Profile for Christa Polkinhorn > Reviews

Browse

Christa Polkinhorn's Profile

Customer Reviews: 80
Top Reviewer Ranking: 63,230
Helpful Votes: 416


Community Features
Review Discussion Boards
Top Reviewers

Guidelines: Learn more about the ins and outs of Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Christa Polkinhorn RSS Feed (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
pixel
Genuine Leather Backpack Handbag Purse Sling Shoulder Bag Medium Size Black
Genuine Leather Backpack Handbag Purse Sling Shoulder Bag Medium Size Black
Offered by Vine Branch
Price: $25.99
2 used & new from $25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Just the backpack I was looking for, June 27, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This purse/backpack is able to hold all the stuff I need to take with me. The backpack has three zippered main pockets. The main compartment has pockets for a smartphone and other essentials. I only got it a few weeks ago, but it feels sturdy enough to last for a long time. I love the feel and texture of the leather.


Clear Skies, Deep Water (Excelsior Editions)
Clear Skies, Deep Water (Excelsior Editions)
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Journey Home, June 27, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
After devastating losses and heart-aches, the author and her husband find solace in nature and among a community of friends. Thrown off kilter and stumbling, they slowly, one step at a time, put their lives back together. This beautifully written memoir is both a story of personal loss and restoration as well as a vivid picture of a beautiful place among blue skies and deep waters. This story makes me want to visit Chautauqua and read more books by this talented author.


Transcriber
Transcriber
Price: $2.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A story of creation and a fascinating mystery, June 21, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Transcriber (Kindle Edition)
In The Transcriber we follow the journey of a young college graduate and aspiring writer, Doud Benton, who is hired by the blind, demanding, and embittered author, Jonas White, to transcribe the author’s last work, and, at the same time, write his own story.

In the process of their working together, their personal life story becomes part of a larger, universal tale that reaches back to ancient times, to writers, musicians, philosophers, and painters of the past. As we follow Doud and Jonas’s creative journey, we come to realize that all art, all acts of creation are transcriptions of the original Creation. While each work of literature, each painting, each piece of music is both unique and new, it is also old as time, the expression of basic universal truths: every act of creation grows out of an act of destruction, where there is love there is hate, and in order for light to exist, there has to be darkness.

While the young and the old man struggle to create Jonas’s last work, fantasy and reality merge and the relationship between the two as well as their connection to their friends, helpers, lovers, enemies culminate in a fascinating, stunning, and surprise ending. The Transcriber is the kind of intriguing and intelligent work I have come to expect from Larry Enright and a story worth reading more than once!


New Sun Rising: Ten Stories
New Sun Rising: Ten Stories
Price: $3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Sun Rising – where the magical and the real meet, May 29, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
New Sun Rising is a collection of ten stories about a utopian town, called Stillwater, in the year 2199 (roughly). The name of the town is perfect, then Stillwater is a small and quiet community along a beautiful lake. It hasn’t always been that peaceful and quiet, though. This small town has a vivid history, has been invaded, destroyed, and has risen up again. No wonder the older inhabitants cherish their now perfect and yes, boring, community. Boring isn’t bad, the people think. Be quiet, don’t rock the boat, conform. But this is about to change when sixteen-year old Kedzi Greer, an intelligent, restless, and definitely non-conformist young girl starts to stir up things. She wants to break loose of her idyllic but somewhat stilting environment. She wants to be independent and explore life outside of her tiny community. In the “real world,” however, she has to learn that many people are powerless and have no voice and for them conforming means staying alive. And when she joins those who speak out against injustice, she not only endangers her own life but that of the people linked to her. This is her dilemma, and, ultimately, the dilemma anybody faces who dares to challenge injustice and stand up for what is right.

As in her other stories, Lindsay Edmund was again able to blend fantasy and realism in such a perfect way that the fantastic becomes real to us. It is always a pleasure to read her work. And I truly hope, we’ll be able to read more about Kedzi, her parents, Stillwater, Cel, the computer who has risen to consciousness (one of my favorites). Excellent work!


The Adventures of Walter Stickle
The Adventures of Walter Stickle
Price: $3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An ordinary man and his extraordinary adventures, April 28, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Walter Stickle is a very ordinary man with a very ordinary life until one day, this very ordinary life is turned upside down. It starts with his wearing a mismatched pair of socks and from that moment on, everything changes. The ordinary Walter Stickle becomes an adventurer who races on spaceships through the galaxy, fights enemies, saves lives, and falls in love with a woman from another world. Walter Stickle becomes a hero. But, as he finds out in the course of his adventures, being a hero is a lot more complex than fighting the bad guys outside. It also means dealing with the darker forces within himself. In the three books of The Adventures of Walter Stickle, the author creates a rambunctious, fast-paced, humorous—with a serious undertone—tale of adventure, which appeals to young and older readers. An outstanding work and a wonderful addition to Larry Enright’s other books.


The Indie Author Power Pack: How To Write, Publish, & Market Your Book
The Indie Author Power Pack: How To Write, Publish, & Market Your Book

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of valuable information for independent authors and publishers, April 4, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Excellent book for independent authors. Down-to-earth, honest, and valuable information. I can highly recommend it!


Literary LA
Literary LA
by Lionel Rolfe
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.95
12 used & new from $13.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Literary LA—a Bohemian Love Story, February 23, 2015
This review is from: Literary LA (Paperback)
If you thought that Los Angeles was mainly a city of business and commerce, think again. As the author of Literary LA shows convincingly, Los Angeles has had a vibrant literary tradition and a host of famous authors have visited and lived in Los Angeles since the early 19th century. Such greats as John Steinbeck, Theodore Dreiser, Mark Twain, the brothers Mann, and, of course, Jack Kerouac, just to name a few, have left their mark on this fascinating city and surrounding areas.

The author, Lionel Rolfe, nephew of the celebrated violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, and son of the famous pianist, Yaltah Menuhin, has been intimately connected with the Bohemian movement as journalist, writer, and friend of many publishers, artists, and authors. What makes his history of the Bohemian literary movement so fascinating, are the many personal encounters with publishers, writers, and artists. Rolfe hung out, among others, with Jack Zeitlin, the “grand old man of Los Angeles letters,” went bar hopping with Jack Kerouac, and had a few intriguing encounters with the family of the German authors Thomas and Heinrich Mann.

A fascinating book and a must-read for anybody interested in art and literature of this wonderful city Los Angeles!


Beneath Mackerel Skies
Beneath Mackerel Skies
Price: $3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Another jewel by a great author!, February 1, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Here is another great book by one of favorite authors. Beneath Mackerel Skies concludes the trilogy about life in Maine in the 19th century and its early pioneers. The third book takes us beyond the Civil War. We meet familiar characters, the Ryan family, their descendants, relatives, and friends, as well as new people. As shown in the first two books, life was harsh, often cruel, but not without hope. The pain inflicted by the civil war, the loss of sons, and the bigotry toward the native people are set against the love and compassion of the family and the help from outsiders. As in her first two books, the characters are genuine and convincing. Images of little Cece, Nana Hodge, Uncle Jacob, the Ryan boys, Sean and Gert Ryan, stay with you long after you finish reading the book. I enjoyed every minute of this trilogy!


A Storm Hits Valparaiso
A Storm Hits Valparaiso
Price: $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful, informative, and moving!, September 28, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Well-researched and well-written fiction often gives us a more genuine and “truer” picture of the past than history books do. This is also the case with this novel about the independence wars of important parts of South America. In A Storm Hits Valparaiso, history is shown through the eyes of individual everyday characters from different countries and all walks of life and society: among others, the rebellious Catalina turned prostitute, the runaway slave Ze, the brothers Diego and Jorge, Pacha, the indigenous mine worker, all the way up the ranks to the commander and sea captain Cochrane and the great general Jose de San Martin. Each of them experiences these turbulent times in a very different way and all of them together give us a vivid picture of an important moment in history. A suspenseful, informative, and moving story, well worth reading more than once!


Blood Psychics
Blood Psychics
Price: $0.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Characters to root for!, August 12, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Blood Psychics (Kindle Edition)
In BLOOD PSYCHIC, we meet Anna Richter and Joan Holland from CEL & ANNA and from WARNING: SOMETHING ELSE IS HAPPENING and get a deeper insight into their family relationships. Anna has to deal with her conflicted feelings toward her mother and tries to come to terms with her relationship with her boyfriend Taz. Joan Holland in the second story is confronted with the dilemma of helping persecuted refugees and trying to protect her own and her husband’s life as well as her unborn child. These are fantasy stories but they strike me as completely real and believable. But most of all, I love the complex and genuine characters, Anna, Taz as well as Joan and her husband and of course Cel. I look forward to more stories about them!


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8