The staff at Literary Rebel works tirelessly to bring you the best in hard-boiled detective noir, military fiction, and sci/fi fantasy. We are politically incorrect, freedom loving, deplorables with a passion for books.
You won’t find any spineless, liberal twaddle about women dealing with daddy issues at Literary Rebel. What you will find are tough guys, beautiful dames, and guns. Lots of guns! We specialize in books that guys love. If you are easily offended or looking for a safe space, you don’t belong here.
“Fans of Vince Flynn, rejoice!”
Jake Noble, Special Forces veteran and ex-CIA operative, is living on his boat, trying to scrape together enough money for his mother’s cancer treatments. When the Company offers him 150k dollars to track down a missing girl, Noble has no choice but to delve back into the seedy underbelly of Manila’s sex trade.
“Grabs hold from the very first page and doesn’t let go until the bullet-riddled, pulse pounding finale.”
What is there to say about Brad Thor that hasn’t already been said? He’s arguably the reigning master of military/spy thrillers alive today. If you haven’t read any of his books yet, Lions of the Lucerne is the place to start. His books are bestsellers for a reason. Scot Harvath is a grade A bad ass and Brad Thor’s writing is top notch. Don’t miss this first book in a great series. The crew at Literary Rebel are big fans!
If you’ve never read Mickey Spillane, you’re in for a treat. He’s a master of early pulp literature. Along with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Spillane helped create the hard-boiled genre. His stories are about tough guys, guns and femme fatales. Spillane’s writing doesn’t pull any punches and his prose is electric. This is the birthplace of the iconic hard-knock private eye, Mike Hammer.
Tokyo Noir is a better than average crime drama by J. Scott Matthews. The writing is solid and the characters are believable, if not exactly relatable. It is a fast paced tale of betrayal, love and revenge. The author doesn’t pull punches, but there is some clap trap about global warming thrown in, so proceed with caution. Still, it’s worth a read.
Redneck Eldritch is a book of short stories that revolve around the works of the late, great, H.P. Lovecraft.
Sometimes amusing, sometimes horrifying, always unsettling, sixteen authors bring you sixteen tales of white trash meeting dark gods, the yellowed bones of antiquity, and colors that can’t be named. Including Writers of the Future winner and Hugo/Nebula/Campbell nominee Brad R. Torgersen, Writers of the Future winner Robert J Defendi, Hugo nominee Steve Diamond, and many more!
We love it because it includes some spine-tingling horror/comedy tales featuring heroes that are anything but politically correct.
The crew at Literary Rebel is really excited about this one!
In 2040s America, civility is prized above truth, conformity above free expression, and “green” living above basic human needs. Most have given up, too busy trying to survive in a country where life is cheap and necessities are scarce. Yet even in the midst of drudgery and despair, unbroken spirits remain.
Marina Fontaine is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union. She uses personal experience to craft a novel that takes an intimate look at life in a totalitarian society and the role that individual choices play in advancing the cause of liberty.
This book is an awesome testament to the spirit of freedom by an immigrant and patriot to America. We need more like her. Pick it up on Amazon today and be sure to leave a review.
From Tom Clancy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author–comes a gripping story of the Ryan family under fire. In an explosive wave of violence, an ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA is hunting one man for his act of salvation in an attempted assassination. And now Jack Ryan must pay…with his life.
The Good: Tom Clancy is the undisputed grandmaster of techno thrillers. He really knew his stuff and he was a die hard conservative. In fact Ronald Regan said his first book, Hunt for Red October, was: “The perfect Yarn.”
The Bad: Clancy tends to follow the story down rabbit holes, showing the audience in-depth information and inner thought processes of minor characters. That tendency turns what could have been a four hundred page book into an eight hundred page doorstop. But if you are a fan of Clancy, you are probably in it for the long haul.
Why we like it: This is arguably one of the best entries into the Jack Ryan series. Patriot Games tells the story of how Ryan came to work for the CIA to begin with. The action scenes are few and far between, but they are worth the wait. Jack Ryan is a down to earth, every man, trying to protect his family against an radical offshoot of the IRA.
Escaping Infinity is an interesting book that can only be billed as one part Twilight Zone, one part Hotel California. It is definitely worth a read if you are into speculative science fiction. We don’t want to spoil anything for you, so we’ll just give you the set up; two guys are on their way to Phoenix when they stop for the night at a hotel. What they don’t know is that no one who checks in ever checks out.
The Good: Paolinelli understands what a good mystery is all about. That’s right, mystery. At it’s heart, this is a mystery book. The author does a better than average job of placing all the puzzle pieces in the opening of the book and giving the reader a chance to figure it out. Despite that, I was still guessing at the 3/4 mark.
The Bad: This book starts off at an almost leisurely pace but patience is will be rewarded. Other than that minor complaint, there are a lot of characters in this book and they all have back stories. While Paolinelli works hard to keep them separate and interesting, a few of them could have been edited out without the tale loosing any of it’s impact.
Why we like it: The author thumbs his nose at the science fiction establishment with his verdict that the natural state of mankind is not improving, but rather spiraling into chaos. That is a grand departure from the current crop of science fiction cannon which suggests the future will be sunny and bright as mankind continues to adopt more and more SocJus from the enlightened progressive playbook. The author even has the audacity to suggest that Americans from earlier centuries may have known something we have lost or forgotten. To which Literary Rebel replies; Two Thumbs Up!