A Life In A Moment

Rated 4.80/5 based on 7 reviews
"Never look back; you may only find what you left or let you go", she told him one day. Now, though, it's different. Vassilis has only a moment to reminisce all about his life: his childhood in Greece, the big family secret, the life-changing betrayal, the long train journey, the birth of a child, his new start in London, his ravishing love affair... More
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About Stefanos Livos

Stefanos Livos is a Greek author. He was born in Athens, grew up in the small island of Zakynthos, and now lives in London, working as a Psychologist. "A Life In A Moment" is his first novel, originally written in Greek. He has also written short stories, one of which, "Like A Stacked Deck", has received a collective "Greek e-Award 2012". Stefanos Livos is now editng his next book, a historical novel called "Violetta's Treasure".

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Review by: Jenna Brewster on Oct. 31, 2012 :
I really liked this book, however, I was a bit lost in the beginning only because I wasn’t sure who was doing the narration. I sort of figured it was a male, but didn’t have an age or name or anything until a few chapters in. I would have liked to have known more details up front, but once I learned about the character it was really good! The quote marks looked funny though, they were weird sideways “v”s instead of quote marks when people spoke. I thought it was a bit distracting. But I loved the way the author writes and I read this book in a span of an evening. I’d definitely love to read more from Stefanos Livos in the future.
(review of free book)

Review by: Claire Middleton on Oct. 30, 2012 :
This was a lovely novella that I easily read in one sitting. Not because it was short…because it was so good! Mr. Livos is a very talented writer and the right from the opening sentences he creates a rich and vivid atmosphere that sweeps the reader along for the journey. I liked that it was more about life, love, and characters, not all action and sex and violence…the story really spoke for itself and I was captivated from start to finish.
(review of free book)

Review by: Steph Coleman on Oct. 25, 2012 :
Wow! I just finished “A Life in a Moment” by Stefanos Livos and I thought it was just fabulous! I loved that last chapter especially (57, the ending) and thought that was some of the most beautiful and haunting prose I’ve ever seen anywhere. The story itself is very well written and interesting, told from the point of view of Vassilis as he recounts his family life and love. It is interesting and engaging and I really enjoyed it! Recommend for fans of literary fiction and poetry.
(review of free book)

Review by: Nicole Hastings on Oct. 23, 2012 :
More like 4.5 stars...
In the “fast food” culture of literature, “A Life In A Moment” is a fine meal that should be savored and appreciated. Although it is a short read, there is so much “story” packed in and it is filled with beautiful descriptions and memorable characters that really come to life in such a short time span. I was completely hooked in this story and thought the prose was elegant and clean. Very few (if any) editing mistakes, however, I was curious about the odd punctuation for the quote marks. Maybe that’s how it’s done in Greece? All in all a wonderful read that I’d highly recommend.
(review of free book)

Review by: Maria Karamitsos on May 10, 2012 : (no rating)
Livos examines life’s twists of fate and reveals how one event affects the next. Here we learn to appreciate the beauty we encounter and the love we find, because of their ephemeral nature. Life can change in a moment, so we must treasure these moments, in some respects, live an entire life in just one moment. Livos' story was both captivating and engaging. Looking forward to reading more of his work.

- Maria A. Karamitsos, Associate Editor, The Greek Star newspaper
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: JuiJu Lin on March 08, 2012 : (no rating)
Reading "a life in a moment" is like a friend sharing small things in life to you. Well, small but sometimes heavy.
It is amazing to find out how this story makes a root in your heart to grow some feeling about life, love and choices.
Stefanos Livos is truly a talented writer.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Nicole C on Jan. 08, 2012 :
This story kept me on the edge of my seat. It was insightful; inspiring; and hopelessly romantic and tragic! I dare say that it has all the makings of a beloved classic! I cried and laughed so much, Stefanos is truly gifted with the ability to weave deep emotion into every sentence! The story captivates it’s reader with the romance of destiny, and true love until the very end!
(reviewed long after purchase)

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