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

Vibrant Interiors

by Ho Lin

Visually stunning and packed with advice, "Vibrant Interiors" serves up plenty of inspiration for adding spice and life to every type of interior space. Author and designer Andrea Monath Schumacher champions an inclusive, multicultural... Read More

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Sinkhole

by Ho Lin

"Sinkhole"’s murder mystery takes place in the swampy hinterlands of Florida, with emphasis on teenage trauma and buried secrets brought to light. In June of 2001, Michelle, a native of the backwater Lorida, comes home for the first... Read More

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Boys, Beasts & Men

by Ho Lin

The line between figurative and literal beasts is blurred in the inventive stories of Sam J. Miller’s Boys, Beasts & Men. The book’s conjured funhouse worlds are both familiar and alien. Small-town family tensions are exacerbated... Read More

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The Lost Ryū

by Ho Lin

In Emi Watanabe Cohen’s family-oriented fantasy novel The Lost Ryū, a boy, with his miniature dragon, comes to grips with past tragedies and forges ahead with optimism. Ten-year-old Kohei lives in Japan, where most people keep ryū,... Read More

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Six Degrees of Latitude

by Ho Lin

"Six Degrees of Latitude" is engaging as it salutes a woman’s discovery of, and connection to, Scottish and Irish locales. Leslie Lee’s travel book "Six Degrees of Latitude" is both an intimate journal and an overview of Scottish and... Read More

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Until It Shimmers

by Ho Lin

"Until It Shimmers" is an involving novel about finding one’s place in the world. Alec Scott’s novel "Until It Shimmers" is about a man’s search for his true self—and his sexual awakening. Ned, the sheltered scion of a well-to-do... Read More

Book Review

The Math Kids

by Ho Lin

In the latest entry in David Cole’s Math Kids series, math whizzes Jordan, Justin, Stephanie, and Catherine are swept up in high-level intrigue as they unravel a particularly puzzling riddle. When the tale begins, the fifth-grade... Read More

Book Review

Asha of the Air

by Ho Lin

In the imaginative, fabulistic novel "Asha of the Air", a woman struggles for freedom and inner peace. This story, equal parts magical adventure and spiritual inquiry, is narrated by a man in a futuristic society who lives in the air... Read More

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