My Reviews of Mainstream Authors' Works


James Joyce's "DUBLINERS" is an exceptional collection of stories/portraits about some of the residents of Dublin, Ireland early in the 20th century. Joyce's writing is lyrical, intimate and insightful. His characters run the gamut from very poor to very wealthy, and all have their personal battles, triumphs, and jarring revelations. I had heard of this book for years, but never read it because I was intimidated by the fear that his writing would be difficult to understand. Well, nothing could be farther from the truth! Joyce writes in a modern tone that is easy to read and understand. His characters could easily be people from our present day, as their situations transcend time and cultures. This is a book to be read one or two stories at a time (the better to reflect upon). As a whole, DUBLINERS is both astounding and fulfilling. I highly - highly - recommend this classic to all readers!

Scary scenario of a family exper-iencing life after the destruction of The Grid that we all take for granted today!
Forstchen has a writing style that is very intimate and brings the reader directly into the center of this family's struggle. Thought-provoking, terrifying, and sad - you will find yourself recommending this book to everyone you know.