Hey everyone (all 1 or 2 of you), I just finished a GREAT new novel called THRIPZ, by Robert Farley. It was written by a good friend of mine and I have to admit I had a role in helping Bob write it. I, and other members of our critique group, critiqued every chapter as he wrote it. BUT, and this is the huge BUT, the final version is SOOOO much better than what we saw originally.

It's probably best described as a techno-thriller about a mad terrorist using genetically altered insects, thrips, to destroy the agriculture on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, but the insects get out of hand and become a threat to human life as well. It starts out with a bang and doesn't let up until the last chapter. Even though I knew what the story was about, Farley's final version still held me glued to the book. It is a real page turner.

My only regret is that Farley didn't find a mainstream publisher for his novel. I truly think he could have sold it and made a lot of money from royalties. Instead, he chose to self-publish it.

If you would like to see more follow this link to Robert Farley's website where he has a trailer and more exciting information about his writing.
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About Paul West

Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

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Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2008

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