Thursday, January 9, 2014
Another Double Review Day
Long the Mile by Ally Blue has a wonderful premise in two homeless men who were once successful helping each other learn how to live on the street. Since my husband and I once were on the board of a homeless project and mentored one of the first families, I was curious about how accurate Blue would be in her novel. Not so much, as it turned out, which was a big disappointment.
Adored by Shawn Bailey, on the other hand, doesn't promise to be realistic, by any means. However, it has so many out-and-out horrific problems that it's a wonder that Phaze (celebrating nine years in publishing their website proudly announces) thought the book worthy of publication. Why did I think it was worthy of review? I'd hoped to see all the problems convincingly cleared up by the end of the book. Instead, they're just left as is. Truly disappointing.