Plebs

Plebs

by Jim Goforth

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ISBN-13: 9781495240393
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/16/2014
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.21(d)

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Plebs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
susanneleist More than 1 year ago
Horror stories don't usually have such an intense story as this one. The characters and story line are well-developed. The story begins on a dark note and continues this way throughout. Corey and his two friends innocently follow pretty girls across the water and into the woods. The women have Amazon beauty and strength. The boys--I call them boys because that's what they act like--do the women's bidding and seek out a group in the woods, who are holding some of their members. Little do they expect but this second group, the Plebs, are mutants from a science project gone wrong. The three boys go to hell and beyond for their pretty friends. Corey, Tim and Lee grow up a little from their harrowing experience. An attraction forms between Corey and Desiree. This develops between the dark episodes of blood and gore. This book got under my skin. I was horrified but I kept on reading. I wanted to turn away like I do for TV and movies, but then I wouldn't be able to read. If you want a good story and want to be scared, then this book is for you.
Splatland More than 1 year ago
Jim Goforth delivers in his chilling, and often gruesome, horror novel "Plebs". Reminiscent of Tarantino's "Grindhouse" flicks and bloody slasher movies of the '70s and '80s, Goforth tells the tale of three slacker friends (Corey, Tim and Lee) who, after a night of drinking and petty vandalism, happen upon a group of leather and lace beauties who invite them to 'party'. The boys, not believing their good fortune, follow these damsels back to their place, across the lake by rowboat, where even more women await them. However, before the party can begin, the girls ask the guys to do them one itsy-bitsy favor - rescue two of their compatriots who have been kidnapped by a strange group of men called 'the Plebs'. The boys, told the mission would be a piece of cake, acquiesce and then - let the games begin! From here forward, Goforth takes the reader on a roller coast ride of terror and, believe me, the last hundred pages are not for the faint of heart. Woven throughout is a little romance as we watch our protagonist, Corey, grow as a man and discover a purpose to his previous vacuous existence. If you're a fan of good old-fashioned bloody horror, this book will have you sitting up late at night reading and, perhaps, wondering what that sound was just outside your bedroom window!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Plebs" by Jim Goforth is a remarkable entry into the vast canon of horror fiction. Jim has a sense of story and narrative that is so acute, you wouldn't know that "Plebs" is his first book if you weren't told otherwise. Other reviewers have mentioned the story, and how it parallels to Grindhouse cinema. I can't help but agree, however I feel it much more vividly than I do cinema as the printed word is not bound by myriad constraints. It is limited only by the imagination of the writer. Jim has created such resonant imagery that you can't help but let it grip you by the throat and suck you right in to its universe.  "Plebs" is a hell of a ride from beginning to end, if you enjoy Grindhouse cinema, horror novels, or just enjoy a well crafted story you can't go wrong with picking this up. You'll get a feel for the characters, you'll feel for them, you'll laugh and you'll be horrified but you'll enjoy every minute of it
Psychman More than 1 year ago
I was granted the great fortune to read Jim Goforth’s new book PLEBS and I have to say, Jim is a remarkable author who grabs you from the first moment you enter his world and holds you mesmerized until the final word is read. PLEBS is the name of a mutant group living in the woods created by a science project gone wrong. Also living in these woods is a troop of emotionally damaged women who have gathered to support each other. The fact that they are all super-hotties makes the story that much more interesting. Three friends run into this group of ladies and help them rescue two of their friends. What ensues is chaos and death, love, sex and extreme violence! The thing about PLEBS, if you love Grindhouse, you are gonna get a firsthand lesson on how to write it effectively with this book. I felt like Jim had channeled Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino and well, most of the 70s and 80s exploitation films I used to watch. His extraordinary writing skills let this book run like a movie from a New York or San Francisco back alley theater in your mind. It is filled with violence, sex and bizarre subject matter. Jim’s imagination goes loco and we benefit when he bleeds all over the page! All his characters are awesomely developed, the plot line is awe-inspiring and the grindhouse feel is intense. Jim is an author the reading public needs to watch out for because he has made an impressive outing with this book which just demonstrated what this young man is capable of. I read a lot of books and some are very good, some are great and some, well there is not a word descriptive enough of how fantastic this book is. Thanks to Jim Goforth for letting his story take me on an adventure of a lifetime. He is without a doubt an incredible author. Look for this book as it is the one with the fabulous cover and 600 pages of tasty story in the middle. I give it 5/5 stars!