Kathy Olson

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Smashwords book reviews by Kathy Olson

  • Mahina on Jan. 04, 2014

    Mahina is a fantastic tale involving multiple storylines from both historical times and the present. At first, there seems to be no connection between the various storylines which are beautiful and complex like the threads of fine tapestry. However, Mr. Dey skillfully weaves all the loose threads into a nice, tight, happy ending at the conclusion of the book. The story has strong Christian overtones, especially in the early chapters, which some non-Christians might find off-putting. However, to put the book aside without finishing it would be to waste a memorable and well-told story, full of adventure and romance and even a bit of science fiction woven into the end. Mr. Dey’s knowledge and passion for the sea give the story a realism that draws the reader into the story, despite an occasional turn of events that a skeptic might find convenient. Overall, it is a skillfully woven tale with a satisfying ending. It is a memoralble read. Someone should turn this book into a motion picture. You should read the book.
  • The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq on Oct. 05, 2015

    This was a fun read. I had a hard time putting the book down. Jack Dey created several very diverse story lines and skillfully braided them into an exciting tale. His characters jump off the page and take up residence in your imagination. Just when you think you can predict which way the story is going, you find that you are wrong, and it will keep you guessing until the end when he skillfully ties all the lose ends into a satisfying knot. Don't miss this exciting adventure.