Review: Man and Boy

Man and Boy, by Tony Parsons (Touchstone, May 2001. Paperback, 368 pages) Man and Boy by Tony Parsons is the story of how a man becomes a father to his son, and a son to a father. The affection Harry feels for his family, all of it, is obvious from the first page. As evidentContinue reading “Review: Man and Boy”

Review: Transformation

Transformation, by Carol Berg (Roc, August 2000. Paperback, 448 pages) I could not put this book down and I had tears in my eyes before I had turned the hundredth page—that’s how compelling the characters were, right from the outset. Simply, Transformation is the story of two men separated by about a decade, age-wise, andContinue reading “Review: Transformation”

Review: Firebird

Firebird, by Jack McDevitt (Ace, November 2011. Hardcover, 384 pages) ‘Firebird’ by Jack McDevitt starts in much the same way most ‘Alex Benedict’ novels do. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, come into possession of some artefacts and prepare to sell them. Alex Benedict is no ordinary antiquities dealer, however. He has an insatiable curiosityContinue reading “Review: Firebird”