#bookreview: Village Teacher

My Review Village Teacher is a historical novel by Neihtn (Nguyen Trong Hien) set in Vietnam during French occupation at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. The novel opens with the protagonist, a teacher/scholar named Tam, leaving the building where he has just taken a national examination that will determine … Continue reading #bookreview: Village Teacher

#Bookreview: The Attendant

My Review Tony Powers’ psychological thriller The Attendant opens by introducing two New York City residents who could not be more different from each other: wealthy, privileged financier Richard Alleroy and damaged Gulf War veteran Emanuel Graves. The initial set-up of the book was a bit labored for me, with more description than was needed … Continue reading #Bookreview: The Attendant

#bookreview – Tales from the Annexe

Amazon: US UK CA UK AU DE My Review As its subtitle indicates, Tales from the Annex is a collection of seven stories based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West character, followed by seven other tales.  I went into the collection not having read Driscoll’s Herbert West novels or anything by H.P. Lovecraft. I was very … Continue reading #bookreview – Tales from the Annexe

#BookReview: Searching for Eden

My Review The second edition of Keith Madsen’s novel Searching for Eden is the story of a grieving father’s quest to fulfill his fourteen-year-old daughter’s dying vision of the Garden of Eden as affirmation that life on this earth is in fact good. Joining him on this quest are Carmen Ortega, a fourteen-year-old prostitute, and … Continue reading #BookReview: Searching for Eden