Jane Strauss


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Smashwords book reviews by Jane Strauss

  • Muddy Angels, By George Martorano on June 23, 2011

    The characters are memorable & some scenes are haunting & will stay with me for a long time. George has the unique ability to see through the eyes of an innocent child & a cold blooded killer, quickly changing back & forth between their 2 worlds (which are about to collide) with relative ease. This will make a great movie someday! A must read!
  • A Hood's Love, By George Martorano on June 26, 2011

    Reminiscent of “Pretty Woman”. A Hood’s Love takes you on a journey from the infamous Beaumont Federal Prison to New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta Queen. Will Mobster Ally Octavian who is bent on revenge upon his release from prison get it or something much unexpected instead? Watch out women, there are men who know what you are thinking and who notice everything even your peach toe nail polish! The book ending left me wanting more….George please continue this saga!
  • Bug the Olives, By George Martorano on Aug. 02, 2011

    A wild ride! I'm still laughing picturing 10 year old Steve, running out the door to buy more bosnalogol! An adventure of harrowing & hilarious events have me wondering if they really happened. "Hey Carol, is it true"?
  • Prisoner #12973 Thoughts and Reflections from Prison by George Martorano on Feb. 19, 2012

    It is hard to believe that when everything is taken from you & you exist in meager surroundings,even deprived of color; George manages to paint us a boldly colored palette of stories! I can feel his pain & isolation, what amazes me is that he never is without hope. His poems move me the most!
  • Chisel My Heart on Aug. 31, 2012

    Powerful, impactful and honest! George gives us a glimpse into a world that thankfully, most of us will never experience; “The Fourth World,” his coined term for prison. Despite the grayness of this world his writings explode with color. Amongst the bitter and hateful, he does not hate. Given a hopeless situation, he finds hope. His is a struggle against the hardening of his heart and a testament to the power of the human spirit!