Authors: Kevin Findley, Kristi Morgan, and Kenneth Robkin
Published: June 2017, Pro Se Press
Reviewed By: Jessica B
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Pulp Medical contains three short stories written by three different authors. The stories revolve around the lives of nurses and doctors, but with a twist. These doctors and nurses are involved in situations not normally presented to them in the field. The first story, “Harlem Medical” explores a plot where mobsters collide with medical personnel. A doctor gets stuck in between two sides after he saves one of the leaders. “The Healing Curse” revolves around the theme of good versus evil, and the question of using powers and its consequences. (This one was my favorite due to the writing style.) “The Internship” moves rather quickly as the new intern at a hospital discovers an unsettling truth about its doctors and patients.
Although short stories are not my favorite to read, I like how this collection twisted what is expected in society. Doctors take an oath to save lives, but is that always the case? This collection takes readers into difficult dilemmas in three exciting, short stories. I think the length of each of the stories, as well as the collection is perfect. It keeps the attention of the readers to be able to read all three in one sitting (if they would like). Each author has a unique writing style, allowing readers to be able to connect to at least one.
I would recommend this collection to those wanting to explore short stories in a different setting. Anyone who is fans of macabre short stories will enjoy these medical tales.
About the Book:
Doctors and Nurses stand knee deep in Life and Death every single day. And sometimes, it’s their lives that are at risk! Pro Se Productions and authors Kevin Findley, Kristi Morgan, and Kenneth Robkin delve into the world where saving lives collides with crime and danger. PULP MEDICAL puts professional lifesavers and the hospitals and emergency rooms they staff in the spotlight…and in the crosshairs. Sometimes the patients aren’t the only ones that need saving… PULP MEDICAL. From Pro Se Productions.
About the Authors:
Kevin Findley has been writing in the wonderful, macabre worlds of Pulp for two years now. Pulp Medical is his seventh tale to be published and the second with Pro Se. Before taking up the pen, he wielded the sword for twenty years in the U.S. Air Force. Between those decades in uniform and beginning life as a freelancer, he designed and maintained commercial websites for three years. His wife is pleased he began writing as it keeps him home, out of trouble, and where she can keep an eye on him.
If you want to tell Kevin how much you enjoyed Doc Monroe and want to see more of his world, you can reach him at www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-findley-36a20835 . If you didn't like it, tell him anyway; just don't expect a reply. Well, at least not a polite one.
Kristi Morgan lives in Mississippi with her husband, three kids, cat, dog, and turtle.
Ken Robkin lives in the bright sunshine state of Florida where he teaches 3d character animation at Florida State University. He was a character animator for Sony, animating on the Uncharted series, DC universe game and the Jak and Daxter.
Ken has always enjoyed story telling in all its forms, but after a successful Cthulhu themed Kickstarter project that comprised a small fetish and novella, he has been focusing on writing.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.