ReviewFix.com says, "Florino brilliantly connects the strange occurrences of a symbolic pentagram to Sam in a way that keeps the reader hooked throughout.....chock full of symbolism, character development, and intriguing suspense."
Matt writes, "Rick Florino understands the tender strands of the human psyche, just as he knows when, and how hard to pull them; often targeting the taboo as the primary victims. It’s a trend that, throughout the course of the first book’s could indeed be labeled reparative by some, but Florino’s versatility as an author keeps familiar schemes unique in each specific circumstance...."
September 10, 2010
Royal Flush Magazine is premiering the first three chapters of Arielle here!
"This quick taste is just enough to introduce us to the very human individuals that find themselves wrapped in the seedy underbelly of the town they call home, Dolor..."
Matt goes on, "Chrissy moves at a rapid pace that allows for excellent character development and engaging plot twists to take shape...it gives way to one particularly disturbing revelation that echoes in the mind for far more than a mere moment..."
June 24, 2010
DOLOR: Arielle | Book III & DOLOR: Chrissy | Book II cover exclusively revealed on Bloody-Disgusting.com! It'll be available this September here!
Look at the cover now!
March 30, 2010
Devildriver, Dolor and Bloody-Disgusting.com are giving away an ESP guitar signed by Devildriver as well as signed copies of DOLOR: Lila | Book I & DOLOR: Chrissy | Book II! What's the catch? All you have to do is answer some questions from Dolor! Check out the contest here!
March 13, 2010
DOLOR author Rick Florino was interviewed by Dana Feldman of The Examiner! Check it out here! Excerpt: "Rick Florino is a writer that can be compared to Stephen King...He was put on this earth to tell stories and that is exactly what he is doing."
March 4, 2010
DOLOR: Chrissy | BOOK II received a phenomenal review from BandVibe.com! Check it out here! Excerpt: "Welcome to the mind of author Rick Florino, a twisted place to visit. His writing style is close to the style of Chuck Palahniuk or Tom Robbins, strange, dark and witty."
March 4, 2010
DOLOR: Chrissy | BOOK II was featured in the brand new issues of Shallow Graves Magazine! phenomenal review from BandVibe.com! Check it out here!
March 3, 2010
DOLOR: Chrissy | BOOK II received an incredible review from MetalExiles.com! Check it out here! Excerpt: "A gritty series of illustrated novellas about tragic characters, fantasy, and horror…Rick Florino’s ability to write tight convincing dialogue, plot, and intrigue is exceptional...the Dolor series drags a reader in from the first page and tells a full story in a limited time."
February 28, 2010
DOLOR: Chrissy | BOOK II received a rave review from our good friend Rod Lott, editor-in-chief of Bookgasm.com! Check it out here!
February 21, 2010
Book Legion is featuring a rave review of DOLOR: Chrissy | BOOK II. Check it out here!
Here's an excerpt, "The look and feel really reminds me of the original Crow graphic novel, which was an independent masterpiece of its era...This second book in the Dolor series is not only a fun read, but it's a fantastic and twisted look into an entirely new world!"
Here's an excerpt, "Florino is now in the midst of his unholy creation, the Dolor series...It is shaping up as a must read for aficionados of horror, suspense, and intrigue."
January 25, 2010
Bloody-Disgusting,com, my brothers-in-blood, are featuring an awesome EXCLUSIVE interview with me, Dolor creator Rick Florino, about the series and some secrets are revealed! Don't miss it! They rule!!!! Check it out here!
January 21, 2010
DreadCentral.com is featuring an exclusive DOLOR: Chrissy | Book II. It's got some sick photography, dead girls, guns and a mirror that's alive. Plus, there's a quote from our good friend and favorite author Mary Forsberg Weiland (Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll and Mental Illness). Check it out here!
January 16, 2010
DOLOR: Chrissy | Book II will officially be available here as a download for $5 or signed hard copy for $15 on Thursday February 11, 2010! Our press release went out! Check it out here!
January 12, 2010
Bloody-Disgusting.com premiered the exclusive trailer for DOLOR: Chrissy | Book II! The trailer features author Rick Florino like you've never seen him and some great quotes about DOLOR from Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, J-Dog of Hollywood Undead and many more. Check out the trailer here!
Our good friends at Bloody-Disgusting also posted the Lila documentary here!
Elaine of DREADCENTRAL says, "I am looking forward to the forthcoming nine tales from the denizens, present and past, of Dolor and hope that all ten volumes may one day be published as one volume, much like Stephen King’s The Green Mile."
December 29, 2009
Check out our DOLOR: Lila | Book I documentary on YouTube here! Rick Florino reads the book covered in blood in front of a packed restaurant crowd, he discusses the text and Slipknot & Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Hollywood Undead and New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre all talk about Dolor. Plus, Rick tells legendary Oscar Winner Robert Duvall about the book. See it here! Chrissy Book II of DOLOR will be here in February...
December 23, 2009
DreadCentral.com's Elaine Lamkin comments about DOLOR: Lila | Book I, "If you enjoyed Stephen King's serial novel, The Green Mile, John Saul's The Blackstone Chronicles or, farther back, Michael McDowell's Blackwater Saga, you will love Rick Florino's Dolor series…A heart-wrenching story about every parent's nightmare, Rick Florino's mysterious town of Dolor is a place you would really rather NOT venture into but cannot help yourself. And Lila is only the beginning…"
SHALLOW GRAVES says, "What this book has done to us is it’s taken us on a ride a la early X-Files...If you’ve never heard of the town of Dolor before, you will come to know about it soon enough and you will embrace it, fear it or just simply succumb to the evil that may or may not reside there."
December 14, 2009
LAX Magazine did a fantastic feature on Dolor author Rick Florino and Chrissy artist Kristel Lerman about their partnership, the series and how sick DOLOR: Chrissy | Book II is going to be!
LAX says, "A heartbreaking, horrifying and honest examination of a damaged psyche, true violence, drug addiction and love unreturned...DOLOR: Lila | Book 1 is a horror masterpiece..." Check out the piece below!
December 5, 2009
Dolor author Rick Florino has partnered up with the premier horror site on the net, Bloody-Disgusting.com! Rick's been getting horror movie selections from all your favorite musical acts for Bloody-Disgusting. Check out a sick and hilarious interview about horror with Hollywood Undead here! Also, here's what Bloody-Disgusting's BC had to say about DOLOR: Lila | Book I...
"If the rest of the volumes are even half as good as Lila, we're in for a huge treat…A great start to what appears to be an even greater series..." — BC, Bloody-Disgusting.com
December 5, 2009
Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie, Rookie of the Year Star) took some time out from recording his sophomore album to rep'Dolor on his Twitter page! Check it out here!
November 29, 2009
My boy Joey McIntyre tweeted about DOLOR, check it out here!
Joey says, "Wanna tell you about a cool new free book by Boston native Rick Florino…It's scary!"
November 25, 2009
Bookgasm.com posted a fantasticreview of DOLOR: Lila! Rod Lott writes, "Horror fiction has put a few cities on the map: Castle Rock, Serenity Falls, Orangefield. Add Dolor to that list...It’s easy to get caught up in Florino’s tale, not only because it adheres to storytelling brevity, but also because it has a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to it, dishing out details of drugs, sex and violence." Read the rest here!
November 23, 2009
Hollywood Undead gave out a bunch of books at the sold out Los Angeles stop of the Vatos Locos tour! It was a mindblowing show!
Here's what Hollywood Undead's J-Dog had to say about the book, "I read DOLOR: Lila | BOOK I when I was on an 11-hour plane ride, I got sucked in really fast because the words and illustrations were amazing. You know you like a story when you have hate or sympathy for the characters in it. Then I was just mad at Rick Florino because he hasn't published the rest of the series and I had nothing to do for the other 10 hours."
The band's representing DOLOR in our gallery! See pictures of DOLOR in the merch booth here!
November 16, 2009
Fangoria posted a rave review of DOLOR: Lila! Matt Molgaard writes, "LILA makes for a damn good read. It's creepy in spots, and madly melancholy in plenty of others. Rick Florino clearly understands the sensitivity behind the content, and manages to siphon frightening reality from the idea...outstanding piece of fiction." Read the rest here!
November 4, 2009
Devildriver guitarist Jeff Kendrick blogged about DOLOR: Lila on the official Devildriver web site and MySpace page! Check it out here! Jeff said, "Rick Florino has composed a strong, gripping, epic tale with DOLOR: Lila | Book I that made me want to read the next 9 parts of his DOLOR series right then and there. It's very reminiscent of Stephen King. For anyone who is a fan of horror films or books or anything horror-related, check the book out!"
Check out the post here!
October 27, 2009
DOLOR: Lila will be the exclusive talent gift at Fangoria's Trinity of Terrors on Halloween in Las Vegas featuring our good friends in Slipknot! Check out the gift bag below!
Slipknot & Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor says, "It's very refreshing to see a book that leads you one way, then takes you in a different direction. Great imagination, well-written characters, DOLOR: Lila | BOOK I has it all. I look forward to the next chapter."
October 23, 2009
411mania.com called DOLOR "good and plenty freaky" read the rest here! So sick!
October 12, 2009
DOLOR: Lila was featured on HORROR.COM's official Halloween Book Round-Up! Check it out here! Only the beginning...
October 03, 2009
Last night, Dolor was in the gift bag for Universal's Chiller Eyegore Awards at the frighteningly epic opening of Halloween Horror Nights! Corey Feldman hosted the ceremony and everyone from Rob Zombie to Tobin Bell
(Saw) was present for the fright fest and also got a copy of the first diary of madness—Lila.