Victor Villaseñor is the author of the national bestsellers Rain of Gold, Thirteen Senses, Burro Genius, and Crazy Loco Love, the last two of which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; as well as other critically acclaimed books, such as Beyond Rain of Gold, Wild Steps of Heaven, and Macho!, which was compared to the best of John Steinbeck by the Los Angeles Times. He is also the author of five ancestral-themed bilingual children’s books, and has written several screenplays, including the award-winning The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. The original Rain of Gold trilogy is now being developed into a wonderful movie, worthy of the books that are so loved! Villaseñor, a gifted and accomplished speaker, continues to live on the North County San Diego ranch where he grew up.
I wanted to like this book, but after plowing through 415 pages of tedious repetition I found I did not.
I have no problem with the book being somewhat more of a Christian Jesus Pep Rally, if that's what those people believe, then that's fine.
This seems to be someones story, and they seem happy and I don't want to be cruel but we just can't recommend this book.
Those familiar with Victor Villasenor's trilogy of how the families of his father and his mother escaped from the horrors of the Mexican Revolution to finally settle in southern... Read morePublished 6 months ago by John Carrillo
This is well written and it opens doors to realities that have existed for a very long time.
Jan has done something that almost everyone has failed at in the past. Read more
We chose this book for our book club read as the book description sounded intriguing and the author well respected. Unfortunately, it did not live up to the expectations.Published 17 months ago by SBReader
The biggest problem I had with "Lion Eyes" is the length. There is a great deal of repetition that needn't be there, and the book reads, in significant part, like a first draft. Read morePublished 22 months ago by P. Mann
The write up about "Lion Eyes" sounded quite interesting, but I found the writing style to be similar to his previous book "Beyond the Rain of Gold. I quickly lost interest. Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Diane Holm
Some people may enjoy this but I couldn't get through it. I want to call it lying eyes, because that is how it makes me feel. Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Jacx
I had a good feeling when I read a brief description of this book and now having read the book, I wasn't disappointed at all. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by BigStory
A touching story about overcoming obstacles. Interesting story about the Native Americans and their beliefs. Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Mrs. Krinklebine
Have you ever been in the movie theatre and watched a "trailer" for an upcoming movie where in the course of three minutes you are so engrossed (the tears, the action, the... Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Living it up