Sunday, November 22, 2009




Mark Stephen Levy takes his traveling adventures and his personal love
story as he creates an incredible Masterpiece of war, history, and romance. The main character, Danny Benson is a man who makes the
reader turn the pages as fast as the speed of lightning, and has the type of personality that would make your heart melt. As he rides the Magic Bus to Afghanistan in desperate search to find the woman he loves, along with answers to many questions about their relationship, unexpected circumstances changes his life forever. When Danny finds Heather in Kabul, what else does he find? Did Heather ever find herself, and what else does she find? How did the Soviet invasion, and the bomb blast affect Danny's life? Which direction was Danny in, and was it the same
direction Heather was in? Did unexpected events in Danny's life bring him happiness? Why did Danny want to go to Kathmadu?What does the blood stained blue scarf signify? Why was James arrested? What was considered paradise for Danny? Who is Vyasa, and what did he do for Danny? I highly recommend this novel to all fiction, historical fiction, and adventure lovers. The sweet scent of sizzling romance blossoms like a rose as the reader is taken on an interesting journey through the culture and beauty of different countries. Challenges are taken through many twists-and-turns, while war is looming as the pages become covered in drama. The plot is captivating, the story is delightful and the fascinating characters come to life in this unique, emotional roller-coaster ride. The author paints each page with excitement, danger, sorrow, and happiness. A colorful portrait is the result of an unforgettable story that's made for the movie screen. "OVERLAND" is as entertaining as GONE WITH THE WIND, as romantic as JERRY MAGUIRE, and as dramatic as
THE DEER HUNTER with Robert Deniro.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

5 Star REVIEW~"600 Hours of Edward" Author CRAIG LANCASTER


The main character in Craig Lancaster's fascinating story is Edward
Stanton, a man who lives not only isolated from the rest of the world,
but who suffers from mental illness at the age of thirty-nine. Actually,
according to Edward, his true age is calculated at thirty-nine, and
three-hundred days old. His daily routine is based on prozac for his
obsessive-compulsive disorder, writing his unsent letters of complaints,
and watching another repeated episode of Dragnet so that he can pretend that Sergeant Joe Friday is his father as of 1994. Sergeant Joe
Friday became Edward's father figure, after Edward's relationship with
his father began to deteriorate. Edward felt hatred and ambivalence
after his father hit him, and was forced to sign a memorandum of
understanding. Edward's life was controlled by his father through Jay
L. Lamb, who was an attorney for Edward's father. Ted Stanton, Edward's father, was not only rich, but also a very powerful politician
and was the county commissioner. Maureen Stanton, Edward's mother,
was detached from Edward most of his life, until her husband passed
away. I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys an inspiring story,
blended with courage, and hope. This book is also educational as it
conveys the special needs of individuals who are diagnosed with
obsessive-compulsive disorders, and the various paths these individuals walk on to survive. Why did Edward read "The Billings Gazette" everyday, and why was he so fond of the Dallas Cowboys? Will Edward
always live alone in Montana, or will Donna, and Kyle be part of his life?
What does Maureen do when she finds out about the letters that Edward
received from Jay? Does Edward listen to Dr. Buckly, and does he defy
his father? What does Edward say in his "Dear God" letter? Will Edward's life always consist of patterns, facts, and files? "600 HOURS
OF EDWARD" is as heartfelt and touching as the movie AS GOOD AS
IT GETS with Jack Nicholson, and Helen Hunt.