Media book review

 

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Sacred Tears was reviewed recently in the Monsoon Journal, a monthly English newspaper based in Toronto that reaches over 50,000 Canadian readers.

 

 

Amazon Reviews

 

 

 

Radio Interviews

Live interview by Stu Taylor on drive-time radio in Boston, USA.

 

Recorded interview on the Sinhala program of the SBS Australia.

 

 

Book reviews by readers of Sacred Tears

I finished your book last night. I enjoyed reading it … it is an engaging story. Thank you for sharing this with me. I feel privileged to have read this before it goes to print. The amount of work you have put into this is obvious to anyone who reads it … the level of detail you have gone into with descriptions of places and events, thoughtfully included details of military as well as militant tactics, etc. all make it a very interesting and engrossing read. I can just imagine that you must be so proud of this manuscript.
Reshma Madhukar, Melbourne, Australia
Thank you so much for your excellent book. I started reading it on my iPad last afternoon, and couldn’t put it down, so I read it from cover to cover yesterday. You have a very readable style, with very evocative language. I thought the way you interwove the threads of the two main characters was a great way of getting the reader intrigued. Once again, it is an excellent and very well written book which I am sure will appeal to many readers. I will be most surprised if you can’t find a publisher, particularly as you have a trilogy planned.
Don Charrett, Melbourne, Australia
I thoroughly enjoyed Sacred Tears and look forward to the next two installments of the trilogy. The book gave me an appreciation of the events surrounding the conflict in Sri Lanka and was written in a way that was informative but also entertaining. The style of alternating chapters between the two principal characters kept me going through the book wanting to see what would happen when the key characters eventually came together.
Bruce Hewett, Melbourne, Australia
Congratulations on a sensational read … absolutely loved it. Didn’t want to put it down… great stuff! I await with much anticipation to read the sequel. A great insight into the first couple years of the conflict and the inception of the Tigers especially from someone who just didn’t keep abreast of the situation when it erupted! The use of the local vernacular brought back many memories and the glossary made for easy referencing. Also good to get an understanding of the geographical areas of Jaffna and the northern part of the island.
Michael La'Brooy, Melbourne, Australia
I am sorry to say when I started reading Sacred Tears I fell asleep. I read for 12 hours straight and started to drift off. I couldn’t finish it in one sitting. Seriously, it was a good read and I enjoyed it right to the end. I read the book as we travelled around Sri Lanka, visiting some of the places described, like the Bodhi tree temple at Anuradhapura. It made it very real and special. You should be proud of the work.
John Velezis, Melbourne, Australia
I was fortunate to read the very first draft as well as the final version of the book and I was totally engaged on both occasions. It was nice to see how the story and writing style has evolved. Evocative language and good character development allows the reader to visualise the people and scenes. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of Sri Lankan landscapes, people and food. Great book, well worth reading.
Iris Brinkman, Melbourne, Australia