Friday, December 23, 2016

New 5 Star Amazon Reader's review!

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
RANDOM SHOOTINGS   a novel 
By Amazon Customer on December 20, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
The author does an awesome job providing thoughtful and realistic view points on both sides of the gun control argument in the US, all while keeping an interesting storyline. It is highly recommended!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Reviews for A DREAM AWAY!

Reviewed by Writer's Digest
 "A DREAM AWAY tackles some pretty heavy subject matter:adoption, bipolar disorder, abuse, attempted murder, the struggle of a group of people trying to come together as a family.  Not easy stuff to write about, but Drury does so with a great deal of grace and compassion."

 Review from Readers' Favorite
"This plot successfully shines much needed light upon a subject few understand. He accomplished this without sacrificing entertainment, suspense and romance. Drury brings together several subplots that are very important in today’s society: the struggles of a parent of an adopted child, the struggles of the child to come to terms with being given up for adoption, the emotional stress of the birth parents and most importantly the nightmare of dealing with a person suffering from bipolar disorder. Until you have dealt with a person suffering from this debilitating disorder you cannot fully understand the pain of loving someone with this condition."                  

                                      Barnes and Noble Reader Review
     "A Dream Away by Frank Drury is about many things but is ultimately the story of four people on a metaphorical and literal journey to become a real family and what they must endure to complete that journey. Interspersed throughout the narrative is a character who works against them and provides the suspense that keeps the reader in a state of uncertain anxiety about the family's safety and the strength of the ties that bind its members. Finally, the narrative clips along at such a lively pace that the reader will not welcome real life interruptions. It is a very good read."

                               
                                                Amazon Reader Reviews                                                   

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Bipolar disorder is a difficult subject to tackle in a novel but is handled here very well which must have been the result of extensive research if not first hand experience. There is romance in here as well as the harrowing split family aspect that makes up the hook at the base of the plot. A bit of a tear jerker at times but lots of depth and emotion rather than overused clich├ęs. It is well plotted and even better put together. I’ll be recommending to my friends.


  
on July 27, 2015
Never to be one to stray from a challenge Frank Drury gives us another controversial novel, this time taking on mental illness and the breakdown of families in the riveting A Dream Away. This will definitely have you examining your own thoughts and sensibilities on the matters at hand and the intricate way the plot twists and turns. I was practically glued to the chair as I flipped through the chapters. A hard one to put down once you pick it up, so make sure you have a gap in your schedule before you start.

Friday, August 26, 2016

BookLife Prize in Fiction August 2016 - A nice comment from the critic!

COLORED FLOODLIGHTS -  a novel by Frank Drury

"The book's pacing is excellent, while the author's use of dialogue is effective and works to move the story forward. Each of the characters is well developed and has a distinct voice."

Friday, August 12, 2016

Rebecca McNutt
Aug 11, 2016 Rebecca McNutt rated it on Goodreads - it was amazing!   *****
Colored Floodlights is not really about therapy, or psychiatry or wonder pills or anything like that although the topics do come up. It's more about two people, both with their own issues, who meet as a patient and a doctor and are able to help each other through friendship. It's a fantastic story and one that everyone should read.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

COLORED FLOODLIGHTS
a novel

I wrote this book in 2012. It tells the story of a veteran returning home from his third tour in Afghanistan with PTSD. It also paints a picture of the political climate during our last presidential election year and how different it was than what we currently face in 2016!

 "From the war, to the Wall Street protests, to a carjacking, a shooting, a marriage in shambles, and even a house fire, there was always something happening that kept me glued to my Kindle."   IndieBookReviewers 2012

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Reviews for RANDOM SHOOTINGS:

"The author has a natural gift for crafting a well-thought out story and developing positive, memorable characters that stay with you and tells a message that is important for all to hear."
 Goodreads

 "A compelling read, and one that will definitely take you by surprise and make you think, even long after you've finished reading it. Frank Drury infuses a unique blend of family, drama, angst, emotions, and shocking twists."   Barnes and Noble review

Friday, October 2, 2015

Amazon Review for RANDOM SHOOTINGS!

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading Random Shootings, because Frank Drury did such an amazing job covering such a controversial topic by being completely honest and raw. Drury does not sugar coat the reality of the violence in the world or try to make it shiny and exciting like in some big budget action film. The story is about a couple, John Watson and his wife Diana, who adopt children and have to deal with day to day life in this world of violence. Watson is a crime reporter; therefore, he knows of the horror of violence only too well from seeing it with his own eyes. Drury does a brilliant job of using Watson and his family to show how precious and short life can be and how in just one moment today's violence can alter someone's life forever and it can never be reversed or fixed. I am very delighted to read a book that tells it like it is when it comes to the violence in our world today and how it affects our lives in this present time. Although the subject matter may be obscure, dark, and sad at best, Drury took a brutal subject and explained through very well written characters with intelligence, sensibility and understanding. Random Shootings is a great read; a straight shooter, which is why I am so fond and appreciative of this wonderful novel.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Midwest Book Review for RANDOM SHOOTINGS - July 2015


"With a plot that could be taken straight from today's cable news headlines, Random Shootings is a chilling but inherently fascinating read that holds the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end. A deftly crafted and original many-layered novel that is very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Random Shootings" is also available in a Kindle edition ($3.99)."