Now on Vella
Join 912 other followers
Reviews: True Map of the City
“The plot is clever and delicately developed, the symbolism is richly layered, and every scene leaves readers asking head-scratching questions. The hyperbolic level of bureaucracy and hypocrisy occasionally comes across as satire, but also has the dark edge of Orwellian fiction.
"Creating such a surreal, vaguely impossible atmosphere in a novel is a challenging task, but Guenther plays masterfully with philosophy and language to achieve a singular mood. The stark, matter-of-fact narration and the intimacy of Horus' inner monologue gives the prose a foreboding sense, while the flashes of humor and ridiculousness give the book an odd balance.
"Guenther fits a whole tangled tale into just over 100 pages, with few wasted words.
"Capped off with a . . . completely unexpected conclusion, A True Map of the City is a truly good read, and Guenther humbly proves himself as a literary descendant of Kafka himself.” --Editor, Self-Publishing Review
jguenther5 on Book Review: In the Mouth of t… GP on Book Review: In the Mouth of t… jguenther5 on Book Review: In the Mouth of t… GP on Book Review: In the Mouth of t… jguenther5 on Book Review: In the Mouth of t…
Category Archives: In the Mouth of the Lion
The stalwart GP over at Pacific Paratrooper Blog has posted a review of my WWII historical novel, In the Mouth of the Lion. As the German blitzkrieg stalls in Russia, Hitler’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic. The German High Command (OKW) … Continue reading
My Father’s Keeper (2001) is the story of the children of upper echelon Nazis, the sons and daughters of Himmler, Hess, Goering, and others. German journalists Stephan Lebert and his son Norbert conducted their interviews in 1959 and 2000, respectively. … Continue reading
Enter for a chance to win one of 10 paperback copies of my historical novel/espionage thriller, “In the Mouth of the Lion.” The Giveaway ends in about 1 month (February 16, 2017). For details, follow this link to Goodreads: giveaway … Continue reading
One morning in Munich, on September 19th, 1931, Adolf Hitler’s 23 year old girlfriend, Geli Raubal, was found dead in her room, the windows and door locked, her key on the inside. On a couch beside her lay Hitler’s small … Continue reading
A quote from a recent review for “In the Mouth of the Lion”: “…There is more fact than fiction in this novel…difficult to stop reading once you start…” http://www.amzn.to/2b7P5Sl
The ebook version of In the Mouth of the Lion has been released at a price about half of the already modestly-priced print version. Some comments by other authors: “Be prepared for a wild ride! J Guenther’s delightful new novel, … Continue reading
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana (1863-1952)
The morning after uploading my cover and text files for In the Mouth of the Lion to CreateSpace, I got a notice that the input files met CS specs. I put in an order for four proof copies. A little … Continue reading
Tonight, during and after dinner, I uploaded the PDF file for In the Mouth of the Lion to CreateSpace, along with the front cover, and four blurbs for the back cover. I used CS’s “Cover Creator,” choosing a cover layout … Continue reading