Book Review – Crimson Clouds (3 Stars)

Book Cover - Crimson Clouds

Let me start by saying that I liked this book a lot. However, due to the nature of our review site, it only merits three stars (more below). If you are looking for a quick, entertaining read, I recommend picking up a copy of Crimson Clouds. This book was featured in our last book poll, as well as one or two polls on Book Club Reading List. Unfortunately, it never won. I chalk the losses up … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Claude Nougat

Book Cover - Crimson Clouds

What is your experience with the setting of the book? Have you visited or lived in the area? If 'yes', what about the area inspired you to use it as the setting?

I have lived in all the major settings of "Crimson Clouds": New York, Paris, London, Rome but also in the lesser known ones, like that house by the lake (Lake Trasimeno) in Umbria (a lovely region right next door to Tuscany) - and the house I describe in the book is in fact a house I know intimately (it's my own). … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal – Crimson Clouds

Book Cover - Crimson Clouds

Here's our next adventure selected from Book Club Reading List. I'm already one-quarter through Crimson Clouds and enjoying it so far. Robert, a cosmopolitan Frenchman and still attractive in his early sixties, has just retired from a brilliant career at the United Nations. He is at a loss for what to do with his now seemingly endless free time. He has no desire to go back to work … [Read more...]

Book Review – Wings to Redemption (1 Star)

Wings to Redemption

Wings to Redemption is a techno-spy novel primarily set in San Francisco.  I selected this novel from Book Club Reading List to participate in our France book poll. Given the book's description, "You will travel the twists and turns from Sydney to Paris," and the book poll title, "Let's Tour France", I mistakenly expected France to play a larger role in the story line.  Notwithstanding, San … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Paul Landes (Wings to Redemption)

Wings to Redemption

What is your experience with the setting of the book? Have you visited or lived in the area? If 'yes', what about the area inspired you to use it as the setting?

I was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and I've always been on the lookout for different and unusual places to visit. In the early 1970s when I was finishing up college, I discovered it was possible to fly on FedEx planes virtually anywhere in the world, almost for free. From their Memphis headquarters, I boarded … [Read more...]