Ray Pace is the editor/publisher of Honolulu Arts Beat (www.honoluluartsbeat.com), the online source for creative Honolulu. He has been a correspondent for The Miami News, a contributing writer to Honolulu Magazine, Beckett Sports Publications, and a reporter for the Ft. Lauderdale Tribune. He has worked as a broadcast journalist in Miami, Key West and Honolulu.
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Smashwords book reviews by Ray Pace
- The Devil to Pay
on Aug. 29, 2011
This is a book that takes the reader on a voyage through the wonderfully beautiful and sometimes frightening world of the Bahamas and South Florida boating world. Gene Parola has captured the essence of the gin clear waters, the shady characters and the rolling and pitching of what it feels like to be crossing the Gulf Stream with mysteries as part of the cargo.
It has some of the flavor of Ernest Hemingway's "Islands in the Stream." I never knew Ernie, but I was a good friend of his brother Leicester. Les would have summed it up more succinctly than I have.
He would have said, "This is a damn good read."
- Lehua--Ka'ao a Ka Wahine (Lehua--The Story of a Woman)
on July 02, 2012
I got a hard copy of this book when it first came out a few weeks back. I now have an ebook copy so I can cart it around to go back to some of the richness of this story while I'm out and about. There's a cinematic quality to this book that says "Film Me!"
"Descendants" was a George Clooney film that captured the interest of people when it dealt with the concept of land in Hawaii- how it was to be treated and honored and how ancient concepts emerged from Hawaii's past to impact the present. Gene Parola's new book takes the reader through a period of 19th century change that radically touched the lives of those living through momentous upheaval, and still impacts the lives of those in 21st century Hawaii. This is a book that gives a solid understanding of what Clooney was only able to touch on in the space of his film. Cinematic in its approach, the book cries out for screen play treatment. Clooney should grab this book and start filming before another ambitious filmmaker does.