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Jack Morgan is assulted by his memories as he faces his childhood home. Memories of misspent youth, first loves, and a racially charged fall that changed Jack’s life forever.

Can he give up the home knowing that it’s the last time he’ll ever run that track again?

Hott Review:

John sent me this book to ask if I thought if would work for a tour at Partners in Crime. It’s not something I’d normally read but since I like him I decided to try it out.
What I liked: It was tremendously interesting to me to “see” how different but how alike things were in the 1960s as opposed to when I was fourteen and now. I felt like I was fully anticipating the dance and it’s wonder and horrors as it was depicted.
What I didn’t like: Honestly, the only thing I didn’t like was the foul language. It doesn’t permeate the book but it’s there.

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Author: John Lansing
Source: John Lansing
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Steam: None, but the language is colorful.
Setting: 1963 Long Island, NY

Author Bio:

John Lansing started his career as an actor in New York City. He spent a year at the Royale Theatre playing the lead role in the Broadway production of “Grease.” He then landed a co-starring role in George Lucas’ “More American Graffiti,” and guest-starred on numerous television shows. During his fifteen-year writing career, Lansing wrote and produced “Walker Texas Ranger,” co-wrote two CBS Movies of the Week, and he also co-executive produced the ABC series “Scoundrels.” John’s first book was Good Cop, Bad Money, a true-crime tome with former NYPD Inspector Glen Morisano. The Devil’s Necktie, his debut novel became a Barnes&Noble best seller and Blond Cargo is the second book in the Jack Bertolino series. Tatra Press recently published, The Test, a coming of age tale, set on Long Island in 1963 that deals with race, violence, social politics, and young love. A native of Long Island, John now resides in Los Angeles.

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This is a giveaway hosted by Providence Book Promotions for John Lansing. There will be THREE U.S. winners of an ebook copy of The Test. The giveaway is open to US residents only. The tour-wide giveaway begins on April 1st, 2015 and runs through May 2nd, 2015.
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  3 Responses to “Review | The Test”

  1. Many thanks to Gina for reading my short story, and then writing a thoughtful review. It’s greatly appreciated.
    All the best,
    John

  2. I’m a fan of short fiction, and this looks like a really interesting story. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on it with us.

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