The Tourist Trail isn’t even in print (yet) and already it has received six very nice reviews.
I feel so fortunate for the Kindle — and, more important, the Kindle community. These folks are passionate readers — not to mention fast readers.
And let me state right off that none of these reviews were coerced in any way. I’ve not yet leaned on family and friends (and passersby) for reviews. Though you can bet I will once the print version is ready.
So I include these two reviews to help anyone who is thinking about taking a chance on the book get a better idea of what it’s all about.
From librarian Karin Lib:
If I could, I would give it 4 1/2 stars. This book grabbed me from the beginning, and didn’t let go until the end. It’s a wonderful story of passion for marine life, justice and a little romance thrown in. It is definitely appropriate for today, in lieu of what is happening in the Gulf.
From writer P.A. Woodburn:
This is one of the best novels I have read in a long time. One of the things I liked best about this story was the atmosphere and authenticity.
The main character Aeneas was based on Paul Watson. I have had the pleasure of knowing Paul Watson since we all worked together in Greenpeace before the Sea Shepherd Society was founded. We have spent many evenings in parties and bars listening to the numerous stories about whaling and efforts to save whales. John Yunker describes the animal rights characters with much accuracy. I am not saying that Aeneas is a duplicate of Paul Watson, but there are definite similiarities.
Paul has devoted his life to saving animals. This story needs to be told. The antiwhaling ships first went out in the 1970’s, and unfortunately they are still needed today.