“NOLAN SCARES ME.” — message written on resident assistant’s door, Mary Washington College’s New Hall, 1994
From Dead Beats Literary Blog about “The Disappearance of Little Tommy Drummond,” November 2013:
“Our latest published piece is a chilling work of prose by Eric Robert Nolan. Entitled ‘The Disappearance of Little Tommy Drumond’, this work is redolent of Stephen King in its perturbing narration. From the very first line ‘A town could die from the inside out’, the reader becomes immediately aware that this piece proffers a warning for the human community as a whole.”
From blogger Andrea Hinchey (The Torn Page) about “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal” (in Dagda Publishing’s short story anthology, All Hail the New Flesh,) January 2014:
From blogger Kimi Small (The Small Girl) about “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal” (in Dagda Publishing’s short story anthology, All Hail the New Flesh,) January 2014:
From Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron (The Bees Are Dead) about “At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal,” August 2017:
“At the End of the World, My Daughter Wept Metal” is a jaw-dropping tale of scientific discovery, the intricacies of paternal love, and ultimately a study in the nightmarish reality so often precluded by humanity’s hubris.
The writing throughout is captivating and vividly coloured; Nolan details a theoretical mechanic elixir in a startlingly knowledgeable manner – indicative of the great amount of personal research and interest that must have been poured into this esoteric subject. He builds a believable relationship up almost from scratch; churning fear, disinterest, psychoanalysis and growth into an eventual, unconditional love; and finally, in a characteristically Nolanesque fashion, leads us to his protagonist’s chilling, purgatorial conclusion…
From the comments section of at Tales of the Zombie War, about “The Siege of Fort Buzzard,” December 2013:
Very well written – one could feel “being there” and going through what the character is undergoing. Realistic, nitty-gritty survival in a horrific and hostile apocalypse. Even the zombies are memorable. They possess real character – almost as much as the hero of our story. There isn’t anything more I can ask for in a zombie story.