Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Out of the Black - Lee Doty

Out of the Black is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It takes place just a little jump into the future. You're never sure where in the time line you are at first, but the book is so compelling you relish the razzle dazzle after a while. Your typical homicide detective, who has spent his whole live in martial arts, meets the sorcerer's apprentice and his beautiful companion. Then they meet the super sized superwoman clone who was souped up by a dying magical warrior. And it all happens so fast it's hard not to get out of breath just reading. The fight scenes scream out The Matrix or Aeon Flux. There are very few books I'd like to see made into movies, but this one would have to have some awesome special affects. Doty is amazing. I want to read more books by this author but I can't find any. I'll be watching though. Very highly recommended.


Lee Doty said...

Ok, I'll admit that I'm a nerd and was googling my own book to see what people were writing about it. I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across your review.

I'm thrilled you liked my first attempt at a book... and even more thrilled that you're spreading the word. Thank you!

I've got another on the way, but I imagine it'll be a few more months before it debuts on the kindle and other ebook formats.

The working title is "Temple of the Real", so watch for it.

Again, thanks so much for the kind words (the kind words of strangers mean the most), and if you feel inclined, the official review page for the book on amazon is here:
I'd love it if you could just drop a link from there to your blog.

Who we are said...

I would have to agree with popnowlin. It's one of the best stories I've ever read. Lots of quirky characters and a special blend if scifi and fantasy. Would make a great movie. Sort of a cross between Altered Carbon and Harry Potter. Very funny in places. It was fun to read. I would like to see more of the same characters. Looking forward to his next book.