Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review of His BANANA


Review by Roy Murry, Author

This novel is a cute and sexy entanglement between a clutz of a reporter and a perfectionist billionaire. The woman and man are put together because of an investigation - she on him.

At times, there are erotic scenes that wake up the reader from the unusual conflict of their dancing around the subject of attraction. When the truth comes out about her secret, the shit hits the fan to an unexpected culmination.

Some twists and turns, with a not so complicated conclusion, are predictable. Good writing helps the pages turn quickly - a quick and enjoyable romantic read leading into a series.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Review of The Great Smoky Mountain Bank Job

& other Sam Jenkins Mysteries


Review by Roy Murry, Author

Mr. Zurl is one author I go to for police action and the entanglements of a crime. He keeps me on my toes.

His novels and short stories are not part of a series per-say, but Sam and his team are the same. He is the only outsider transplanted from New York City to the South, giving some comic relief to the crime at hand.

What changes: are the crimes and those characters who convict them. Each offense that Sam Jenkins unravels baffles everyone around him and the reader - almost Sherlock Holmes.

If you haven't read one of Sam Jenkin's mysteries, this book is an excellent place to start. Then you will be hooked as I am and read a five-star novel by Wayne Zurl. I have read four.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Review of HOW TO BE IDLE

HOW TO BE IDLE: A Loafer’s Manifesto


Review by Roy Murry, Author

Sane is the way one would like to keep one's mind. Hodgkinson's delving into the human rationality of existence, hopefully, will lead the reader to a sounder and balanced life.

How we live, sleep, work, and go about the daily chore of surviving on planet earth can be controlled, according to his art of idling.  Many of the famous people who helped make this world a happier place to live are idlers.

Mr. Hodgkinson's (Idlers) philosophy goes against the businesses' models that developed after the Industrial Revolution and the invention of the lightbulb. He gives the reader the pros and cons of idling. His view: The advantages out weight the negative.

Tom's writing is insightful, funny, and convincing. I got an education and found out I am somewhat an idler.

I read this book twice and recommend it highly. I assure you, the reader, will be impressed with the premise and may become and an IDLER, as I will be for the rest of my life.

I am 71 years old as of this review, and idled in New Orleans for four full days – loved it.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019


Haunted on Bourbon Street

Review by Roy Murry, Author

This spooky novel is chuck full of characters who have unusual abilities. At times it was hard to know who trumps who in the final chapters.

However, the story flows excitingly in trying to eliminate a ghost when another spirit latches on to one main character who has no abilities.  Jade, the principle character, comes to her aid with a turn of events that puts the story into a tailspin. 

An event that leads into a ghostly ending, the reader will remember and will want to go on to see the next chapter in Jade's life as an empath, one who feels emotions. She has many witch abilities unknown to her, which develop in Book 2, I believe from the narrative.

As a non-believer in ghosts, I found this story fun to read. A believer will have a different take. Whichever you are, you will enjoy the fast-pace journey into Jade’s strange world on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, USA.