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Beginnings, Ends, and “The Black: A Deep Sea Thriller” by Paul E Cooley

September 17, 2015

Hello ladies and gentlemen.  Welcome to the Casa!

It has been a rather interesting summer, but I, for one, am kind of glad to see it go.  Personal issue with my ex-wife aside, we have lost plenty of big name celebrities in the horror and wrestling worlds, and seen some other wrestlers fall from grace.  The latest of which is one of the horror mavens, Wes Craven.  The creator of many horror mainstays, Craven is best known for creating the cultural icons that are “Nightmare on Elm Street’s” Freddy Krueger and Ghost Face from the “Scream” movie series.  He was a true master and the horror community mourns for his loss.

One major highlight of the summer this year was that I got married again to someone who has been a positive influence for me these past couple of years, even when things have been very rough with said ex-wife.  I can honestly say that I love her deeply and marrying her has been the best decision I’ve ever made.  Look for it to show in my posts and future creative endeavors.

This week, I decided to share with you “The Black: A Deep Sea Thriller” by Paul E Cooley.  Picture an oil rig drilling in the middle of the ocean looking for a major score, only they find something more than just oil.  What they find is something purer than any oil ever found, but what seems like an impossible find becomes a nightmare for the crew of roughnecks and scientists.  The black substance is actually a living organism that eats anything except metal and glass and has taken a liking for people.

This story definitely hearkened back to the drive in theater days and “The Blob” movies and the symbiotes from the Spider-Man comics, Venom and Carnage.  This mass of ooze is sentient, able multiply, and able to restructure itself.  If that wasn’t bad enough, the people on the oil rig have nowhere to go to escape, and there is a storm bearing down on them.  Will they all make it out? That bit of information is something you will need to read and find out.  My rating is a 4 out of 5.

You can get your copy of “The Black: A Deep Sea Thriller” at Amazon or through your local book store.

Until next time…

Donald “D.J.” Pitsiladis

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