Thursday, April 26, 2012

DarkroomDarkroom by Joshua Graham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent!

Graham is a fresh voice in the genre of crime and psychological thrillers. He also adds the ethical and spiritual voice without telling the reader how to feel or think. Additionally, the story is believable and provides new storylines.

Told from different point of views, the protagonist is Xandra Carrick, an Asian American woman trying to find peace with her father. The story flashes between times and POVs, as Xandra's parents meet in Vietnam. Grace, Xandra's Vietnamese mother is returning to her village after being at school when she is nearly killed in a skirmish. Peter, an American photographer, takes her to a hospital where she is patched up. The story then continues as the two decide to marry and Saigon falls.

Xandra is plagued with new visions she experiences through pictures she takes with her father's old camera. Through it, Xandra discovers old secrets about Vietnam and sins committed against man. Also, the story is a great primer for those of the generation that Vietnam War happened but we were too young to understand then hadn't become history enough for the books in school.

I look forward to more of Xandra Carrick's adventures!

*I received a free copy of this book from publishing company in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

1 comment:

Joshua Graham said...

Thank you so much for this kind review. It is available for Pre-Order for Kindle
and Barnes & Noble/Nook

You might be interested in a short blog post I recently did regarding some inspiration for this book: Here
http://networkedblogs.com/wT9LD


If you'd like free sample chapters, please come to my facebook page: http://on.fb.me/joshpage

I'd love to hear from everyone, so please feel free to reach out to me on facebook, my blog, or twitter: @j0shuaGraham

Also, I'd like to personally invite you to one of the most exciting online events ever. It's a virtual book launch part on the day of DARKROOM's release (Tuesday, May 1st, 2012) at 9PM EST/ 6PM PST.

You can get the details on my blog here: I wanted to personally invite you to one of the most exciting online events ever. It's a virtual book launch part on the day of DARKROOM's release (Tuesday, May 1st, 2012) at 9PM EST/ 6PM PST.

You can get the details on my blog here: http://networkedblogs.com/wXX0A

We're going to have live webcam interviews with yours truly, and the official unveiling of the Book Trailer, a fun Q&A session with me, and at the end of the party, everyone can enter for a chance to win a lot of great prizes, not the least of which, a new Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet!

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