A word from Larry
I have a contract with my readers. Readers purchase and invest time in my novels. In turn I invite them into my world of imagination where they can vicariously join my characters' lives no matter how humble, grand or dangerous their lives may be. In short, my world must be worth the price of admission. The contract has three parts:
These things are not easy to do—it takes me a year to write a novel and when I am done almost half of the words I labored to write are on the cutting room floor. For me writing is a laborous but rewarding endeavor. I would do nothing to change my timeframe or process--I am roud of my work.
My reader’s comments and reviews are songs to my soul and recognition of my craft and effort. I have lots of reviews and the messages you are sending me can be easily lost due to the volumn. So on this page let my readers be heard.
Thank you to all my readers. Please sing to good authors and leave a review.
Readers Comment on the Quality of Larry's work
“Military fiction at its finest.”
“Kent/Reeman, Forester & Pope: Make Room [for Laswell]”
“The best navy yarn I've read in a lot of years.”
“This was probably the best world war 2 book I have read”
“I never thought I'd find an author who could equal Deuterman.
“Of the 591 kindle books that I have read, this book is in the top 10!”
“Excellent read....Reminds me of C.S. Foresters' Hornblower series.”
“I am a avid reader and have read thousands of books. This is a outstanding novel. Read it!”
“This is one of the best Navy Yarns I have ever read. I'm a retired CPO.”[Chief Petty Officer]
“This book ranks right to the top of any books I have read. Especially if you had been in the Navy.”
“One truly brilliant book, along with The Marathon Watch it ranks among the best WW2 narratives ever written. “
“I am an avid reader yet this is my first review simply because I had to endorse this book as it is quite outstanding.”
“I read a lot of WW2 related documentaries, biographies, historically based novels and this is one of the best I have had the honor of reading.”
“I'm a life-long reader. I'm a navy veteran. I've read MANY naval stories and next to The Caine Mutiny...this is the best. On second thought...I think I'll reverse that rating.
“First let me say that I'm an avid reader. I have read over a thousand books in 10 years. I say that not to brag, but to give you a measurement of my sense of comparison when I say that this book was very very good.
“I very rarely write reviews but the one deserves a five star one. The story is full of great characters and sub plots, includes humor and is one of the best books I have read in the last year.”
“One truly brilliant book, along with The Marathon Watch it ranks among the best WW2 narratives ever written. If like me you are a fanatic for naval history then this series is one that joins the best. All praise to Larry Laswelll for his attention to detail and the inclusion of some humor.”
“I'm old enough to be considered an old man, and for many years I have read loads of books of various types, which qualifies me to say that this book is really, really great. It is so powerfully written, so riveting, and so enjoyable that I rate it among the best books I've ever read, which places it among such good company as Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove," James Michener's "Centennial," Herman Wouk's "Winds of War," and Alex Haley's "Roots." From my perspective that's some downright powerful company.”
Readers Comment About Larry's Craft
“Recommend a good read to all who love the sea. Brought tears to the eyes.”