Video Interview: Joey McIntyre, Corey Taylor and Hollywood Undead Talk Rick Florino's Dolor
Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:16:58
ARTISTdirect.com editor Rick Florino has compiled a fascinating short documentary about his highly acclaimed first novel, Dolor: Lila | Book I. The novel is available as a free download here. It's sequel Chrissy [illustrated by the amazing Kristel Lerman] drops this February…
In the documentary, Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block talks about the book after Rick's very first "Blood Reading" of Dolor: Lila. Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour also talks to Rick about it. J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears and Funny Man of Hollywood Undead give a massive shout out too.
Plus Oscar Winning screen legend Robert Duvall asks Rick about it during a Crazy Heart interview. The question is prompted by Rick's shirt…Also, there's footage of Rick discussing the text, him reading the story covered in blood and so much more…Check it out below!
The book has received critical acclaim from numerous tastemakers…
Matt Molgaard of Fangoria gave it 3.5 out of 4 stars saying, "LILA makes for a damn good read. It's creepy in spots, and madly melancholy in plenty of others. Rick Florino clearly understands the sensitivity behind the content, and manages to siphon frightening reality from the idea...outstanding piece of fiction."
Rod Lott of Bookgasm.com says, "Horror fiction has put a few cities on the map: Castle Rock, Serenity Falls, Orangefield. Add Dolor to that list...It’s easy to get caught up in Florino’s tale, not only because it adheres to storytelling brevity, but also because it has a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to it, dishing out details of drugs, sex and violence."
BC of Bloody-Disgusting.com says, "If the rest of the volumes are even half as good as Lila, we're in for a huge treat…A great start to what appears to be an even greater series..."
LAX Magazine says, "A heartbreaking, horrifying and honest examination of a damaged psyche, true violence, drug addiction and love unreturned...DOLOR: Lila | Book 1 is a horror masterpiece..."
Yvette Kelley of SHALLOW GRAVES says, "What this book has done to us is it’s taken us on a ride a la early X-Files...If you’ve never heard of the town of Dolor before, you will come to know about it soon enough and you will embrace it, fear it or just simply succumb to the evil that may or may not reside there."
411mania.com says, "Good and plenty freaky!"
Elaine Lamkin of DreadCentral.com says, "If you enjoyed Stephen King's serial novel, The Green Mile, John Saul's The Blackstone Chronicles or, farther back, Michael McDowell's Blackwater Saga, you will love Rick Florino's Dolor series…A heart-wrenching story about every parent's nightmare, Rick Florino's mysterious town of Dolor is a place you would really rather NOT venture into but cannot help yourself. And Lila is only the beginning…"
Check out Rick Florino's new novel Dolor available now for FREE here…
Photo Credit: Corey Soria