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

Disorder

by Ho Lin

Tender and tortured in equal measure, Amy Crider’s "Disorder" is a mystery that gradually reveals itself to be a perceptive character study. In a wintry upstate New York town, literature student Diana has gone missing, and her roommate... Read More

Book Review

The Contagion Next Time

by Ho Lin

In "The Contagion Next Time", Sandro Galea calls for improving public health—including the public’s understanding of public health—following the revelations brought about by Covid-19. The book’s overriding question is of how to... Read More

Book Review

Blood in the Water

by Ho Lin

True crime narratives that take place in small towns often reveal as much about the town as they do about the crime itself. Such is the case with the compelling "Blood in the Water", which concerns a death that rocked a Nova Scotia... Read More

Book Review

Paddy Poopenhopper's Magic Turds

by Ho Lin

The unorthodox picture book Paddy Poopenhopper’s Magic Turds communicates an appealing message about kindness. Heather Lonczak’s entertaining picture book Paddy Poopenhopper’s Magic Turds celebrates the virtues of giving to others.... Read More

Book Review

Mastering the Lost Art of Oratory

by Ho Lin

Treating speech writing and speech making as a craft, "Mastering the Lost Art of Oratory" is an excellent compendium of practical advice. Speaking coach Robert Babcock’s self-help text "Mastering the Lost Art of Oratory" includes tips... Read More

Book Review

The Timematician

by Ho Lin

The science fiction novel "The Timematician" includes considerable mayhem before making poignant points about companionship, love, and the need for connections. "The Timematician" is the rollicking second installment of Steven... Read More

Book Review

Friends of the Enchanted Forest

by Ho Lin

"Friends of the Enchanted Forest" is a pleasant holiday story with an enjoyable cast of furry heroes. Glenda Crenshaw’s fun early reader "Friends of the Enchanted Forest" follows five animal friends through their magical adventures.... Read More

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