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Conrad Kinch19 Nov 2017 3:40 a.m. PST

My book got it's first review and it's first rating. Five stars!

"Conrad Kinch's first book is a well paced adventure set in Japan in the 1860s. I enjoyed it a lot and Mr Kinch really gets the reader believing that he is reading the words of a 19th century US Army officer and not a 21st century Irishman. I particularly liked the fact that his hero, Capt. Hood, is not a gung-ho cavalry officer of the type you used to see in John Ford Westerns, rather he's an educated 19th century gentleman, capable of quoting Scott and Shakespeare as well as handling himself well in a fight.

However, the book is not simply a "Boy's Own Paper" adventure. The conflicts in Japan between the samurai (on the way down) and the merchants and peasants (both on the way up) are bought into play, as is the overwhelming effect of the arrival of the foreigners and, most importantly, their military methods and firearms.
When reading the book, I found myself doing what I only do with books i really enjoy – reading it in short bursts to make it last that much longer.

Highly recommended."

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WarWizard19 Nov 2017 3:44 a.m. PST

Congratulations – excellent achievement!

Bob the Temple Builder19 Nov 2017 4:16 a.m. PST

Well done! Your book is the next in my 'to be read' pile … and I am looking forward to reading it before Christmas.

Gone Fishing19 Nov 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

Congratulations, Mr Kinch! Your blog has been a testimony to your writing skills for years. Can't wait to read your storytelling in full throttle!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 3:40 p.m. PST

Well done!

Now I have to get a copy


Lion in the Stars19 Nov 2017 3:48 p.m. PST


I will have to chase down a copy.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

Well done, Conrad!

Like "Gone Fighing" Daryl above, I am a long-time admirer of your wonderful "Joy and Forgetfulness" blog, and wish you great success with the new book!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Ordering mine from Amazon. Conrad is a fine gentleman who hosts an awesome Blog.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

Conrad, excellent read sir! I received the book a few days ago as a holiday gift from my father in law. Your writing style certainly doesn't disappoint. I can concur wholeheartedly with the above review. I find the characters believable, the story line exciting, and your writing style highly entertaining. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Ordered through Amazon – JAS

RogerC30 May 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Well done.

donlowry30 May 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

Very nice!

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