In over 50 years of teaching I have seldom found a more perfect book to foster love of reading with its mix of humor, drama, and rocket paced action… If these guys aren't scooped up as the next J.K. Rowling, then Hollywood is missing the boat.
Los Angeles, Ca. (PRWEB) August 21, 2009
Rick and Bobo is a new superhero series that has garnered praise from young adults and adults who are young at heart by using, in part, a cinematic style of writing. Originally written as theatrical scripts by two movie fanatic brothers, it has been converted into a fast paced quadrilogy of books with a feature film feel.
Rick and Bobo is written by and based on two unique brothers: a hot tempered, muscle-bound trucker with a 200 IQ and his adventure seeking, job-hopping older brother. They are big Matrix fans, but felt disappointed by the final installment and were inspired to write their own. Six years later the Rick and Bobo series is complete and their first book is already winning five star reviews.
The Rick and Bobo Universe
The authors have constructed complete websites for the characters, businesses, and products in the book. This extension of the story allows readers to view photos of their favorite characters and see them in their everyday lives and businesses.
They are also giving readers the opportunity to become authors themselves by inviting them to write about the characters as reporters for the newspaper featured in the book, which has been brought to life with its own website and subscribers.
At a time when traditional publishing is almost unattainable for new writers, and the average self-published author sells less than 100 copies, two brothers are pulling out all the stops to beat the odds in the hopes of one day seeing their series on the big screen.
Ray (Bobo) is an adventurous vagabond, the polar opposite of his quick-tempered, genius brother, Richard. When one of Ray's fancies makes him a multimillionaire, he calls on his brilliant brother to help him with his wildest idea yet: become a superhero. But when their purchase of key components draws the attention of the megalomaniacal Freya Bakken, the brothers quickly discover that no superhero is complete without a supervillain.
"Five stars! Move over Spiderman, Batman and the Fantastic Four; there are new superheroes in town!... This book would become a box office hit if it were made into a movie." -- Debra Gaynor, ReviewYourBook.com.
"In over 50 years of teaching I have seldom found a more perfect book to foster love of reading with its mix of humor, drama, and rocket paced action… If these guys aren't scooped up as the next J.K. Rowling, then Hollywood is missing the boat." -- Dr. Robert Rose, teacher, author and blogger for the Huffington Post.
"Five stars: Rick and Bobo is an engaging, fast-paced 'movie style' book that may wind up defining a new genre!... The scene changes and descriptions gave the story a great pace and made me feel like I was watching a movie." -- Stephanie Rollins, BookReviewsRUS.com.
The Real Rick and Bobo
Nick and James Ventrillo are very much like their Rick and Bobo counterparts. Nick relegated himself to the seclusion of long haul trucking because of an isolating intellect and resulting quick temper. Now in his late 30s, he has become more tolerant and personable, and after reading through a dozen phonebook-sized computer manuals, has acquired Microsoft Certifications seasoned professionals rarely obtain.
His older brother James is his opposite in both intelligence and personality, jumping from job to job, state to state, country to country in search of constant adventure. After spending the past year as a volunteer high school teacher for at-risk teens, he now works as a freelance web designer in Los Angeles.
For more information, please visit RickandBobo.com or contact James Ventrillo at (818) 669-4070.
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