J. M. Johnson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (19 of 23)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 54,336 - Total Helpful Votes: 19 of 23
Casting Shadows Everywhere by L.T. Vargus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great new writer, 19 Jun 2014
I was going to leave a review of this earlier - still, it's not too late to say what a great novel this is, written in intelligent style by a new writer. If this had been my debut novel I would have been very proud to have written it.

We follow the fortunes of Jake, a teenager following his 'mentor', his cousin Nick who is an unscrupulous and unbalanced thief. Jake is strangely detached from any emotional involvement with their burglary victims. The tale is an exploration of Jake's state of mind and his erratic path through life.

Thoroughly engrossing and very well-written, this is a disturbing story that I found hard to put down. Congratulations to the author.
Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me! by Karl Wiggins
I can't work out if Karl Wiggins is a genius or walking encyclopaedia or a bit of both. What I do know is that he is very funny. He approaches his subjects with an eye for the ridiculous, letting us know the basis of a philosopher's/famous person's belief before revealing his own thoughts on the matter with the poise and wit of a stand-up comedian delivering a killer punch-line.

His asides and quirky remarks catch the reader unawares, adding to the delight of encountering them. The humour is natural, uncompromising and seems to polarise readers in the way that the best comic writers do - you either love the author's books or hate them. I love humour that points out the absurdity… Read more
Forbidden Trouble (Tyler's Trouble Trilogy) by Travis Casey
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended as erotica, 11 Feb 2014
I read this book as an experiment because normally romantic fiction is not my preferred genre. I believe the book `Forbidden Trouble' fits better within the erotica genre than it does in romance. There are plenty of explicit sex scenes in the book, written very well in my opinion, but the romance side of things consists almost entirely of the main character, Tyler, lusting after a beautiful woman, with much of the writing taken up by constant references to the hardness of Tyler's dick. I know this is written from the male point of view, but guys, this is deeply unromantic to what I suspect would be the majority of women. For the first one-third of the book I couldn't connect with the main… Read more

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