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This is a Bust by Ed Lin

Reviewed by Mark Moderson

This is a BustA mystery wrapped around a character’s internal struggle to do better for himself.

Robert Chow is the main character in the Ed Lin novel titled This Is a Bust. Chow is a tormented soul similar to Connelly’s Harry Bosch. He is a beat cop who because of his ethnicity is pigeon holed into a role as a glorified public relations officer.

The novel does a good job introducing us to the character who is battling the internal demons of alcoholism and Vietnam. While the novel falls into the mystery genre it is more about Chow’s relationships and his battle with his demons, and the author does a good job highlighting those. Read the rest of this entry »

Ghost Month by Ed Lin

Ghost MonthReviewed by Book Bug

It’s Ghost Month in Taiwan.

Beginning in August each year, Ghost Month honors deceased ancestors.
Incense and money are burned. People visit shrines and temples. Large purchases are scarce. Bodies of water are avoided.

Jing-nan runs a night market food stall. Unknown Pleasures sells hot fried food and steaming soups. It’s a family owned business. It has stood the test of time for decades.

Julia, Jing-nan’s long time love and high school sweetheart, is found murdered.
She was working as a scantily-clad betel nut beauty.
Why was this educated wholesome good girl working as a lowly servant selling betel nuts to dirty old men? Read the rest of this entry »

Ghost Month by Ed Lin

Ghost MonthReviewed by Book Bug

It’s Ghost Month in Taiwan.

Beginning in August each year, Ghost Month honors deceased ancestors.
Incense and money are burned. People visit shrines and temples. Large purchases are scarce. Bodies of water are avoided.

Jing-nan runs a night market food stall. Unknown Pleasures sells hot fried food and steaming soups. It’s a family owned business. It has stood the test of time for decades.

Julia, Jing-nan’s long time love and high school sweetheart, is found murdered.
She was working as a scantily-clad betel nut beauty.
Why was this educated wholesome good girl working as a lowly servant selling betel nuts to dirty old men? Read the rest of this entry »