Bluestream

A Novel of Houston at the Turn of the Millennium

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
288 Pages
Reviewed on 07/20/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Renee Guill for Readers' Favorite

Bluestream: A Novel of Houston at the Turn of the Millennium by Michael Jungman has eight main characters and they all have a spot in the downfall of a large company in Houston. Bluestream is the new big thing that was supposed to be their saving grace. A whistleblower puts an end to it. The story has a lot of scandals and affairs. It also has a bit of Houston’s history mixed in. It does have some sexual descriptions and has a bittersweet ending, depending on one's point of view.

I thought that Bluestream by Michael Jungman was a fascinating novel. I usually have trouble with stories that have multiple characters, but Michael Jungman does a wonderful job keeping them separate and detailed enough to remember who is who. I loved the little history snippets about the city. Jungman is very descriptive, definitely not for the faint of heart. I thought he did a wonderful job with world-building. I have never been to Houston, but I could picture it clearly. I was impressed with the twists and turns. I am usually good at guessing who 'done it', but was wrong this time. It does start out a little slowly, but it does get better. I loved how Michael Jungman wrapped it up by telling us what happened with each character. There were neat little business tips too. I think my favorite character is Sherry. I resonated with her the most. It was nice to read about smart women, not just the typical kick-butt kind. If you like thrillers, this is a definite must-read.