Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My book picks for the letter "O" = Oculus, Olga and One Way Ticket to Midnight

Not many books start with O, but I managed to find some, and I reviewed all 3 of these great books. So check them out.

Autumn has arrived in New York, and Jordan Pendragon attends his first classes as a freshman at Cornell. Born with a brilliant mathematical mind, he balances life as a research assistant with that of a student athlete.

But Jordan also has a quest. He must find the Black Tower, a monolithic edifice housing a thing that defines the very structure of the universe. Jordan believes it is buried somewhere in Antarctica under miles of prehistoric ice.

October finds Jordan earning a starting position with the Cornell hockey team. But a dark cloud gathers over his rookie season. Unexplained deaths, whispers of a cannibal cult, a prophecy, and a stone known only as the Oculus, cast a shadow over his athletic ambitions. It is the start of a terrifying journey down a path of mystery, murder, and to a confrontation with an Evil more ancient than the stars. Read the review HERE.

Based on a true story, 'Olga - A Daughter's Tale' is a family saga about heritage, culture, identity and belonging with an epic feel - from Jamaica to England amidst World War II at a time when Jamaica was a jewel in the crown of the British Empire.

Written in the form of diary entries and letters, it is about the cruelty, revenge and jealousy inflicted on an innocent young woman and about her moral courage, dignity, resilience and, in particular, love.

It is the story of a remarkable woman who, because of circumstances, made a choice which resulted in her losing contact with her beloved family in Jamaica until nearly half a century later when her daughter discovered her mother's past. Read the rewiew HERE.
Roy Porter lives on the streets of Tulsa, his music all but forgotten. When his friends start dying in horrible ways, Roy realizes he's seen the pattern of death before. The cops are searching for a regular killer, but Roy knows there's more going on and if he doesn't act, he might be next on the death list.
He teams up with Jim Hartford, a tough biker with a haunted past, to hunt down the killer. But how can this unlikely pair hope to face up to a killer with powers born from the depths of evil? They're on a train bound for hell and it's a one-way trip. Read the review HERE.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I certainly know Michael's book, but the last one sounds interesting as well.

PT Dilloway, Grumpy Bulldog said...

Yay for Oculus!

lizy-expat-writer said...

I am impressed that you managed to read and review three books in a day!

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

@lizy: she also manages a book review website.

Thank you for highlighting my book today!

DL Shackleford said...

These all sound like worthy reads.

J. Lenni Dorner said...

Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !

One-way Ticket to Midnight looks interesting.