Since I was a child, I always had a knack for strategic and intellectual games, specially RPGs. I would spend hours and hours detailing wondrous worlds and awe inspiring creatures that would inhabit fantasy worlds of the future or the past. That lead me to a lot of reading, specially H. P. Lovecraft, Andre Vianco, Isaac Asimov and other great writers of the genres fantasy, terror and science fiction.
on Sep. 28, 2013 :
A truly original, truly horrifying concept. A man, unhappy with his life, finds the seediest bar he possibly can locate and drinks away the night. Before long, another of the bars patrons pulls up the next stool and offers to show the man what the world is truly like. While this story mixed elements of my favorite writers from Lovecraft, to Poe, to King; I could not help but wish I could read the story in its original Portuguese. Sadly, I felt much of the narrative was lost to the clumsy word structure. While I would say this story is a worth a read, be prepared for a few head scratchers as you try to figure out what the words in front of you mean in that combination. While I would give the concept (and probably the Portuguese edition) five stars, I have to judge this work based on what is front of me and for that reason I feel it is a three star story. I do hope to see more of your work in the future, Mike. I would perhaps give your next translation another proof read or have a friend proof read it.
(review of free book)