Friday, June 21, 2019

Your Reviews Matter!

Yes, we need and appreciate readers' reviews! They tell people looking to read a book opinions which help them decide. As a writer, I appreciate your time taken to read my book(s), and your personal review on Amazon.com & Goodreads.com, and even here on my personal website. Your opinions help me learn what you liked, or disliked about my books, which help me write better.


So Keep On Reading, and I'll Keep On Writing!


This recent review is from K.D. McNiven


Big Jim is gripping, tense, a book I highly recommend June 16, 2019

Finished reading Big Jim by David Lucero. I really enjoyed this book. Lucero has written a historical novel about professional white hunters in the year of 1935. An extraordinary amount of research was given to this book- I felt as if I was drawn into the dangerous dark continent, walking through the long stalks of grass, experiencing the same tension and excitement his characters, Big Jim and Caesar experienced. Big Jim, called 'Kubwa Jim' in Swahili, which means Legend, earned the title because he had killed and survived an attack by a bull elephant. He and his partner, Caesar Wilde owned the struggling Peck and Wilde's African Safari business.
In the bush, circumstances can change in the blink of an eye- the hunter can easily become the hunted. I was surprised to learn professional hunters in the 20th century had a 50-50 chance of being attacked by lions and leopards, or be impaled and trampled by elephants, or gored by buffalo or Rhinos. Whew! makes you want to go on safari!
Not only did Lucero show how professional hunters play a role in the preservation of wildlife, but he also showed how they were pivotable in fending off poachers.
Lucero did a wonderful job at building tension throughout the book for the ultimate showdown at the end. Big Jim is gripping, tense, a book I can highly recommend. I also enjoyed the drawings throughout the book. I'm giving Big Jim 5 stars


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