A Book that Has Everything, Action, Romance, and Philosophy: Reviews for ‘Tail of the Dragon’ novel

Tail of the Dragon is my latest novel that is an action packed thriller saturated with a philosophy of freedom that is unique in literature today.  At this site the videos provided are from radio interviews that I have done ahead of the novel’s release which will provide much of the background information about the story in great detail.  For me the goal was to write the greatest car chase in the history of storytelling, and I feel I did that and then some.  But don’t just take my word for it.  Here are blurbs from people who have read it.  As I get more I will include them here for all to see.   CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES during the making of the book.

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“Tale of the Dragon” is a fun ride with a great message!  Rich Hoffman is a rare, consistent, true conservative voice!
 
–Doc Thompson nationally syndicated radio host and regular guest host for the Glenn Beck Program

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 “With Tale of the Dragon, Rich Hoffman combines NASCAR, Rebel Without a Cause, and Smokey and the Bandit. If you like fast cars, and hate speed traps, this is the book for you. And just every once in a while, any real American wishes he had a Firebird like the one in Tale of the Dragon.”

–Best Selling author Larry Schweikart of ‘7 Events that Made America, America,’ and co-author of #1 Best Seller ‘A Patriot’s History of the United States’

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“Rich Hoffman has very skillfully, and with the obvious storyteller’s touch, expressed some of the great challenges that we face as a society today in a way that anyone can understand and enjoy within the context of a great story. ‘Tail of the Dragon’ will enlighten all who read it, young and old, and I highly recommend it.”

–Joshua Charles co-author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller ‘The Original Argument’ with Glenn Beck

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“Wow, I just finished reading ‘Tail of The Dragon’ and I physically feel like I just got off a roller coaster without the benefit of a safety harness. 

If you believe that progressive policies pushed by collectivist politicians can rob a vibrant free and independent country of its spirit, how excited you will be to see one man, desperate for freedom – powerful enough and devoid of chains, who refuses to capitulate, take on a government without a soul and bring it to its knees!

The spirit of Ayn Rand is still alive and is being lived and written about by Rich Hoffman…Galt/Stephens 2016!

I was impressed how this skillful author can tell this story that involves sleazy politics without using profanity. 

Hoffman got it right.”

–George Lang, West Chester Twp. Trustee, (voted in the top 100 places to live in the nation.)

“Just finished the book and am sweating profusely. Wow, what a ride !!!  Fasten your seat belts for one of the most thrilling rides ever in print.”

 —Ron and Nancy Johnson from Discovery Channel’s Hell Roads episode on Tail of the Dragon (SEE THAT VIDEO HERE)

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In a society disconnected and apathetic to the “fundamental transformation” of our country, Rich Hoffman has brilliantly created a novel that can entertain to the masses while still delivering a powerful message that needs to be heard.  If you’re looking for a thriller that appeals to your rebellious but still common sense driven self, be sure to fasten your seat belts, pop your clutch, and peel out for Tail of the Dragon.”

–Matt Clark from the Clarkcast Radio Network, WAAM Radio, Ann Arbor

Rich Hoffman’s book ‘Tail of the Dragon’ takes you on a joy ride through the winding hills of Tennessee and through the exploration of truth.  From the book, ‘truth isn’t something you can hide from people.’  Rich Hoffman doesn’t hide the truth about the intrusion of government in all of our lives.” 

–Ann Becker–President of the West Chester Tea Party

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I just finished my copy of the ‘Tail of the Dragon’ and I have to say that it is a magnificent, classic, American tale! I can’t explain how deep of a love I feel for this country after reading it and how refreshed my patriotism has become. Because of this story I feel a want to set things in a better direction not only for our country as a whole but for myself as well. This is definitely in my top 10 books of all time.

– Brooke Townsend

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I really enjoyed the chase sequence…would love to see that filmed.

– Nance Kruh-Meyer

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A great read. You will enjoy the book. It is real life, and exciting!

– Graeme George

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Now help make this book part of a new generation of storytelling.  Buy the book and tell a friend how much you enjoyed it.  Be sure to ‘friend’ us on Facebook.  The book is available anywhere books are sold through Baker and Taylor distribution.  A link to Publishers Direct Book Store is here:

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Visit the novel’s OFFICIAL site:

www.TAILOFTHEDRAGONBOOK.com

Title: Tail of the Dragon

Genre: Philosophy, Action

Author: Rich Hoffman

ISBN-13: 978-1-58982-694-6

ISBN-10: 1-58982-694-9

Release Date: September 4th 2012

Binding: Soft Cover

Page count: 232 pages

Dimensions: 5 X 8 inches

Retail cost: $22.00

Distribution: Baker & Taylor

Publisher: American Book Publishing

Imprint: Bedside Books

Contact the author directly at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=109796582&trk=tab_pro

or

www.OVERMANWARRIOR.com

Link to the PR department at American Book for author interview and speaking engagements along with the Tail of the Dragon Press Release

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/tail-of-the-dragon-press-release/

T-shirts and other Tail of the Dragon merchandise are available at:

www.TAILOFTHEDRAGON.com

Rich Hoffman
https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com

My New Book: The Tail of the Dragon

For the last couple of months I have received a lot of email asking me why I spent so much time dealing with education issues but not addressing the obvious problems involved in law enforcement and the incredibly top-heavy budgets involved with them.  Well, it’s a bigger issue and can’t really be dealt with locally like education issues can.  And to me, I knew I recently completed the first draft of my second book The Tail of the Dragon that takes a hard look at just how far law enforcement has a right to go into our lives and the impact ethically that having too much restriction can have on the human soul. 

It has been quite a journey writing that novel. It started with a trip my wife and I took to the Smoky Mountains, where we ran the famous Tail of the Dragon on our motorcycle.  On that trip we witnessed the heavy hand of the THP as shown proudly in the video below.

I’m a small government guy. My childhood roots are in great car chase films like Hooper and Smokey and the Bandit. The way the Tennessee Highway Patrol acted toward drivers on the Tail of the Dragon set my blood boiling a bit.  So I wanted to do a story about The Tail of the Dragon, and the aggressive, and in some cases oppressive police presence there, and make the whole story like the climax of Hooper.   View that video below.

It is my belief that writing a novel can add new mythology to the embroidery of human existence, and is the most important, and responsible job on the face of the planet.

While most of the old car chase stories are considered to be low brow entertainment, I see a level of sophistication in simplicity that is missing from modern stories, which prevents readers from falling in love with the characters like some of the beloved characters of those old films and TV shows.  

The Dukes of Hazzard, which was on every Friday when I was a kid, still has a popular appeal to many.   To this day they still have these Dukesfest events where they jump and crash cars and everybody has a great time. I love events like this, because everything is so “unsafe,” and people have fun knowing how dangerous everything is. It’s a culture that most in New York and Los Angeles don’t know much about, but it represents a huge part of the country, particularly in the south.  And it’s a market that has been largely ignored.

Below is the famous Blues Brothers mall scene. Nobody has done a mall car chase like this in over thirty years! This is still a classic and beloved by millions, many for this scene alone.  So I made sure there was a mall scene in my book.

This past election put me on every news station in southwest Ohio, I was quoted in every newspaper, my presence was in high demand on talk radio, but above all those efforts, it was my ability to write, and communicate that made the difference on the unpopular issue of forcing education reform and defeating issue 2.  But I don’t plan to stop there.  Those of you that know me best understand I am not new to taking positions where I speak out on topics.  The issues explored in the Tail of the Dragon however, are larger and more complicated and require a broader public tapestry than what I can explore in a blog, and those other forms of communication.     

I think it’s time that something in our modern culture can reflect the happy-go-lucky attitude and tenacity displayed in scenes like this one from Hooper.  Socially, we’ve all become so sensitive that we’re all about to burst with frustration.  I offer the Tail of the Dragon as a relief valve for that frustration.

I wrote The Tail of the Dragon to entertain, and provoke thought.  It is an exploration of an authentic human existence explored through Rick Steven’s who after 20 years of marriage and a grown son that has just moved out of the house, finds he and his wife had seen their personal hopes and dreams drift away over the years.  Rick had put aside a career as a race car driver to raise a family, a decision that had always haunted him. Rick meets Chet Watson, a powerful attorney and former candidate for governor of Tennessee and finds himself caught up in the games of Watson and the current Governor of Tennessee in a plot to run for President of the United States by increasing the hiring of police officers all over the state.

CLICK BELOW AND LISTEN TO ME READ THE FIRST TWO PAGES:

After reading the first draft, I feel the work is close to what I’m looking for. The story is there and I’m happy with how the scenes go to together. Now it’s time for some re-writing. But, I am happy that I was able to capture the good old fashion thrill of the car chase story spewing with romance and danger, and to have characters that people might actually invest their emotions in.

And for the record, it’s OK to thumb you nose at the law……………..it’s even healthy for our republic.  So please, enjoy my new novel Tail of the Dragon, seen in the clip above and celebrate the law breakers who keep America free.

Rich Hoffman

www.overmanwarrior.com

For info on my screenplay The Lost Cannibals of Cahokia, check it out here.  I’ve been looking for a good group to assemble for that project.