Archive for the ‘Giangregorio Books’ Category

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Living Dead Press Reviews

April 24, 2010

Someone passed through and posted over 30 reviews (update, over 50) of Living Dead Press books in the comments of different posts here in under an hour. Rather than have reviews spread across multiple posts in the comments, anyone interested in reading Living Dead Press book reviews is welcome to visit these links:

Amazon
Amazon.co.uk
Barnes & Noble
More

And don’t miss this review of The War Against Them where someone got in an argument with the reviewer, called the reviewer’s office and tried to get her fired, then went back and deleted all their comments and changed their username to “Suzy Q” to cover their tracks. And the review was 4 out of 5 stars!

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Giangregorio republishes unauthorized DAWN OF THE DEAD sequel

April 22, 2010

Anthony Giangregorio stirred up some controversy with Dead Reckoning: Dawning of the Dead, his apparently unauthorized sequel to Dawn of the Dead (see this post).  Dead Reckoning was quickly pulled from sale, but it looks like Giangregorio just re-released the book as Kingdom of the Dead.

Dead Reckoning:

THE DEAD HAVE RISEN! In the dead city of Pittsburgh, two small enclaves struggle to survive, eking out an existence of hand to mouth. But instead of working together, both groups battle for the last remaining fuel and supplies of a city filled with the living dead. Six months after the initial outbreak, a lone helicopter arrives bearing two more survivors and a newborn baby. One enclave welcomes them, while the other schemes to steal their helicopter and escape the decaying city. With no police, fire, or social services existing, the two will battle for dominance in the steel city of the walking dead. But when the dust settles, the question is: will the remaining humans be the winners, or the losers? When the dead walk, the line between Heaven and Hell is so twisted and bent there is no line at all.

Kingdom of the Dead:

In the dead city of Pittsburgh, two small enclaves struggle to survive, eking out an existence of hand to mouth. But instead of working together, both groups battle for the last remaining fuel and supplies of a city filled with the living dead. Six months after the initial outbreak, a lone helicopter arrives bearing two more survivors and a newborn baby. One enclave welcomes them, while the other schemes to steal their helicopter and escape the decaying city. With no police, fire, or social services existing, the two will battle for dominance in the steel city of the walking dead. But when the dust settles, the question is: will the remaining humans be the winners, or the losers? When the dead walk, the line between Heaven and Hell is so twisted and bent there is no line at all.

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Giangregorio copies King’s The Mist?

August 17, 2009

An anonymous tipster just directed me to this thread on Stephen King’s forum where a poster accuses Giangregorio of plagerizing King’s The Mist in his book The Dark.

I just finished a self-published book entitled “The Dark”, written by Anthony Giangregorio, which is a direct rip-off of your book, The Mist. This book was printed in 2009. This book takes place in a small town in Massachusetts where a man lives there with his wife and small son. It seems that a giant wall of something black is closing off the town and in the dark are giant scorpions and other un-savory monsters from another dimension, that the man, who is stuck in a hardware store alone with his son, his ex-girlfriend and other people of town, must fight.
Sound familiar?

Do we have another potential case of Giangregorio basing work on another’s copyrighted material?  If you’ve read The Dark please let me know your thoughts.

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Giangregorio’s “sequel” to Dawn of the Dead

August 16, 2009

Anthony Giangregorio wrote and self-published an apparently unauthorized sequel to the 1979 film Dawn of the Dead called Dead Reckoning: Dawning of the Dead.  Giangregorio claims that the novel has been removed from print (though at this time it’s still available on Amazon) and is now available as a free download.

After a review of Dawning of the Dead on Fangoria.com (be sure to read the comments there) stirred up controversy, it was discovered Giangregorio had posted then removed a page on his site where he admits that he knew his right to publish a sequel to Dawn of the Dead was questionable.  It also discusses his conflict with author/editor John Skipp over Giangregorio’s publication of an anthology titled Book of the Dead which shares the title of the classic Skipp and Spector zombie anthology.  Giangreorio also admits that he pulled a story from the original edition of Book of the Dead where he had used characters from the film Dawn of the Dead.

Check out a snapshot of the page that Giangregorio posted then removed.