“Come Here and I’ll Show You” has received eleven nice reviews on Amazon, plus a review by veteran author, James Reasoner and another by international banker, Richard Calvert. So the total is 13 nice reviews.
A summary of their comments is as follows:-
“Satisfying Mature-Theme Fiction……what a story! ..Edwards is a former Secret War soldier and expatriate who gets enticed into returning to the lands along the Mekong River where he reconnects with former comrades to resolve an inheritance matter. This guy has no sense of political correctness which improbably makes him a magnet for dangerous women….I found Edward’s uninhibited style disarming and a great vehicle to lose myself in escapism, an experience that has got to be darn hard to find”
“Citizen John, Amazon, 5-Stars.
“Fun, noir-stylist, escapist adventure novel….The book is a lot of a fun, decidedly not politically correct fun, but fun in an old school macho man way. This is escapist adventure writing with a solidly described setting, you can feel Asia on the page. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t set it down”
Michael Duvernois, Amazon. 5-Stars.
“COME HERE Invites You Into A World Of Imperfect Perfection,…I enjoyed this story because it takes you on a new adventure in writing that is not as contrived as some books that are hitting the market these days. The characters live, the story flows and the author entertains in a way that is sure to make him a reader’s favorite”.
Cyrus Webb, Amazon, 5-Stars
“This novel harkens back to the hard-boiled pulp magazines of the 30s and 40s… where the hero is always manly, strong and intelligent and the women are always beautiful and horizontally inclined. In this book, ……the women are all gorgeous and lubricious, their one overriding thought to get the hero into the sack with them”.
Frank Konopka, Amazon, 5-Stars
“Fun, light, pulpish, tale set in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos,….The firsthand knowledge of the area and topic by the author, combined with a “pulpish” fun yarn about a tough hero who likes his women and beverages, makes this a great pick when you want a light quick-paced yarn for some escapism reading.”.
Alain Burrese, Amazon, 5-Stars
“In the heat of the noir…….is easily read in one-sitting, and moves along at a pace that won’t be put down….All of the main characters are in superb physical condition, addicted to exercise and sex, armed to the teeth, awash in top-shelf scotch, and moments away from being attacked, jumped, ambushed, kidnapped or seduced……Not my usual reading fare, but great fun nonetheless.”
Cecil Bothwell, Amazon, 4-Stars
“A rippin’ modern read in the classic style………Is there still room in the marketplace for an old fashioned, manly adventure yarn? If there is, then let me introduce you to “Come Here … and I’ll Show You,” a book that nods heavily in the direction of the pulp stories of the 1940s and ’50s, but is a modern tale with a lot to offer modern readers”.
Andrew Rogers, Amazon, 4-Stars
“A Great Gritty Men’s Adventure Book,……If you love a para-military adventure plot set in SE Asia post U.S. Vietnam Conflict that is properly spaced, understandable, and neither too complicated or shallow and throw in weapons, knives, adult beverages and beautiful women and you have a great afternoon literary repast for the spirit. Enjoy! You can gobble this gem in a few hours and lose yourself to the adventure. Five stars of fun!”
Jeffrey Hauck, Amazon, 5-Stars
“A man’s adventure book, for men…….Excellent escapist lad-literature with exotic settings and lovely maidens written in the “hard-guy” tradition of adventure stories set at the edge of civilization. There are nice references to survival techniques, plenty of plot twists and even a bit of self-deprecating humor from our hero in the same vein as Chandler”
Bachelier, Amazon, 4-Stars
“Read It…and You’ll FInd Out…….the major virtue of this novel is its unaffected, whole-hearted embrace of the “classic” style. Lantin eschews the affected need for a new type of hero: no conflicted, overly-reflected, self-absorbed, sensitive New Age types need apply; no need for a new “riff”; the old way is the best one!”
Keith Comess, Amazon, 4-Stars
“The plot…. is vintage hardboiled paperback original, and Lantin does a fine job of making sure most of the characters have secrets that are revealed in the course of the story,….. I like a book with a distinctive voice, and COME HERE . . . I’LL SHOW YOU certainly has that”..
James Reasoner, Author.
“A man’s man’s adventure in southeast Asia….. It’s an easy reading novel loaded to the gunwales with action, intrigue, fisticuffs, gunplay, dirty deals and double crosses, sticky situations, survival and narrow escapes, and, of course, a bevy of bountiful and willing beauties with lustful libidos and round heels! It is definitely in-your-face and entirely politically incorrect but don’t hold your breath waiting for any apologies or excuses”.
Paul Weiss, Amazon, 3-Stars.
“A Terrific Romp through the Jungles of Asia”.
Richard quips “If you are looking for some light-hearted reading to take your mind off the indignities of modern air travel, then “Come Here…” is an ideal choice
Richard Calvert, 5-Stars.
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