Reviewer: Jessie
Book: Murder Watch Part I
Author: Antonio Aranio
Genre: Literature
Rating: Star-4

Murder Watch Part I: Gun Laws is the first in a two-part series. This book starts out with a workplace shooting leaving three dead and the shooter holding a gun to his head. It immediately backs up to an indeterminate time and starts telling the story of the security guards for the Boston Monitor newspaper. Rosy Panicker is the Site Manager for the security guards; Vinny, Rosy’s brother who is also a guard, is convinced they have the potential for a workplace shooting more



Reviewer: Jessie
Book: Tendrils of Life
Author: Owen Choi
Genre: Literature
Rating: Star-3


Tendrils of Life is the story of a young man – a boy, really – who struggles to survive during the Korean War. It starts before the war when Jimin lives on an island called Ockdo with his mother and his younger sister. When Jimin is 11, his absent father returns to the island and takes his family to Seoul; then immediately disappears again, leaving them to fend for themselves. We learn that this is the father’s habit and Jimin has little respect for or reliance on his father. more





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