Jim Bennett – Review of The Ivory Caribou

A widow chooses to complete her husband’s search for his father’s missing years. This takes her to Ottawa, the arctic, and various discoveries. A missing diary provides a back story. A helpful chief librarian provides a distraction. Finally, a visit to the Canadian arctic includes a series of tests.

I haven’t had this much fun reading prose in a while. The story moves well, the characters are deftly drawn, the plots so easily interwoven you won’t believe your mind.

This is basically a love story? Or is it an adventure story? Or is it a commentary on the tragedy of war? It is all of these, and more.

My personal guidelines, when doing an ‘official’ KBR review, are as follows: five stars means, roughly equal to best in genre. Rarely given. Four stars means, extremely good. Three stars means, definitely recommendable. I am a tough reviewer. I try hard to be consistent. This is a very nice, well-written, enjoyable tale. Five stars is an easy decision, and extremely highly recommended.

Kindle Book Review Team member.
(Note: this reviewer received a free copy of this book for an independent review. He is not associated with the author or Amazon.)

    Jim Bennett, Poet, Reviewer and

author of Cold Comes Through