Another Rave Review for The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age

Another Rave Review for The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age

Hi folks – Clarion Reviews, the industry’s first and most trusted review service for indie and self-publishers, praised The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age. “In The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age, the latest book in E. Thomas Behr’s rollicking historical series, it is the relentless action that grabs audience attention and sustains interest from beginning to end.  The plot moves quickly, capturing what is essentially a guerrilla struggle for national strategic influence. Action scenes that represent turning points are nicely drawn, from hand-to-hand combat …  to sea skirmishes where deadly splinters sweep ship decks of life. It pulls as much entertainment from history as is possible, and does so well; this is a believable peek into the past, with enough detail and thrills to enliven the record. The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age makes a cinematic hero come to life, putting him in the midst of many thrilling action scenes, with moments of romance offering pauses along the...

Planet Grim: A Stunning Debut Book You Will Want To Read

Five Stars for Planet Grim –    A Courageously, Brilliantly Truthful Book Review by E. Thomas Behr, Ph.D., www.tombehrbooks.com Alex Behr’s newly-published collection of stories, Planet Grim, is a stunning debut work by an important writer all of us should get to know. Ernest Hemingway said, “A writer’s job is to tell the truth.” Easier said than done. The “Truths” of our lives typically change as we struggle along the path that life lays out before us. And along the way, we are assailed by self-doubt: “Is this the ‘Truth,’ or am just fooling myself? And how in the world can I know?” So it takes great courage to live up to the challenge of “telling the truth.” In that regard, Alex Behr is one of the most courageous writers I have ever known. Because she is writing at a painful time in her life, her “Truth,” as shared in her aptly-named collection of stories, Planet Grim, is hard, almost unbearably honest.      “I cry in therapy. Divorce is violent. My husband. A nice person. Except when he swears. Except when he looks at me sobbing on the chair, on the rug. Anywhere. Our house is welcome to all tears. Moths eat the felt pads inside the piano.” And what wonderful writing! She is a magician with language, even if it often bites hard – even if single words, phrases, and images fall like hammer blows. “My husband breaks a slat of the bed I grew up in. It’s a mahogany sleigh bed from the 1800s. The headboard is stained with handprint ghosts from our son’s dreams.” Wounds bleed....