Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Haji’s Exile gets Excellent Reviews

Haji’s Exile, my short short recently released from Dreamspinner Press, has garnished a few excellent reviews in the past week.

The most insightful review was posted at Reviews by Jessewave, http://tinyurl.com/3dav2n7 where Cole gave the story a 4.75 star rating. He said in part:

The best part of this story is the beautiful prose. Alan Chin has a way of matching the prose to the story and here I often found the prose very musical, with a tempo that matched whatever action the horse is making at that time in the story — a rolling gait, or the ferocious pounding beats of stampeding horses.

Alan Chin does a wonderful job with this story in portraying the shift between the idealistic adolescent and the reasoning adult. At the same time, the story is beautifully written and offers much more than the ending of a love affair. Definitely recommended.

It also had a very nice review at Brief Encounters, http://tinyurl.com/3ttxvnz They said in part:

Instead of a conventional romance, I got a story about love… There were pleasing touches in Nathan’s feelings for Yousef which burn hot and strong, like all young men… The way things work out was a still a shock. It comes during the time of a huge climactic action scene where our emotions are switched suddenly, just as that of Nathan in the story. It was powerful and affecting… There’s a lyricism in the writing, which pleased me greatly, as well as a sympathetic hero.

There were several other five star reviews on Goodreads.com. I would like to thank all the people who have taken the time to review Haji’s Exile. I’m very grateful for your kind words about my work.

Readers can download a copy of Haji’s Exile from Dreamspinner Press http://tinyurl.com/3zctka9

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