Foreword Reviews

Ho Lin, Book Reviewer

Ho Lin is the author of China Girl and Other Stories, a finalist for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards. He resides in San Francisco and is co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector (www.caveat-lector.org). His passions include creating music, the New York Football Giants and green onion cakes. More on his work can be found at www.holinauthor.com.

Book Review

Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun

by Ho Lin

Packed with violence and mordant humor, Jeff Chon’s novel "Hashtag Good Guy with a Gun" is unsparing in delivering cutting commentary about contemporary America. When Scott, a disgraced former high school teacher, invades a pizza... Read More

Book Review

Solo Viola

by Ho Lin

Antoine Volodine’s superb post-exotic novel "Solo Viola" imagines a society that’s one step removed from reality. With a narrative spiced up by absurdity and a dead serious message, this is a brisk, engrossing, and phantasmagorical... Read More

Book Review

It's In Our Nature

by Ho Lin

It’s In Our Nature is an entertaining fantasy novel with strong roots in Black American culture. Jacqueline T. Small’s fantasy novel It’s In Our Nature focuses on a family whose members are gifted in the occult. The La Magies are... Read More

Book Review

Bone Tree

by Ho Lin

With an appealing mix of spooky suspense and comedy, "Bone Tree" tackles a serious, delicate subject: dealing with the loss of a loved one. Sixth-graders Roman and Elsie are best friends. Tragedy strikes when Roman is diagnosed with... Read More

Book Review

Mirror Lake

by Ho Lin

"Mirror Lake" might appear to be a mystery at first glance, but Andrée A. Michaud’s sometimes confounding, sometimes funny novel defies easy categorization. Recently relocated to an isolated lake in Maine, crotchety Robert and his dog... Read More

Book Review

About Us

by Ho Lin

The bittersweet and reflective novel "About Us" finds a young boy considering intriguing ideas in the late 1960s. Robert Chevrier’s novel "About Us" is cheeky, flamboyant, and stuffed with musings on the nature of art and the universe.... Read More

Book Review

Hands-on Brain

by Ho Lin

The New Age theories in "Hands-on Brain" include useful exercises for cleansing the mind and spirit. Rene Qian’s New Age text "Hands-on Brain" explores how the brain’s electrical fields impact people’s physical and mental health;... Read More

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