My Review of Grinders by C.S. Boyack


I recently finished reading Grinders, by C.S. Boyack. I always look forward to reading new books by Mr. Boyack and I was not disappointed with this one.

The thing that struck me immediately was the mixture of imagination and possible natural evolution of the developments in both the environment and technology in the future. The book takes place in a future iteration of San Francisco which sees it’s citizens dealing with rising waters that cause them to live beneath the surface in some cases and deal with the effects of rising tides within the city.

The use of the ‘grid’ for the mobility of vehicles is ingenious even describing a sync with handheld devices to warn those absorbed in their cell phones (yes this is predicted to still be a thing in the future) that they are approaching traffic by sending a warning to their screens.

It’s these little touches of a feasible and imaginative future that make this book something special.

Of course, there are the characters. The police officers, Jimi and Lou perform their duties but also know when to bend the rules for the good of humanity. They are well thought out and their interactions our believable and natural.

I highly recommend this book. I also posted a shortened version of this review on Amazon. Please check it out along with the other wonderful works by C.S. Boyack. You can learn about this author and his writing HERE.

32 thoughts on “My Review of Grinders by C.S. Boyack

  1. Super review, Don! I also enjoyed Grinders tremendously. It was wildly imaginative while at the same time being completely feasible and believable. I wandered around that future city like Alice in Wonderland, agog at what Craig Boyack had dreamed up for as perhaps coming our way. (Worried and delighted at the same time, too!) Sharing! 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Sharing Don Massenzio’s terrific review of Grinders (by C. S. Boyack) today, because this book deserves a spot on everyone’s Kindle! It is a pure delight, and if you don’t believe me, just take a look at what Don has to say. His take is in sync with mine that Grinders is an imaginative romp through a not-too-distant possible future and an all-around fun read. After you check out the post, please remember to pass it along so others can discover both Grinders and Don’s website and books, as well. THANKS! And thanks to Don for being such a super friend and generous supporter of writers and bloggers everywhere!

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  3. I enjoyed this review, Don, particularly because you embrace C.S. Boyack’s extensive and entertaining imagination. Although I have not had the pleasure of Grinders yet, I am familiar with his full repertoire of previous books, and find his imagination and writing skills a joy. He shines in his ability to bring all the unusual characters together into a swift and believable plot. My thanks to you, and congratulations to Craig.

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  4. I really enjoyed GRINDERS, too. The world might change, but people stay pretty much the same, and even the grinder was sympathetic, trying to save his wife’s life by keeping her in the tube until he could find a cure for her. I loved Lou’s attachment to the horse he’d had when he was a mounted policeman. Great characters in a future that seemed very real.

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