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This Side of Zero – Kirkus Reviews

Several characters fight the demons of their tormented childhoods and strive to be on “the right side of zero” in this dark tale. Linnell’s (Reflex Blue, 2014) novel is told from the perspectives of three troubled residents of a small Minnesota town: Denise Dupree, Carl, and Rex. Denise struggles with alcoholism. Carl, who pines for […]

This Side of Zero – Indie Reader

Told from varying points of view, this creepy tale of family dysfunction, personality disorders, and addiction is told through entries in a little black book, letters to family members, a police report, and the uncensored thoughts of the unreliable narrator and primary protagonist, Carl. Set in a small, claustrophobic Minnesota town, the pieces, parts, and […]

From the St. Paul Pioneer Press Article “4 new books from Minnesota authors that plumb emotional depths”

By MARY ANN GROSSMANN | | Pioneer Press August 5, 2018 at 11:31 am   “This Side of Zero” by Eric Linnell (CreateSpace, $15): Why is there an image of a guy wearing a gas mask on the cover of Minnesotan Linnell’s psychological thriller? Because he’s holding a prisoner in a basement and there’s no […]


From 6/11/18 Meet Eric Linnell!  He is a published author, father of 3 and BIG INK employee of 6 years. Summer is finally in full swing here in Minnesota and we’d like to suggest a good book for summer reading over these next few warm months. Eric, a BIG INK employee, recently published his second […]

Local Author Releases Dark Thriller

5/16/2018 By Justin Theese Contributors: Renee Theese, Eric Linnell On June 28th of 2014, Eric Linnell made his debut as an author by publishing the mind-bending Reflex Blue, a coming of age novel that kept the reader guessing until the final chapter.  Accolades from admiring readers immediately followed the Minnesota based author, and this led […]