Lynn Miller mixes volcanology, dog tricks, new-age farming, comedy, romance, mercenary musings, and post-modern Robin Hood hijinks in his latest release, the novel The Glass Horse. Set in the mythic Central Oregon town of Mascara, this fast-paced romp repeatedly slams attempts at deeper meaning against loose-jointed entertainment. Farmers and ranchers with rich artistic and political backgrounds work underground to sabotage the finances of global corporations until their successes bring on “corrective” action by enforcers of every stripe. Laid over the top of this intrigue are the movements, emotions and failings of a bizarre tangle of memorable characters weaving beneath and above a ripping good tale.
“I ran across a reference to this book online and was shocked to see a book that combined some of my interests that rarely seem to appear in new fiction. I did not expect to get a book of such rare quality! Look past the occasional typos and you’ll find a wonderfully written book. Perfect story-building keeps the suspense rolling at just the right pace, so that you aren’t lost at any point, nor is there a moment of boredom. The Glass Horse is full of unique but believable characters. I appreciated that no one character got significantly more weight than the others, and you get to spend time with each major character while they are alone, giving insight into each’s life, values, and perspective on the story. This book is incredibly witty without disregarding the seriousness of subjects such as environmental destruction, political corruption, neo-colonialism, and organized crime.
“Even though I am someone who rarely allows herself much time for fiction reading, I was ready to pick it up again as soon as I finished this brilliant book. I decided instead to start lending it to friends. I can’t recommend it highly enough!” – review by Jeanne Rewaon