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For the benefit of my readers for whom English is not a first language; you can now read it in a number of languages. Simply click on the Google ™ translate button on the right hand side of the page, and when it takes you to the next screen, follow the instructions.

Scroll down until you see a section that asks you what language you’re translating from, the language you’re translating to, and the Website being translated.  Below, I show how the site can be translated from English to German:

 

Translate your website – free and automatic

Original Language                                       Target Language

English                                                            German

Website: http://websitename/com

To the right of the website box, there’s a yellow button. Press that and you get the translation.

Here’s an example of what it will come out looking like from my review of When the Siren Calls:

In Tom Barry ‘s Roman, wenn die Sirene Calls, sind wir Jay Brooke, ein Geschäftemacher eingeführt Immobilien Manipulator mit einer glatten Linie zum Einhängen naive Investoren und eine fatale Anziehungskraft auf Frauen. Working an iffy time-share deal in Tuscany , Jay meets Isobel Roberts, a frustrated woman married to a workaholic, and seeking meaning in her life. Arbeiten eine iffy Time-Sharing- Angebot in der Toskana , trifft Jay Isobel Roberts, eine frustrierte Frau, verheiratet mit einem Workaholic, und die Suche nach Sinn in ihrem Leben. As these two planets orbit closer and closer to each other, circumstances conspire to cause perturbations in both lives. Da diese beiden Planeten umkreisen näher und näher an einander, verschwören Umständen Störungen in beiden Leben führen.

The original passage in English:

In Tom Barry ‘s novel When the Siren Calls , we’re introduced to Jay Brooke, a wheeler-dealer real estate manipulator with a smooth line for hooking naïve investors and a fatal attraction to women. Arbeiten eine iffy Time-Sharing- Angebot in der Toskana , trifft Jay Isobel Roberts, eine frustrierte Frau, verheiratet mit einem Workaholic, und die Suche nach Sinn in ihrem Leben. Working an iffy time-share deal in Tuscany , Jay meets Isobel Roberts, a frustrated woman married to a workaholic, and seeking meaning in her life. Da diese beiden Planeten umkreisen näher und näher an einander, verschwören Umständen Störungen in beiden Leben führen. As these two planets orbit closer and closer to each other, circumstances conspire to cause perturbations in both lives.

This utility allows you to see a translation of the entire post, or any highlighted portion, or when you’ve translated to the target language, the ability to see selected parts in English.

Just another effort to make this blog user-friendly. Comments welcome.

 

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Review: “When the Siren Calls” by Tom Barry

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In Tom Barry’s novel When the Siren Calls, we’re introduced to Jay Brooke, a wheeler-dealer real estate manipulator with a smooth line for hooking naïve investors and a fatal attraction to women. Working an iffy time-share deal in Tuscany, Jay meets Isobel Roberts, a frustrated woman married to a workaholic, and seeking meaning in her life. As these two planets orbit closer and closer to each other, circumstances conspire to cause perturbations in both lives.

Lucy has her sights on Jay, and has hooks in him. The time-share deal, which he has drawn his friend Andy into, is in danger of coming apart at the seams, and Jay finds himself painted not so neatly into a corner; with no apparent escape.

Suspenseful, touching, erotic; all are adjectives that aptly describe Barry’s handling of this novel that defies neat categorization. The author’s familiarity with the setting is apparent in every scene, and he uses setting extremely well to establish mood. The characters in When the Siren Calls are a troupe of complex, flawed creatures, driven by greed, loneliness,  the desire for revenge, but most importantly, by the need to be noticed.

Though not a mystery, this is a page-turner that is guaranteed to keep you up late. It has humor, suspense, and will keep you reading until the last page; and then, salivating for more.

"Deadly Intentions"

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