I read it thrice. CLONING GALINDA. An excellent review on Amazon.

Posted by jsmolders - February 10th, 2018

I’ve read this book three times on my iPad. Thrice, because it’s so enticing, enthralling and exciting in its description of the events and the participants.

The subject matter of your this book was really touching in the way human lives were affected directly and indirectly with fracking activities in their innocent, harmless localities. Smolders has spun the web of thrill in a most enticing manner, not giving any clue as to which way the anti-climax and the climax would end……..a soft landing or a hard landing……….until the last moments of the novel. The author has really come a long way in developing his mode of expression, description and his control over the syntax. Interesting that he’s begun to delve a bit into describing human intimateness and the sensitivities of human relationships…….which are aplenty in the book.
The book sends one to recall the Hollywood film titled “Erin Brockovich” where a single mother successfully fights against the mafia of industrialists who let their chemicals flow into the waters meant for consumption of the general public…..and ultimately wins the legal battle.

Outstanding in the book is the manner in which the author Jan Smolders has grown up into reading into the psyche of the characters in the book, especially the inhabitants of the Noredge village with the maturity of any qualified psychologist. He has captured the fact that lure of mammon can weaken humans at any time. And it’s abundantly underlined by the reactions of most inhabitants who “sign in”. Mike Doyle, with his shadowy past, continues to throw dust into the people’s eyes, so long as he can by cheating and aggressively misleading and falsely blaming innocent people, only to save his own skin, which, ultimately, he cannot and vanishes, totally unsung, from the stage. Only the steadfast like Mary Jenkins, a widow with two small kids and no dependable financial means, can survive. Also, perhaps only because of the rock-solid support of her boyfriend Joe Bertolo, who rises from the turbulence like Hercules. Not to forget the unstinted and selfless support of Frank in Maria Jenkin’s campaign.
I did read it thrice.cover for Facebook.

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Jan Smolders, author of Viral Games, The Convenient Fund and The Bridge of Whispers carries Belgian and USA passports, has lived in Belgium, Japan and Singapore, and resides in Florida. Read More...