Jack Thompson is an international bestselling author, finding voices in many genres. His latest release is Swimming Upstream, the third book in the bestselling Raja Williams mystery series. He has also written political thrillers, science fiction, paranormal romance, children's stories and fairy tales.
According to Jack, whether reading or writing, what makes a story great is how well it communicates to the reader. Whether presenting him with a hero he wishes he could be or a villain he chooses to hate, the characters must relate to the reader on a personal level. A reader will leave a good story in an improved condition. He may have learned something new about the world or himself, or simply been well entertained. That's why Jack writes.
on July 03, 2012 :
A beautiful fast and well-balanced story giving just the right touch of native American taste and sweet romance.
Tohono Sihu and Blake Farley are brought together by an unexpected twist of Fate, but Fate decides to stick around. Set in the harsh backdrop of the desert, where survival of the fittest is law, A Trick of the Eye brings with it a tasteful tinge of culture and viewpoint.
All capped off with a final twist at the end.
For a short story, A Trick of the Eye holds itself up well and isn't bogged by unnecessarily long explanations or excessively complex plot items (which are more appropriate for full-length novels).
A good story which is well worth reading!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Nov. 27, 2010 :
Hey this is a great story. It's got everything I like in a story: romance, adventure, terror, locale, and a unexpected ending!
Plus it's quick and painless!
(reviewed the day of purchase)