glenn robinson


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Smashwords book reviews by glenn robinson

  • Star Wars: A Certain Point of View on March 19, 2013

    Pretty good for Fan Fic. If you can't get enough Star Wars, go ahead and consume. The high point was a shaggy dog setup - the kid asking Khian "Did you score?" Of course, one could see it coming, but I still smiled. This was my second dip into Smashwords, and I selected a random free read. On this basis, I won't bother to read other novels by Gremillion. Three fair character studies, Khian being the best, but this piece doesn't really make you CARE about the characters studied (except the kid).
  • The Farm on March 19, 2013

    Modest, enjoyable, unexceptional.
  • Is This Heaven? on March 19, 2013

    A fun read! Would make a great first chapter of a longer work. I'm looking forward to reading more of McGuire's work
  • They Came, They Saw, They Took the Tinfoil on March 19, 2013

    M. T., your ending is too abrupt. You need to leave 'em pondering and smiling, not dazed! Enjoyable and possibly the start of a larger work. Great imagination and descriptions. Consider all the comments and rewrite as an exercise. I'd enjoy reading the result.
  • Yet So Far on March 19, 2013

    Good opening, good descriptions, good narrative and pacing, good ending. Leaves the reader wanting more. What's not to like?
  • Stairway, and Other Stories on March 20, 2013

    The common thread in these stories is a blurring of the existential divide. One of them has echoes of Poe. It is surprisingly readable for such a tour-de-force. I recommend it.
  • Motorbike Men on March 27, 2013

    Attractive, believable characters. Hard to put the book down. Easy, fast-paced read. You wish it could be true. I enjoyed it and recommend it.
  • Their Own Game on March 27, 2013

    Fast-paced novel, attractive characters, easy read, hard to put down. Clever story. I recommend it. I read this one first, and didn't realize it was part of a trilogy. At least the first two can be read in either order. I'm looking forward to reading the third.
  • An Expert's Quick Guide to Planetary Travel on Oct. 26, 2014

    Imaginative, clever, well-balanced, carefully edited and enjoyable. Proper length for the topic.
  • Here to Help on Oct. 26, 2014

    Essentially an expanded one-liner. Good writing style, and holds the reader's interest until it fizzles at the end.
  • Son of a Dark Wizard on Jan. 03, 2015

    More than I expected; well written and engrossing. Not your usual coming of age story. The protagonists are children, but not simpletons. It's all about maturity and the right use of power. There is some nice description in the hunt for the rire (yes, that's its name). Looking forward to the sequel.