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Rio Youers

Autor(a) de Westlake Soul

27+ Works 501 Membros 37 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Image credit: Rio Youers at HorrorFind September 4, 2010 photo by Nathan Filizzi (yoyogod)


Obras por Rio Youers

Westlake Soul (1780) 74 exemplares
Lola on Fire (2021) 70 exemplares
Halcyon (2018) 50 exemplares
The Forgotten Girl: A Thriller (2017) 45 exemplares
No Second Chances: A Novel (2022) 34 exemplares
Point Hollow (2015) 26 exemplares
Old Man Scratch (2009) 23 exemplares
Refrigerator Full of Heads (2022) — Autor — 20 exemplares
Mama Fish (2009) 16 exemplares
The Angels (2015) 15 exemplares
End Times (2007) 13 exemplares
Everdead (2008) 9 exemplares
Dark Dreams, Pale Horses (2011) 9 exemplares

Associated Works

21st Century Dead (2012) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven (2015) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Wonderland (2019) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror (2015) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Shivers VII (2013) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors (2017) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Psychomania: Killer Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Close to Midnight (2022) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Lost Highways: Dark Fictions From the Road (2018) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 2) (2010) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy (Vol. 1, 2 & 3) (2012) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Spectral Book of Horror Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Gutshot (2011) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 22/23: The Company He Keeps (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction (2015) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 32/33: Far Voyager (2014) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
A Carnivale of Horror (2012) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 24/25: The New and Perfect Man (2011) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Zombies Vs Robots: Diplomacy (2013) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Ten-Word Tragedies (2019) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Not as good as Lola On Fire but the characters were enjoyable and the story moves fast.
Kitty went to Hollywood to become a star, unfortunately she is now a drug courier to the stars and works for Johan a psychotic drug dealer who thinks he is a Viking.
Luke is a disgraced former actor who everyone thinks killed his missing wife.
Tera is a former police officer who is convinced Luke killed his wife.
Johan finds out Kitty has been skimming the designer drug he created and sells and decides she needs to die.
The craziness continues from there.
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zmagic69 | 1 outra crítica | Apr 27, 2024 |
Rio Youers is a fascinating author for me, because I don't know that I've read a single summary of any one of his books that grabbed my attention. Every one of them hits me with, at best, a solid "meh" reaction.

I was pretty much browbeaten into reading my first Youers novel, WESTLAKE SOUL, by two different friends and, much to my surprise, I adored it. And I've enjoyed every single one of the novels he's put out since then.

But this one? This one is, as far as I'm concerned, his best since WESTLAKE. It's smart, it's brutal, it's unflinching, it's touching...Youers can freaking WRITE.

Once again, the summation you'll read can't hope to encompass all the elements that Youers effortlessly squeezes into this story. The best I can give you is, this is what you'd get if you mashed an offshoot of the psychic ability in Stephen King's THE DEAD ZONE, the weird Charlie McGee/John Rainbird relationship in FIRESTARTER, and the tragic, large scale mass killing events of MR. MERCEDES/END OF WATCH. Then layer in a version of Booya Moon from LISEY'S STORY.

Sound like those elements will never come together and work? Yeah, you'd be wrong. Youers not only makes them work, but he wrings all the emotion he can out of them.

So, seriously, if you have read one of the summaries and thought "meh"...give him a shot. No one is writing novels like Youers, aside from maybe Philip Fracassi with his A CHILD ALONE WITH STRANGERS.

Brilliant book.
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TobinElliott | 4 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2024 |
Lola on Fire by Rio Youers is a 2021 William Morrow publication.

It has been a long time since I read a good action thriller. I picked this one up on a whim and got a lot of bang for my buck.

The story opens with a great- but violent- scene that really gets your attention. From there, the pacing slows down significantly, but it didn’t take long for me to become invested in Brody and Molly’s situation. Molly has cerebral palsy and needs special care and medication. Her older brother, Brody, is her only caretaker.

With his back against a wall, a desperate Brody decides to rob a convenience store. From that moment on, his life will never be the same. For starters, he lost his wallet at the store and gets blackmailed into committing another crime- only to discover he’s been framed- forcing him and Molly to go on the run….

But the baddies are hot on his trail as Brody seeks help and answers from a very unlikely source….

This is a fast-paced- action packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end! Though the final showdown might have gone on just a bit too long, I liked the premise, and loved Brody and Molly. Because the book was named after Lola, I do wish we could have gotten a clearer portrait of her, but all’s well that end’s well!

Overall, an exciting thriller, with some nice twists and turns. Definitely a page turner!

4 stars

*Content: Violence and harsh language
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gpangel | 4 outras críticas | Apr 26, 2023 |
What a ride! I raced through this book like wildfire (see what I did there?) and finished in a couple of days.

The novel opens in 1993 with a brutal, action-packed scene of revenge that Lola Bear is taking on mobster, and former employer, Jimmy Latzo.

We then jump forward in time to 2019 where we meet 24 year old Brody and his younger sister by three years Molly who suffers from the pain of her cerebral palsy. The two are on their own after their mom bailed on them years ago and they recently lost their dad.

Down on his luck, Brody decides that the only way to pay for their rent and, more importantly, the medicine that his sister needs, is to rob a convenience store. As he's making his getaway he runs straight into Blair and a whole lot of trouble that will bring them face to face with Lola, Jimmy, and the past.

Bouncing back and forth between the past and present, we learn a bit about each of the key players in this adventure fuelled drama - what made them and what motivates them - and it's easy to root for Brody and Molly.

Youers has written interesting and charismatic characters even if they aren't exceptionally deep. They're well-rounded enough that you care about what happens to them.

But at its heart this is an action thriller and it moves along at strong fast pace. I could easily see this being on-screen. It's been likened to John Wick for its action/revenge driven plot and while it's not quite on that level, I can't say it's that far off.

Better yet, it's got three strong, smart women front and center. Lola and Blair are both Atomic Blonde style badasses and Molly, while living with the challenges of Cerebral Palsey, is clearly the brains and the heart of the operation.

It has been a good long while since I've read an action thriller and I'm glad I picked this one up. I'm also pretty sure that another Rio Youers novel is in my future.
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Jess.Stetson | 4 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2023 |


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