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

The Water Column

by Ho Lin

An imaginative thriller, "The Water Column" suggests more rousing adventures to come. Aran Jane’s "The Water Column" plunges into a mystery from the get-go. Wolf Holzinger appears in a student’s Chicago high-rise apartment seemingly... Read More

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The Other Worlds

by Ho Lin

Tom Mattson’s "The Other Worlds" demonstrates the central, enduring tenet of travel: we’re all connected. Traveler and blogger Tom Mattson has seen a thing or two. "The Other Worlds" is a colorful tour through the far-flung places... Read More

Book Review

Adults and Other Children

by Ho Lin

Lies, misconceptions and self-deception are at the heart of Miriam Cohen’s funny, scathing, and touching collection "Adults and Other Children". Following the fortunes of girls as they navigate the perilous road to adulthood, Cohen’s... Read More

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The Good Hawk

by Ho Lin

"The Good Hawk" imagines a mythological medieval Scotland whose mainland was devastated by plague and whose outer island clans are struggling to survive. On the Isle of Skye, Jaime is a reluctant teen from the Clann a Tuath. He’s... Read More

Book Review

Scotland before the Bomb

by Ho Lin

"Scotland before the Bomb" is a linguistically acrobatic novel that’s filled with zany wit and sheer randomness. There’re heaping helpings of dystopia and absurdity in M. J. Nicholls’s "Scotland before the Bomb", a sprawling... Read More

Book Review

No Good Very Bad Asian

by Ho Lin

Sirius Lee isn’t your stereotypical bookish Asian American dude. An outspoken and confrontational comedian, he has popular stand-up albums and appearances in Hollywood blockbusters on his résumé. But underneath the jokes, his wreck... Read More

Book Review

Unfamous Men

by Ho Lin

In Jeff Gomez’s "Unfamous Men", two friends toil as migrant field workers in California, dreaming of a better life. One is hulking, loyal, and simple; the other is ambitious, quick-tempered, and bitter. It’s an open re-envisioning of... Read More

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