Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Book Review: Grandpa’s Mountain by Arieh Larkey

I thought this was a sweet, short book. No 12-year-old I know would use the language or vernacular you Mr. Friedman of New Jersey would use, but I understand the mechanics of trying to convey so much information to a young audience.

Book Review: All He Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard

The characters in the story are realistic and well written. The personalities involved are entertaining and the storyline is intriguing. There are several main characters but the author does a fine job flowing from one to the other.

Book Review: The Foundling’s War by Michel Déon

Narrowly escaping death by firing squad Jean Arnaud, a 20 year old man and his friend Palfy, a conman, are biding their time in a brothel after the French defeat in 1940. Jean falls in love with a beautiful stranger and gets into serious troubles following his heart.

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Most of all The Martian celebrates human inventiveness and ability to survive. It is an adventure book celebrating intelligence, done with intellect, wit and full of suspense.

Book Review: Mossad Agent Cobra by Dov Nardimon

The narrative is easy to read and the author takes the reader on a worldwide tour with excellent descriptions of the Middle East. The characters are well written with realistic dynamic which works well.

Book Review: The Kryptonite Kid by Joseph Torcia

The story of a young boy, having a difficult life, turning to Superman is engrossing, troublesome, touching and haunting all at the same time. The ending is very powerful and will stay with you for a long time.

Book Review: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

A second rate architect, only accepts his benefactor’s offer to design hiding places for Jews so he can get contracts building factories for the Germans.

Book Review: Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson

Mr. Johnson manages to tackle tough issues with grace and humor using interesting characters and plot twists. This book would make an excellent choice for a book club, as there is much to discuss and address.

Book Review: The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

Klara Walldéen is an aide to the European Union Parliament who is working in Brussels. Klara grew up with her grandparents on a remote archipelago in Sweden. Accidentally Klara has gotten possession of a laptop containing information that the European Union as well as the US government does not want to be publicized.

Book Review: Forgiving Maximo Rothman by A. J. Sidransky

This is one of those rare books which are intelligent, informative and entreating. Mr. Sidransky is an excellent author and I’m looking forward to reading more of his work.

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