'New Grass' published in the short story collection Face Forward

‘New Grass’ published in the short story collection Face Forward

A large part of our lives takes place “somewhere in a dream between sleep and waking up,” to quote Kate Bush. This merging of dreams and our waking state plays an important part in New Grass by M.H. Vesseur (translated…

Mother Nile by Warren Adler reads like a hurricane

Mother Nile by Warren Adler reads like a hurricane

Through the years I’ve read many novels by Warren Adler, getting to know him as a very reliable author. Here’s a man who always delivers. I read everything from Boris Pasternak to Lee Child and in between, and Warren Adler…

Is Japan in need of a strong woman? (Part III)

Is Japan in need of a strong woman? (Part III)

Which strong Japanese woman should Hitomi Sakamoto look like? You decide. Now that Hitomi Sakamoto, producer in seven Radio Detective novels, gets her first spin-off novel, I look at some strong women that preceded her in Japanese history. Check my…

Imagine: the super economy

Outward beauty as a source of happiness has been outpaced by money. Since then fashion by Armani, Versace, DKNY, YSL and Prada has never been shown in front of he rich, but by the rich.” —M.H. Vesseur, “Burning Neil Armstrong”…

If you can’t keep up with Steven Spielberg…

Nathalie Wright invited M.H. Vesseur for a guest blog on her NaNoWriMo blog. (NaNoWriMo being the National Novel Writing Month, which is November.) Here’s the direct link to M.H.’s piece called “If you can’t keep up with Steven Spielberg, try…