Friday, February 21, 2014
REVIEW: The Promotion by Gabriel Beyers
Author: Gabriel Beyers
Price: $1.99 (ebook)
Publisher: Gemini Gremlin Ink
Point of Sale: Amazon
Reviewed by: Emily Veinglory
This is a generously sized short story at 33 pages. I sort of relaxed as soon as I began reading. There is an immediate quality to good writing that says: just relax and enjoy the journey. And Beyers' writing has that quality.
The immediate story is a rather dark tale of someone who goes about a rather unpleasant join in a very matter-of-fact way. However as the story unfolds there is a subtle but unmistakable element of heart and humor that gives what could be a clever but shallow story an extra dimension.
If this short story is meant to wet the reader's palate for the author's longer works: mission accomplished.