It's considered poor form for a writer to respond directly to Amazon reviewers at amazon.com., so I'm going to, here. I cannot go another day without thanking all those who have read The Deep Zone and posted such positive reviews about it.
Not only Amazon reviewers have been enthusiastic, so I need to thank, also, those from Goodreads, Library Journal, Librarything, and Googlebooks.
Writers and critics have written endlessly about the relationship between writers and readers, but I think it's really simple and direct. Without you readers, there would be no us writers. Oh, we could always write for ourselves, but that would be diary-keeping, and there's a big difference
For a writer publishing his first novel at 64, these kind words are sweet indeed.