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Clark Zlotchew

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Clark M. Zlotchew

He has had 17 books published:

Zlotchew and his wife Marilyn live in rural Chautauqua County, N.Y. State.

He joined the U.S. Naval Reserve at age 17 as Apprentice Seaman, and received an Honorable Discharge as Chief Petty Officer at age 36. His experiences at sea and in ports of call have strongly influenced his fiction.

Zlotchew has traveled widely on five continents, speaks Spanish fluently, French somewhat rustily, gets along in Portuguese and Italian, speaks some Japanese and Russian (and learning more), limited amounts of Arabic, Hebrew, German, and who knows what else if the situation should arise.

He has had a highly diverse set of careers, ranging from sales/production liaison for the export Dept. of a large liquor man
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A POWERFUL PUNCH: My reaction to the novel, At What Cost, by J. Andersen, surprised me tremendously. The book is classified as young adult, which is not my preferred type of reading. In fact, I had never even read a novel in that category, since I am far from being in the projected audience. In addition, it concerns a sixteen-year-old high school girl who finds herself pregnant.

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“Fiction has been maligned for centuries as being "false," "untrue," yet good fiction provides more truth about the world, about life, and even about the reader, than can be found in non-fiction.”
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“When they reached their ship, Ed gazed out at the bay. It was black. The sky was black, but the bay was even blacker. It was a slick, oily blackness that glowed and reflected the moonlight like a black jewel. Ed saw the tiny specks of light around the edges of the bay where he knew ships must be docked, and at different points within the bay where vessels would be anchored. The lights were pale and sickly yellow when compared with the bright blue-white sparkle of the stars overhead, but the stars glinted hard as diamonds, cold as ice. Pg. 26.”
Clark Zlotchew, Once Upon a Decade: Tales of the Fifties

“Currents of cigarette fumes wafted through what passed for air. Attractive young women in bright-hued gowns glided through the streams of smoke, like tropical fish in an aquarium. Detecting the white uniforms and leathery faces, they promptly approached the Navy men. Very pretty, Ed thought, but hungry, a school of piranha. Just what the doctor ordered: fun and games with no complications. Right: no complications." pg. 27.”
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Clark Zlotchew Nevey Berry wrote: "You are so much welcome; Clark.
I would love to learn Spanish so bad and the Fifties is a mystery era.

I hope that one day you get to fan my author page...

Nevey..."

Nevey, I will definitely fan your author page.
Clark


Nevey Badr You are so much welcome; Clark.
I would love to learn Spanish so bad and the Fifties is a mystery era.

I hope that one day you get to fan my author page...

Nevey...


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Clark Zlotchew Aura See my review of Aura, by Carlos Fuentes, on my blog. I think the book has an appeal to almost every one.


message 7: by Kim

Kim Thanks for the friendship request, Clark.


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Clark Zlotchew Lee wrote: "Hi Clark,

Thanks for the friend invite. I am interested in Japan but do not speak the language. I would love to learn one day. I do speak Spanish though and I see you have written a few books o..."


How did you learn Spanish, Lee?


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Lee Hi Clark,

Thanks for the friend invite. I am interested in Japan but do not speak the language. I would love to learn one day. I do speak Spanish though and I see you have written a few books on the subject. It's nice to meet you!


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Emma Thank you for the invite. I hope you enjoy the short story.


message 3: by Clark

Clark Zlotchew Moscow RulesDaniel Silva never dissappoints. This suspenseful thriller involves the Russian mafia. It has murder, brutality and all anyone could want in a thriller, plus the foreign intrigue element. Most of the action takes place in Russia and France.


message 2: by Clark

Clark Zlotchew Clark wrote: The ClientAnother of Grisham's thoroughly engrossing legal thrillers, this one involving a child witness."


message 1: by Clark (last edited Aug 24, 2011 03:17PM)

Clark Zlotchew The Firm A page-turner about corruption within a law firm. A great deal of suspense and intrigue, organized crime and murder.


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