THIS BOOK IS TRULY A RARE GEM. LIFE IS MAGICAL.
"I kept thinking about One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, although James Malone has a different writing style it kinda has the same magical quality to it, except Malone's story seems to be more realistic, whether he's writing about trolls, hunters, seers or humans. This story takes us to Taos to Minnesota to India, WWI and WWII, to Japanese internment camps to hopes and dreams, to people that settle for less and some that risk all. Others are following their path, and the writer never misses a beat. This story is masterfully woven together and in few pages you go from one adventure to another, all written with such ease that you hardly catch the dramatic shift, it just flows in an effortless way. That is truly genius. This book is written with compassion on a level that is truly rare and only the most gifted writers possess. Read this story and you'll be in Awe."
Epic - yes, that's a good word.
"I would go as far as to suggest Rainbow Gardens as an example of what I call “craft writing,” which is to say that in a world of mass produced beer, this book is a lovingly-made microbrew."
More than 5 stars.
"Don't be deceived that this novel is pure fantasy. It is not. It is equally (if not more so) about people in their everyday lives, about society in its fickleness and foolishness, and about the problems of being of Japanese descent. It is about beliefs, good and bad; about conflict, prejudice, shortcomings, attitudes, strengths and weaknesses, and heroism in combat and in everyday life....Overall, it is a very entertaining and interesting novel."