‘My Devotional Thoughts’ website/blog reviews Captain

      While it is always satisfying to get positive reviews, the ones that particularly get our attention are where the reviewer saw and commented on many of the same characteristics of the story that we were specifically trying to build when the novel Captain was being created. Here is a review from the website and blog “My Devotional Thoughts”, which can be found at www.mydevotionalthoughts.com, and a Facebook site of the same...

‘Pittsburgh Frugal Mom’ website & blog Reviews ‘Captain’

  June 26, 2012 The noted ‘Pittsburgh Frugal Mom’ (Dana Vento) website and blog has done not only a very positive review of Captain, but has gone another full level by providing an extensive ‘analysis’ of the novel.  You can find the ‘Pittsburgh Frugal Mom’ on Facebook, Twitter and at her own website at http://www.Pittsburghfrugalmom.com.  If you haven’t read Captain as yet, don’t worry – this ‘analysis’ won’t spoil it for you, but it...

FLYING Magazine’s Captain Les Abend reviews ‘Captain’

  When Thomas Block retired from airline flying in April, 2000, not too long after that he also retired from his position as Contributing Editor for FLYING Magazine (the world’s largest circulation aviation magazine), a position he held for over 20 years.  Replacing him was Captain Les Abend (American Airlines).  Captain Abend has now read ‘Captain’, and here are his comments:               Les Abend’s Review of “Captain.”  ...

“Air Line Pilot” Journal – Review of ‘Captain’

 June 5, 2012 ‘Air Line Pilot‘, the official journal of the Air Line Pilots Association International, has a very nice review of Captain in their June/July issue. They said: “..a suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat account..a truly captivating story..” This review joins the many other media and reader reviews that have raved about the nonstop action, the characters and the emotions that are packed inside this aviation-theme novel. Take a look at the full review from Air Line...

The First 7500 Words Review looks at Captain

“The First 7500 Words” is an Internet Review/blog that has a unique slant – the idea is that readers will only give a book so long to prove its merits, so they do their analysis based on the first 7500 words.  Look at what they said about Captain on July 26, 2012, and you can check out their site at http://first7500words.blogspot.com/        ...

Hezzi-D’s Book Review

  The Internet website ‘Hezzi-Di’s Books and Cooks’ reads and reviews Captain            ...

Cowboy Mounted Shooters endorse ‘Captain’

  September, 2012 Arriving at Murfreesboro for the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Eastern Championships, we were VERY pleased to see that the CMSA Magazine – which had come out just a few days earlier – had run a very positive review of the novel ‘Captain’. Phil Spangenberger, the Editor of ‘The Rundown’, gave Captain nearly a full page in his review; here is one excerpt: “I have to admit that while normally not one to...

Author Nelson DeMille Fan Newsletter talks about ‘Captain’

    (Excerpt from) Nelson DeMille Fan Newsletter, June 1, 2012 ………..Moving right along, my childhood friend, Thomas Block, has written a novel titled Captain. Tom, as you may know, was my co-author on Mayday, an airline disaster novel which is available in all formats, including a waterproof life raft edition. Captain, too, is an airline disaster novel, and Tom, a former U.S. Airways captain, brings his thirty years of flying expertise into this...

Airways Magazine Reviews ‘Captain’

    July 1, 2012     Airways Magazine, a well-respected journal of airliner related features and photos, has run a full page review of  Captain in their August, 2012 issue.  The reviewer, Mark L. Berry, an airline pilot himself, has a great deal of very positive things to say about the novel in his very comprehensive review – take a look!             “…Runs deep with realistic emotion”    ...

Western Shooting Horse Magazine features ‘Captain’

July 5, 2012 Because author Thomas Block has participated in Cowboy Mounted Shooting for many years, several of the magazines associated with this fast-paced equine sport have featured his newest novel, Captain.  Western Shooting Horse, a national magazine that covers many aspects of mounted shooting competitions, has done the following review of Captain in their August/September, 2012 issue.  By coincidence, the lady rider featured on the cover of that issue – Amanda Porter, a...

Flying Magazine features ‘Captain’ in their ENews

June 2, 2012, FLYING Magazine, the world’s largest circulation aviation publication, featured Captain on their ENews feed during June, 2012.  Author Thomas Block had written for FLYING Magazine for over 20 years, retiring from his column and features writing stint with FLYING in 2003.  Here is a copy of their ENews feature:      ...