This is a beautifully written novel from very talented writer JF Smith. His characters are layered and the dialogue comes across as each character's authentic "voice". The humor in this book ranges from a smirk on your face to a laugh-out-loud-and-embarrass-yourself-in-the-coffee-shop laughter. I'm desperately trying to find more writings from JF Smith. Write faster Sir....PLEASE??!!!
I concur with Jay Broderick; THE STICKS is indeed a beautiful, lyrical story. Clever reflection of the Greek Myth equivalent Mr. Smith! Reader you won't regret purchasing this JF Smith work--in fact it's horribly underpriced. Pay attention as you read and don't skip over any detail. Every descriptive phrase clues you in to what's happening to poor, beleagured Percy. Smith's writing flows beautifully and entices your imagination to the point where you're craving for more at the end of everything Smith writes. I've already read your LATAKIA novel and loved that as well. Now I'm starting on your uber-novel FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. Can't wait!
This was a hauntingly beautiful novel of a soul who repeatedly reincarnates from generation to generation for thousands of years. The unique aspect of this soul is that it always comes back as the same person. How "Felix" works his magic on each generation is a wonderful thing to behold. I'm a writer myself, but I'm not so sure I could've weaved the multiple themes and characters together as Roger Kean has. It's a memorable novel and one you will not regret purchasing and reading. Thank you Mr. Kean--I'll be keeping an eye out for more of your writings.
Interesting story line, great characters and well written. I'd recommend it. I'm looking forward to the numerous sequels to come from this book. The author has ended this book with so many unanswered questions and unfulfilled relationships that you can't help but want more. Thank You for the story!
This is a very well written and entertaining novel, as is everything that JF Smith writes. It can be read as a stand alone work or as a sequel to Smith's previous novel, "Falling Off the Face of the Earth." All the main characters from FOTFOTE are back; Jimmy, Brick, Jerry, Carole Ann, Zee and Cory. But this newest Smith work concentrates on Rett Dougherty's foibles and successes and details his love affair with Cory. It's a fun sidebar to see how Cory's Major League Baseball career begins and blossoms with Rett by his side. As with all JF Smith's novels, there isn't much graphic sex; more is left up to your imagination. But I still wholeheartedly endorse this beautiful story. Thank you again Mr. Smith--as always please keep on writing! I will forever be your most devoted fan.
I love the story premise but the writing falls far short of being readable. There's no character development, it has a disjointed flow and unrealistic dialogue as well as a very choppy story development. If the author can re-write this on a more mature, edited reading level I'd love to try reading it again. But for right now it needs a HUGE make-over.
I love Juli Monroe's books! Well-developed characters, credible plot lines, fluid plot movement, authentic character "voices" and dialogues with a perfect sense of humor. Very enjoyable reads. Looking forward to the series---long may it live!!
Can't wait for the next Warlock Case Files series! I'm impatiently waiting for Dafydd and Paul to realize their falling in love with each other and to become a couple. I'm a sucker for character development. Thank you for this series Ms. Monroe. Do write faster .... please???