By Book lover on February 3, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
LF Gillis has mastered the art of writing the short story writing, and novel-length works with equal skill. This author lifts herself above the average with her thoughtful selection of interesting characters. I am reminded of the great story tellers such as Bryce Courtenay, in that the stories by LF Gillis are about human struggle, and as in the title of this work, survival. The author does not engage in cheap sensationalism to commercialize her books. When I pick up an LF Gillis book, be it a short story, as this one is, or one of the Syl’s Story novels, I know I am in for a treat; I always gain a gimps into an interesting character’s world, a world that I can relate to.
Given time, and if this author continued to resist the commercialism of the mass market of blah-same-same ‘popular’ book genre characters and sticks with these fresh, original stories that show a humanitarian depth to the writing, I honestly believe I’m reading the work of an author who will make their mark on literature.
If you, like me, search for good stories set in the real world, and then give this author a go. I highly recommend Survival: On and Off The Streets as a first dip into the writings of a fabulous story teller, LF Gillis.
By Reggie on February 4, 2015
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