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    People attending a book presentation by Patrick Brower see the dramatic footage of shots being fired at propane tanks in Granby by the 50-caliber rifle in the Killdozer.

KILLDOZER book gets positive review in on-line site

I was gratified to see that “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage,” received a “highly recommended” review in the respected on-line book review site Midwest Book Review.

The May edition of the online review site featured an entry on KILLDOZER on its section called The Criminology Shelf. Here’s the text of the review but you can find it on your own by going to http://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/may_19.htm#crime

 “Synopsis: On June 4, 2004, Marvin Heemeyer unleashed his gigantic, armored, tank-like bulldozer upon the small town of Granby, Colorado. It was an act of defiant, but misguided, revenge upon those who he perceived had done him wrong in a long series of local property disputes.

Over a period of several hours, Heemeyer proceeded to cause mayhem and destruction while overwhelming the efforts of local police to stop the Killdozer in its tracks. This book recounts the events and actions of the perpetrator leading up to the dramatic rampage as well as the aftermath of the horrendous incident in the community.

Critique: Killdozer: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage is the true story of a rampage that inflicted an estimated $7 million of property damage. In 2004, Marvin Heeymeyer unleashed his grudges against local officials and others who he believed had wronged him by operating a concrete-fortified, rifle-equipped Komatsu bulldozer on the City Hall and multiple buildings. The only fatality was Heeymeyer himself, who ultimately committed suicide – but was this due to Heeymeyer’s restraint, or random luck? Killdozer is an absorbing read from cover to cover, highly recommended.”

It’s always great to receive a positive review like this, especially since “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage,” is a small-publisher venture merged with a strong element of self-publishing.

Sometimes it can be tough to get the attention of book reviewers out there in the big world. But, really, all-in-all, KILLDOZER has gotten some good reviews, both on radio stations, newspapers and in regional magazines.

Top on the list of good magazine reviews was a review in the Colorado Country Life magazine that came out last November. In that edition KILLDOZER managed to get two entries and a very positive blurb as well as being included in the cover photo.

Other publications that have reviewed the book positively are the Granby Sky-Hi News, the Grand Gazette, the Winter Park Times, the Steamboat Pilot and Today, the Summit Daily News and related columns in the Denver Post and the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

Radio stations have also given the book positive attention. Our local public radio station in Grand County, KFFR, started the broadcasting trend of good reviews. Other great reviews included shows on Mike Rosen’s show on KOA radio in Denver, Colorado Public Radio’s show in Colorado Matters, a story on KJZZ in Tucson and a variety of mentions elsewhere.

The book and yours truly even got a great mention on public TV on Jon Caldara’s show The Devil’s Advocate on Colorado Public TV Channel 12 last fall, September, 2018.

As well, the book is the basis for a soon-to-be-released Hollywood-produced documentary film called TREAD. The film premiered at the South by South West Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March and it’s currently being considered by national and world-wide distribution companies.

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