Waiting for Walter is first and foremost a ‘good read’! It is a gem among love stories.
It is an interfaith story with a twist.
The characters are real and the outcome became important - not just to Martin and Leni, but to me too.
Sometimes disturbing, sometimes exciting, but always intriguing and challenging.
by Jack Lynes, Chairman: Harrow Interfaith. Past Chairman: Bereavement Care
I have finally had a bit of time to read your book Alan. I can see what a journey it must have been for you to create such personal reflections in your book. I really loved the interwoven and poignant parts, e.g. the wedding music - description of different cultures coming together- and the use of music and literature throughout.
Thank you for the book – you really have a talent for sensitively attending to detail and for finding the right words.
A very good read indeed!
by Jacqui Edwards
I have just finished reading your book Alan and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it and how impressed I am.
It tells a moving and absorbing story which gradually drew me in to the world you created. I really cared about Lani and Martin and their enduring love.
You have connected your personal history with the painful repercussions of the Holcaust. You have touched on religion, philosophy and literature. And bringing the novel into the present day you showed how people could reconcile their religious differences and move forward with their lives.
I do think that your novel would translate really well into a screenplay and I wish you luck with it in the future.
With admiration and warmest wishes,