Sunday, January 28, 2018

Review of "Gables Court"

Samuel Baas, a young Jewish lawyer living in Miami, can't say no to people. He tries to help everyone. For a guy who wants to wait for marriage to enjoy sex, he's getting plenty. He works for little or nothing and it doesn't seem to bother him. Wierd dreams or flashbacks permeate his life. There's a girl named Kate, a boy named Daniel and a Nazi named Gleba, therein lies most of the story except for Gary, his best friend. There is more, but somehow it felt insignificant. It seemed like a strange novel to me, not bad, and maybe I didn't really understand it. It could be Kessler's style that threw me and his voice is low. If you like a story off the beaten path, this one is for you. 3 Stars

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Review of "Time Doesn't Matter"

This is kind of a two-part story; part one Nat-ul, the prehistoric cave girl and part two, Victoria Custer, aka Vic Challenger, the 1920's world traveler. Both characters had adventures surrounding killing wild beasts in order to survive and other life-threatening experiences. It really was never clear whether Vic had a dual personality, and ancestral memory and senses, or if she just had vivid dreams that helped her through the plot. In any event, the characters weren't well developed. The story was mildly entertaining, but the plot was repetitious and lacked progression and depth. 2 Stars