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

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

Book Review

Winterkill

by Ho Lin

In Ragnar Jónasson’s "Winterkill", the latest entry in his Dark Iceland series, Detective Ari Thór Arason has just been promoted to inspector in Siglufjörður. He’s anxious about the approaching Easter weekend visit from his... Read More

Book Review

At the Edge of the Haight

by Ho Lin

Unsparing but sympathetic, and with journalistic details, "At the Edge of the Haight" begins on an ominous note: a young runaway, Maddy, and her rambunctious dog, Root, happen upon a dying man in Golden Gate Park. A stranger threatens to... Read More

Book Review

One Simple Thing

by Ho Lin

Rodney is a twelve-year-old with a predilection for adult comics who’s stuck in Hope, a dead end Wyoming town. Nadine is a wary drifter on the run from life and failed relationships, shacked up in the backwoods of Washington state.... Read More

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