Reviews and Recommendations by Mel Odom, Professional Writer

Archive for the ‘Television/Movie Tie-In’ Category

CHEKHOV’S GUN by Vin DeLoach

March 23, 2014

Chekhov’s Gun by Vin DeLoach is a novella based in the new Kindle Worlds licensed franchise of Veronica Mars. I was a fan of the television show, and am currently aggravated that the movie has not shown up yet in my hometown. So when I heard that there would be new Veronica Mars stories I […]

A STIR OF ECHOES by Richard Matheson

December 28, 2013

I saw Kevin Bacon in Stir of Echoes years ago and really enjoyed the movie as a slow boil horror/mystery. I’d known Richard Matheson, a renowned writer who produced tales of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and penned more than a few Twilight Zone episodes, had written the book the movie was based on, but I’d […]


January 29, 2013

The television show Leverage has been a staple around my house for the last five years. I can’t believe it’s been that long, and I can’t believe it won’t be back next summer. Learning that was a total bummer because I totally enjoyed the characters. When I learned that there would be some original novels […]

DRIVEN by James Sallis

May 4, 2012

I read James Sallis’s first Driver novel before it had even been optioned for a movie, or made into one starring Ryan Gosling that became an eye-catching movie that captured moviegoers everywhere. I’d hoped that Sallis would follow up with a sequel and was glad when he did. Driven is another slam-bang feast of action […]


January 3, 2011

I deliberately chose a Star Trek book for my first read on my spanking new Kindle. My wife was kind enough to get it for me for Christmas and I’ve been enjoying the device quite a lot. As luck would have it, the Star Trek book I found to read is the first in the […]