Monthly Archives: May 2014

Book Review: “Into The Beautiful North” – Luis Alberto Urrea

Book Review: “Into The Beautiful North” – Luis Alberto Urrea My book review of the excellent “Into the Beautiful North”, which is stylistically similar to my forthcoming novel, “ELOISA”, though it heads in the opposite direction of ELOISA’s southward journey: All the able-bodied men went North, to the USA, seeking work. Since none returned, narcos and […]

Book Review: “The President” by Miguel Angel Asturias

Book Review: “The President” by Miguel Angel Asturias A wonderful novel about a terrible topic, “The President” won the Nobel Prize in literature for Miguel Angel Asturias. A Latin American dictator rules through fear and arbitrariness. The most careful lackey can die on an enemy’s vicious rumor hitting the President’s ears. Whimsical decisions bring imprisonment, […]

Book Review: “Honor” by Elif Shafak

Book Review: “Honor” by Elif Shafak It’s for a good reason that I’ve not blogged for a number of months.  Hold back your sneers, it’s not to spare you my banter, but because I’m editing my forthcoming novel, working title “The One and Only Eloisa.”  I’m quite excited because it’s going to make a fine paperweight… just kidding, […]