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 Horseman's Song

by Ho Lin

Ben Pastor’s Martin Bora series mixes historical fact with fiction and is told from the perspective of Bora, a World War II German officer and master detective. The Horseman’s Song, the sixth entry in the saga (and a prequel to the... Read More

Book Review

Hell Chose Me

by Ho Lin

Bryan Walsh is a marine corps deserter, former IRA bagman, and all around hard case. Back stateside after a stint in Ireland, he’s currently employed by a local gangster and barely scraping by, spending his days rubbing out low-lifes... Read More

Book Review

The Book of Delights

by Ho Lin

Ross Gay is known for his poetry, but "The Book of Delights" proves that he’s also an adept essayist. In composing the book, Gay operated under a simple principle: keep a diary of entries over the course of one year, with each entry... Read More

Book Review

Beginnings

by Ho Lin

In Thomas D. Peacock’s "Beginnings", Donovan “Little Wolf” Manypenny is an Ojibwe descendant who was raised by a white family in Boston. When his grown daughter digs into his family’s past, it sets him on a geographical and... Read More

Book Review

The Body Myth

by Ho Lin

Witty, melancholic, and dramatic by turns, Rheea Mukherjee’s "The Body Myth" is a touching love story about misfits searching for togetherness, even if that togetherness might not be healthy for all concerned. Set in Suryam City in... Read More

Book Review

To Keep the Sun Alive

by Ho Lin

An intimate yet sprawling chronicle of life in Iran before and during its revolutionary years in the late seventies, Rabeah Ghaffari’s "To Keep the Sun Alive" presents the nation’s monumental changes from the perspective of a small... Read More

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