"(BURDEN OF BONDAGE) has it all....murder, cruelty, evil and uncaring plantation owners and a heroine of mysterious origin... a good read!"
"I found (BURDEN OF BONDAGE) to be very interesting and well written. At times there was anxiety build-up as to the next occurrence. Well done."
"Very enjoyable; a well laid out novel with interesting twists and turns; background information provides scene setting of life between the wealthy and slaves in Jamaica in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The story seemed so real that I 'googled' Paragon Hall to see if it existed."
"A good read."
"I have just finished reading Neville's book BURDEN OF BONDAGE and enjoyed it very much. I really like historical novels and am looking forward to his next book."
"......really enjoyed (BURDEN OF BONDAGE) with the twists and turns;"".....it would make a great mini-series."
"I picked (BURDEN OF BONDAGE) up Sunday about noon to read and I couldn't put it down. I finished reading it by dinner time. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book....a great read!"
"I am halfway through BURDEN OF BONDAGE and am really enjoying it, even though the subject shows a sad period of time. The plot and the characters make for really interesting reading!"
"Would be good for Netflix."
“I did so enjoy your “rimes of passion” and am just so sorry that John is not here to have been able to read it as well as I. You certainly have a most wonderful talent and how could you manage to be such a successful lawyer – a rare combination!”
“So with my last editorial breath I must pay my respects to Neville Johnston, born in Jamaica, a lawyer who practices in Brockville, Ontario . . who does not belong to any literary school or clique, who is neither academic nor non-academic, but who simply writes some good poems which are worth reading.” (extract from Editorial of the Summer of 1974 edition of “The Fiddlehead”)
“I have just finished reading “rimes of passion” and so enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing your creative gift of words with us.”
“I have a copy of your poems, “songs of my seasons,” which I turn to from time to time as they are lovely read . . . “ “You are blessed to have such an imagination and doubly blessed to put your imagining into these lovely poems (in “rimes of passion”). I read them all at one sitting and will go over them again and again to absorb the scenes . . . and to enjoy the rhythm of the words.” "..the lovely words (in "wild as whippoorwills in the night") brought tears to my eyes. I was also overcome with nostalgia when i read the two poems about Morristown. I think of you as the "Bard of Brockville" as well as the "poet of the isles".
“I just finished reading “rimes of passion” and so enjoyed it.”
“. . . really quite descriptive and intriguing . . . “ “ . . . a very talented writer!”
“Does all of this tell you I like what I have read very much? That the indications are solid that Canada has another fine poet on the way?”
“I am thoroughly enjoying “songs of my seasons”.