Alan Face


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Smashwords book reviews by Alan Face

  • Ghostslinger on July 24, 2011
    (no rating)
    Two thumbs up. A nice short story, fairly well written. It might have been nice to know how it all ended up, but that probably would have taken much, much longer in the telling. As it is, it's a ngood diversion for five minutes.
  • Elina on July 24, 2011

    A quick read, flows smoothly, but I don't see the point of it.
  • For Ramon on July 25, 2011

    Good story to fill a couple of minutes with.
  • Gardener Luyten's Unused Hour on July 25, 2011
    (no rating)
    Disapointingly pointless.
  • The Waiter on July 25, 2011

    What a sweet story! Truly a joy to read.
  • Far From Over on Aug. 02, 2011

    A chuckler, in spite of the ending (you'll see what I mean.) A quick, entertaining read.
  • Sam's Dream on Aug. 12, 2011

    A quick and pleasant read. I give it one thumb up.
  • The Timing of Love on Aug. 12, 2011

    Ha, ha , ha! Good one.
  • The Punishment of Phoebus Apollo on Aug. 12, 2011

  • Hole on Aug. 12, 2011

    I like. :-)
  • Masters of the Trading Game on Aug. 13, 2011

    In general, a good read, but I was disappointed by the ending, which I don't get.
  • Sasha on Aug. 16, 2011

    Excellent! The story moves quickly, not getting bogged down in useless rhetoric that would serve only to allow an author to impress himself with how verbose he could be. At the same time, he gives enough info to flesh out his character nicely. An interesting theme, well imagined and written. Looks like this is one in a series. I'll definitely be looking for more.
  • Bayett on Aug. 16, 2011

    Another excellent short story from Mr. Young. As another critic of another of Young's books said, I want more. I would like to further development of the characters he' s inventing.
  • Edwin on Aug. 16, 2011

    Yet another fine yarn spun by Richard Young - and yet another character crying to be given further adventures.
  • Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Elven Princess on Aug. 20, 2011

    What a delightful tale! Wesley Allison, author of "His Robot Girlfriend" and the sequel, "His Robot Wife," has done it again. His characters and style of writing about them in this story reminds me a bit of Mark Twain. He caught and kept my attention from beginning to end and had me chuckling constantly. Two thumbs up for this one!
  • Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Sorceress on Aug. 23, 2011

    More adventures of our friend, Eaglehead Buckthorn, which is to say, our hero. :-) Almost as good as the first one, but not as well edited. Will there be any more in this series? One can hope. One and a half thumbs up. Allison's writing in the books is good enough to justify sampling his vended wares, and I am doing so.
  • Medical Sci-Fi Short Stories on Aug. 26, 2011

    Not a bad premise but waayy too much medical jargon. This renders much of it uninteligible and sorely taxes the desire to finish reading. I will check out the author's "Sacred Water" but if it doesn't gain my interest quickly it is likely that I'll dump it and move on.
  • Smite Me, Oh Dark One on Aug. 30, 2011

    I can only agree with Steve Challis's review - this is a very tasty morsel, indeed!
  • Afterbirth on Sep. 10, 2011

    This is a short story that could have been good. Unfortunately, the ending was not satisfying. It is otherwise written and edited well.
  • Whichever Way The Wind Blows on Sep. 10, 2011

    A good start for a longer piece.
  • Memoirs of an Agility Dog #1 on Sep. 11, 2011

    Good story, tight, fast movng, good ending.
  • Aladdin's Dare on Sep. 14, 2011

    Jeeze Louise! This story takes what could have been a good idea and proceeds to make it anything but. The complete lack of editing, alone, is enough to ruin it. Perhaps the author could rework it into something worthwhile.
  • Prime Pickings on Sep. 14, 2011

    Excellent. Well written, fast paced, one's attention is kept from beginning to end. Looks like it may be part of a series of stories. If not, maybe it should be.
  • The Coin Collector on Oct. 01, 2013
    (no rating)
    Cute! a very cute sory, indeed.
  • The Lady in White Book 1 on Oct. 07, 2013

    If the author is 12 years old, then I might be willing to say, "Has potential. Should get spellcheck, study English and keep trying." Otherwise, my advice is to stop now, before it gets worse.