5 Stars Out of 5
Craaack! A homerun from new author Ken Kirsch
Art M, A reviewer, 10/01/2008
I discovered a nice surprise once I sat back and started to turn the pages of this book from new author Kenneth James Kirsch. Mr. Kirsch does a fantastic job of drawing the reader into the story and making you feel as if you are actually in the room with the characters. His character descriptions are superb, clearly depicting the physical, mental and emotional traits of the major players in the story. His historical perspective really held my interest as I'm a native of Pennsylvania and I could relate to many of the small towns and cultural peculiarities he references. All in all this book was a truly pleasant surprise and one that I found difficult to put down. It's the perfect book for a cool Fall evening. I highly recommend this book and look forward to the next book from Mr. Kirsch.
4 Starts Out Of 5
L Basara, A reviewer, 09/30/2008
I was really struck by this story's message, and by the poetry that Mr Kirsch is able to produce 'see p 16' when describing certain phenomena. The book is highly memorable, and not just because of the main character's “rude awakening”. Lots of folks who come from challenging family situations 'like me' constantly struggle with whether to continue bad habits and behaviors that they learned growing up, or to do what they know is right and good 'which means doing truly hard work to overcome their “programming” as kids'. Leysa, the book's main character, is certainly inspirational and reinforcing in this regard. Overall, 'Monstermen' is definitely worth the time.