"A captivating and erudite read, The Journal is a singular mystery adventure which engages on an intellectual and emotional level. Highly recommended" Breakaway Reviewers, ★★★★★
"a treat for anyone who has felt the touch of wanderlust and wonder in the world. The writing is polished and full of sentences and sections readers will reread, pause on, and think about before continuing the journey... a book to share with friends."
The US Review of Books, RECOMMENDED
"I loved this book! It was beautifully written, deep and meaningful and totally engaging." Chill With A Book Readers' Award Winner, ★★★★★
"a mosaic of aphorisms and exotic sights and sounds ... a philosophical mystery that exposes life’s hidden beauties and corruption." Foreword Reviews, ★★★★★
"The Journal is a compelling read with memorable characters, a great setting, and a gripping plot" Readers' Favorite, ★★★★★
"there are bright moments of beautiful description throughout and observations that are merely allowed to sit for the reader to interpret" IndieReader.com
"Backpacking can be an intense experience even for seasoned travelers, but seeing the world through fresh eyes like Ethan’s makenjoyable and surprisingly inspiring read. The existential quandaries that come with exposure to that type of loose lifestyle are penned brilliantly by the author, leading even staunchly settled and secure readers to question whether they should throw caution to the wind and lose themselves on a beach somewhere in Thailand." SPR, ★★★★