Recent Reviews for John Richard Lindermuth
Being Someone Else (Book) - 8/1/2010 4:38:09 AM|
i like the cover, interesting premise
St. Hubert's Stag (Book) - 10/13/2007 8:10:02 AM
I enjoyed St. Hubert's Stag somewhat more than John Lindermuth's earlier Schlussel's Woman. The archaic dialogue and small-town atmosphere are still present in Mr. Lindermuth's second novel. Some of the historical feel of the first book has been traded for more modern emotion in the second. The author takes the reader out into the deep woods at the opening of deer season in a place where that event is considered a big deal. Growing up in a similar environment, I could easily identify with the storyline, terrain, and characters. Mr. Lindermuth reached a part of me that I had long forgotten, the intricacies of my relationship with my dad, as described within the context of one of my father's favorite hobbies. If you enjoyed the plot twists, historical context, and realistic depictions of down-home characters of Schlussel's Woman, you will find similar warmth in the composition of this book, too. John Lindermuth utilizes a command of the language that ranges from the uneducated grammar of a small-town to the depth of diction espoused by a librarian. You might call this John Lindermuth's claim to fame.
Schlussel's Woman (Book) - 9/13/2007 1:00:16 PM
John Lindermuth effectively takes the reader back to a simpler time, when tiny American towns were still being established in what were then remote areas. We know going in that the central character of the story, Isaac Schlussel, is not likely to survive the end of the final chapter. As we read through the text of Schlusselís Woman, we incrementally learn about the forces that drive a selfish, boorish, horseís ass toward his final status as a murder victim. Like an episode of Murder, She Wrote, the question is not if someone is going to murder this jerk, but who, how, and why. Most of the main characters in the story have at least one good reason to do the deed. The author has set the storyline in rural Pennsylvania, setting the tone with accurate historical knowledge and colloquial grammar. Most, but not all, of the plot takes place in 1829 and 1830, and Mr. Lindermuth has created an accurate tale of historical fiction. The plot and characters are believable, and there are just enough twists in the tale to keep the reader interested. John R. Lindermuth is a mature, experienced writer, and these qualities are expressed well in Schlusselís Woman.
A Smile (Short Story) - 5/6/2011 9:58:35 PM
easy to follow and interesting. a serene surface certainly does not reveal what turbulance may be below. thanks for sharing your writing-
A Chapter From Schlussel's Woman (Short Story) - 8/1/2010 4:39:34 AM
holds reader interest
Luck (Short Story) - 9/1/2008 12:47:35 PM
The language has that poetic element which makes a work worth-reading. Happy writing
The Accidental Spy (Short Story) - 8/14/2008 9:15:40 AM
Ha...I especially enjoyed the last paragraph...it was a nice "finish" to the tale!
The Cat That Got The Major's Goat (Short Story) - 11/18/2007 12:21:57 PM
I didn't expect to be reading a story today, but this is where I wound up, and I'm glad. I enjoyed the hunt, and probably held my breath through a few tense scenes. A brief story, yet I got to know Fenwick, Kim and the Major just well enough to follow their adventure with great interest.
Stranger at the Door (Short Story) - 6/8/2006 11:59:51 AM
I think the woman doing the stabbing had more problems than the other one.The story reminds me of some nuts I encountered.
If you were trying to potray how weird people are, it came across.
Stranger at the Door (Short Story) - 5/7/2006 12:27:41 AM
It is interesting. Had a good thing going but the sudden knife attack left me blah, like I'd missed something. MAybe if the woman had said something about needing dry clothes, and a bath, and some nice smelling perfume, and---. Then the part about the knife it would've told us that the stranger had led her to believe she was taking over. At the beginning I noticed the thunder crashed twice in a short space of time. Maybe once it might have been as the thunder was heard again and the lightening lit the sky???? Great possibilities.
The Cat That Got The Major's Goat (Short Story) - 3/8/2006 8:06:21 PM
oh, I agree with Charles and have to add: I not only enjoyed the story telling but absolutely loved the ending! It is perfect and deserving of great applause.
The Danger of Living (Short Story) - 3/1/2006 7:41:24 PM
another bulls eye shot.
The Cat That Got The Major's Goat (Short Story) - 3/1/2006 7:39:30 PM
wow, exciting story and a page turner. You sure did keep this college students attention.
Yellow Metal Devil (Short Story) - 5/26/2005 8:25:47 AM
enjoyed the read
Yellow Metal Devil (Short Story) - 5/17/2005 9:20:03 AM
Fascinating, John. And you did indeed bring back Jack London to me, all the stories I've read in my earlier years about his seeking gold in the Alaskan wilderness.
Yellow Metal Devil (Short Story) - 5/12/2005 10:34:47 AM
excellent write! well done! :)
The Danger of Living (Short Story) - 3/28/2005 9:33:43 AM
excellent story, john; very well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
Luck (Short Story) - 1/23/2005 1:57:55 PM
i loved this; the dialogue, the plot, the writing...a solid story through and through! very well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :D
i am saving this one; this is worth reading again! :)
Luck (Short Story) - 1/23/2005 10:02:23 AM
Now this turned out to be a real dang gole good ole western story.
Sleeping Dogs (Short Story) - 9/2/2004 2:20:03 PM
This is a sad tale...good write
Sleeping Dogs (Short Story) - 4/12/2004 8:42:13 AM
Chilling, scary write! Very well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Gifts From Greeks (Short Story) - 3/16/2004 1:03:40 PM
very captivating and interesting read; enjoyed very much~ thanks for sharing!
love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
No Other Way (Short Story) - 1/21/2004 12:08:15 PM
Yikes! Scary, yet very compelling write; very well done! (((HUGS))) and love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Varmints (Short Story) - 1/21/2004 12:07:13 PM
I like this; I really do! Good story! (((HUGS))) and love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D
A TRIBUTE TO MOM (Article) - 8/1/2010 4:39:58 AM
what a lovely tribute!!
A Cure For Crime (Article) - 6/22/2008 2:02:39 AM
I see his cohorts in congress subscribe to the "Stop Thinking" part. I guess the reason their crooks is that they are not eating enough meat and potatoes. Now it all makes sense.
A Cure For Crime (Article) - 6/21/2008 4:32:28 PM
AND: DEPORT 20 Million Illegals Mexicanos "Gang Bangers"
Out Of Los Angelese Sleazy MEXIFORNIA...
I Get Your Point But??
A TRIBUTE TO MOM (Article) - 4/15/2008 6:28:44 AM
John Your article on your mom touched my heart. Our momís are very precious, especially elderly momís. my mom is 92 this week she lost her sister of 95 and has a sister who will be 100 later this year. Hope all is well with your mom, I know only too well how rapidly they change. Your mom showed you much of the world. That was a great gift
P.S> I share the same thank fullness for mother
How to Succeed as a Writer (Article) - 12/7/2007 12:00:44 PM
I can not agree with you more than that..I did learn the best way to feel poetry is write as much poetry as you can..it changed my life ..Thank you
How to Succeed as a Writer (Article) - 12/6/2007 8:32:51 PM
So true, in order to write we must do alot of reading and writing, thankfully I do both...
Slurp, Slurp (Article) - 1/10/2007 4:51:32 AM
Aah! Quite a information.
The Wind in His Face (Article) - 4/2/2006 6:27:07 PM
A very well written article. I'm convinced your grandfather felt the wind in his face. I know I did reading this story.
Where Have All The Porches Gone? (Article) - 7/21/2005 5:32:26 AM
The Merciful Buddhas (Article) - 1/26/2005 6:27:39 PM
I too was stationed in South Korea. I remember doing some hiking up in the mountains there (Mt Keri-Kyong (sp?))and seeing ancient landmarks and a few temples along the way. Sometimes these places gave me surreal feelings, hard to describe, but wonderful and peaceful. I really enjoyed Korea.
Where Have All The Porches Gone? (Article) - 1/26/2005 6:08:53 PM
I agree with your thoughts here. I remember my childhood in the '50s and '60s and how we practically lived on the front porch (when we weren't glued to TV). So many summer nights spent talking and playing on that porch. And when we went to Grandma's. Hers was screened in with comfy furniture and a Glider for a swing. You really don't see porches that much anymore.
Where Have All The Porches Gone? (Article) - 8/6/2004 5:37:08 PM
I live in an apartment with a balcony... it gives the illusion of having another room. I've seen an odd trend in this area-- of building porches onto houses that originally didn't have them (most of them don't look very nice).
Sitting out on the porch at night, yakking with friends and neighbors... good childhood memories start there! :)
The Daughter Of The Lion (Poetry) - 9/28/2008 11:50:55 AM
a most enjoyable poem well written
Moon Shadows (Poetry) - 4/11/2008 12:02:58 PM
Nice different write and so amazing you can come up with words like this and put them together. Take care and enjoy your weekend.
Moon Shadows (Poetry) - 3/9/2008 3:03:56 PM
Shades of a romance that was never to be...
The Daughter Of The Lion (Poetry) - 3/9/2008 3:02:00 PM
This is filled with imagery and mystery--romantic but troubling. Thank you for sharing this, John.
Moon Shadows (Poetry) - 2/11/2007 11:04:57 AM
well written--enjoyed your bio as well
Moon Shadows (Poetry) - 1/8/2007 11:21:56 AM
What might have been...?
A classic with none of the cliches. Thank you.
The Daughter Of The Lion (Poetry) - 9/27/2006 9:40:35 AM
Moon Shadows (Poetry) - 9/2/2006 6:36:57 AM
Aah... the classic "two ships, passing in the night", retold with deep sublety and nuance.
The Daughter Of The Lion (Poetry) - 9/2/2006 6:34:52 AM
...both fascinating and intriguing... VERY enjoyable.
Moon Shadows (Poetry) - 3/12/2006 8:07:55 PM
Compelling verses, John; they drew me in. Thank you. Love and peace,
The Daughter Of The Lion (Poetry) - 3/12/2006 8:06:56 PM
Intriguing and deserving of more than just one reading, John. Thank you. Love and peace,
Moon Shadows (Poetry) - 3/8/2006 8:13:22 PM
haunting and yes, so love well may be
The Daughter Of The Lion (Poetry) - 3/8/2006 8:11:57 PM
Robert's comment fits...I am left to wonder and to read again, my imagination is piqued...Undine a lion's daughter? mustn't take this literally...
Moon Shadows (Poetry) - 2/2/2006 5:44:04 PM
Very good poem. Leslie
The Daughter Of The Lion (Poetry) - 9/5/2004 7:51:30 PM
uniquely cryptic ...