Jul 22, 2009

A "Written" Review

Debbie White of Different Time, Different Place Book Reviews is the latest to give her take on Written on the Knee: A Diary from the Greek-Italian Front of WWII edited and translated by Helen Electrie Lindsay. Debbie writes:

"Written on the Knee is a war diary with related letters, photos, and maps included. There are also sections giving a brief history of the time before, during, and after the diary to put the diary in context. It's an interesting, personal look at what WWII was like on Greek-Italian front. Since it's a diary, he often writes a lot about some aspects (like the travel, finding food, finding ways to send letters, interpersonal relations, air raids) and less on others (actual patients and wounds treated and the fighting going on)."

Read the full review here: http://differenttimedifferentplace.blogspot.com/2009/07/written-on-knee-by-dr-theodore-electris.html

Jul 17, 2009

ForeWord Magazine's Review of the Day

A fantastic review of Yankee Invasion has just been posted on ForeWord Magazine's home page. Thank you to Lee Gooden for taking the time to share your thoughts on this novel of which we are very proud.

Gooden writes:

Yankee Invasion is historical fiction infused with an ontological and existential quest and a love story. There is no apparent loss of impact in Timothy G. Compton's English translation. Solares' prose contains a lyricism and a musicality that sings off the page. He writes, 'I turned toward the window, where the face of night pressed against the glass. Threads of frost were starting to form next to the window frames. In the distance I saw the vague, expressionless sky.'