Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: Landfall by Joseph Jablonski

Title: Landfall

Author: Joseph Jablonski
Year: © 2014 (December 23rd)
My Rating: ♪♪♪♪♪/5
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 204
Format: Paperback
Sources: Pump Up Your Books
Publishers: Bacon Press
ISBN 13: 978-0-9913443-8-3


After a long career at sea, Jake Thomas thinks he’s finally put his life in order. He’s got a new wife, a new home, time to write and tend his roses. But his past and the secrets he’s kept, even from himself, won’t stay buried. Forty years earlier, a woman was murdered during Jake’s first voyage on the American freighter, the SS James Wait. Her children want answers only Jake can give. But resurrecting old memories takes him spiraling back to the chaos and upheaval of the late 1960s. In this riveting story-within-a-story, Jake’s peaceful routine in Portland, Oregon, stands in stark contrast to his days as a merchant seaman in Subic Bay, when he set off on a journey to discover his dark side. A journey that hasn’t yet ended. Like Joseph Conrad, Joseph Jablonski has created a novel set at sea that is as much a careful observation of human nature and a powerful condemnation of war as it is a fascinating sea story.

           ♟My Thoughts♟

First and for most R.I.P. to Joseph Jablonski. I loved his book. It was such a great literary fiction. Jake Thomas was one of my favourite characters and he mad this book come alive with his witty personality. The secret that he kept from his family intrigued me to find out what was happening. This mystery was well thought of and the murder tied it all together. You could tell that Jake was scared on his voyage and didn't really want anyone to find out. Another thing that I could see was this secret has been eating Jake alive and didn't really know what to do or who to tell. When his kids wan to know what really happen it bring up old nerves and is scared to tell anyone but has no choice.

From what I conclude Jake is a shy, peaceful, and humble man who keeps his emotions to himself which really make you want to find out more about Jake's personality. My favourite part if the story was when he went on his voyage to Subic Bay and uncovers his dark side along the way. This rally bring him out and I really enjoyed that. Seeing him transform from shy to evil you see him come out of his shell. This was a great sea story and sea voyage that must be recognized for its great captivating read. BRAVO to Jablonski and your talent won't go unrecognized.

If I could have the pleasure of meeting this author there were so many exciting questions I would ask about his work. This book really opened up my eyes to many breath taking books out there that I just cannot wait to read. This story helped me to see beneath a person and ghat you never really know a person till you see there best and worsts at times. Readers read this captivating adventurous book you will not be disappointed on what greatness it holds.

       ♟Joseph Jablonski♟

Though far from the open sea, Nebraska produced a man whose love of adventure led him from the Central Plains to become midshipman up to commander of the largest container ship in the American merchant marine fleet. Joseph Jablonski was born in 1948 and spent 30 of his 66 years circumnavigating the world on an odyssey that would bring him to test the limits of his courage and stamina. At age 50, Jablonski relinquished his role as captain for that of writer. This story, and Three Star Fix that precedes it, reveal the heart of a man engaged with the world, undaunted by its challenges, and at peace with his own nature.



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