchers.
My riveting ride takes place in a New York City from a not too distant future that could be tomorrow; it is a dark place, that suffered another horrendous terrorist attack on 3/15, and is under a strict lock-down. People are encouraged to walk about the city in groups in order to single out potential wrong-doers.
It is a place where undertaking a documentary on subliminal messaging that implicates Disney and the Tea Party in heinous acts against the unsuspecting American public is a very dangerous endeavor. And this is especially the case when the two filming it are just NYU film students trying to prove themselves . . . but they do not realize the cost . . .
Well, after many many arduous hours of work THE SUBLIMINAL RELIGION
will be published and released on December 1, 2011!
This is my baby, and has been a culmination of my many artistic influences, including Orwell's 1984
and Mieville's The City & the City
, for a long time now. The subliminal research that I did was fascinating to me, as were the characters that grew with me to traverse the cracked streets of New York City and Brooklyn in a time not too far removed from ours. I hope everyone enjoys this book, as much as I have loved being a part of its creation.
The dystopian speculative thriller involving subliminal messaging, Disney, the Tea Party and two young film students trying to avert disaster will finally see the light of day thanks to a small Amazon press and Rune Works
, and it will be available in a gorgeous trade paperback for $12.99 and as an e-book as well.Pre-orders are currently taking place now through a cut-off date (that will be announced in November
), and anyone who pre-orders is guaranteed a SIGNED copy!
I hope you all love this!Sincerely,R.J.
The Tourist is a blistering European adventure thrill ride! The on screen chemistry, between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, is honest, spectacular and hilarious. The story brings in spy/undercover tones and combines them with a steady mix of action, comedy and a little romance. It is not unlike the brilliance of Red, which came out earlier this year. The cinematography is gorgeous and the views of Venice are unmatched to date.
Despite Johnny Depp's numerous past roles, he is once again reborn and believable as an awkward math teacher, named Frank, on vacation in Italy. His humor, wit and character growth match the conflicted, heavy-hearted character Elise, that Jolie plays, very well. She is classy and alluring, and he is overwhelmed, over-matched and stubborn. The two combine to rip apart Venice in many threatening situations, including Depp running on semi-circular roof tile in his pajamas.
Twists and turns riddle the plot with unknowns that leave the audience guessing until the end of the flick. The Tourist is moving, suspenseful, funny and most importantly fun.
IMPULSIVE REVIEW Grade: A
R.J. Huneke has completed his most ambitious work of speculative philosophical-thriller fiction to date and it is currently titled Religion (or possibly) The Subliminal Game. It involves subliminal messaging, Disney, the Tea Party and two young film students trying to prevent disaster.