“I love the dialogue in a Pluck story. He’s a new pulp master.”
–David Cranmer, editor of Beat to a Pulp
“He writes those quick, hard-hitting bombs as well or better than anybody on the scene today. Keep ‘em coming.
–Wayne Dundee, author of the Joe Hannibal P.I. series and creator of Hardboiled Magazine
“If you don’t know who Thomas Pluck is, you will soon enough. His short fiction is all over the internet and he combines jabs of clever humor with full-impact gut shots.”
–Johnny Shaw, author of DOVE SEASON and BIG MARIA
“Black-Eyed Susan” by Thomas Pluck is short and mean and well-written. I don’t think I’ve read anything by this author before, but I’ll be on the lookout for his name now.”
–James Reasoner, author of The Civil War Series, at his website.
“Another author to watch is Thomas Pluck. He has had a few short stories published and is fantastic. I can’t wait to see what he does with a longer form.”
–Josh Stallings, author of BEAUTIFUL, NAKED & DEAD and OUT THERE BAD, interviewed in Criminal-E
“A fantastic piece here from Mr. Pluck over a A Twist of Noir. He has stated this is the intro to a novel. Check it out, and then demand he finish it.”
–R. Thomas Brown, short story editor at Spinetingler Magazine
“Pluck’s ‘Free Bird’ is a beautifully constructed story about the strength it takes not to act; may bring a tear to your eye.” — Eva Dolan, reviewing OFF THE RECORD
“My favorite story in the collection is ‘Free Bird’ by Thomas Pluck. A Vietnam veteran and his son share a bonding experience around the father’s Trans Am. Whereas most of these stories have bad ends, this one actually surprised me with an uplifting conclusion.” Tim Mayer, reviewing OFF THE RECORD at Z7′s HQ
“If Thomas Pluck weren’t an excellent writer, he would make an excellent superhero, swooping out of the dark night to protect the innocent and punish the wicked. His stories are fierce and often angry and always intelligent.”
–Katherine Tomlinson at Short Story 365.