The Somnambulist by Gabriel Llanas


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Post July 13, 2005, 04:25:46 PM

The Somnambulist by Gabriel Llanas

This was an excellent read. Start to finish a consistent level of urgency and menace was maintained. A creative and layered twist on a familiar genre.<br><br>Dan E.

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Post July 15, 2005, 03:11:03 PM

Re: The Somnambulist by Gabriel Llanas

With this one I found that the stop-gap style of prose coupled with present tense was exciting at first, but soon tired me out. The story itself was good, but the style choice threw me.<br><br><br>-- david j.
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Post July 17, 2005, 05:36:35 PM

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Post July 18, 2005, 06:26:03 PM

Re: The Somnambulist by Gabriel Llanas

What a ride! Lyrical and chock full of figurative language. It’s thinly disguised poetry that doesn’t seem to go anywhere until you’re standing at the end and realizing that you’ve been walking a path all along. This is not a story for everyone’s taste, but for those of us that like the surreal, it’s nice and meaty (pun intended).<br><br>I commend authors that push the envelope. Granted, that probably keeps them from being published, but I commend them nonetheless. :) <br><br>I can understand Dan’s comment about this being an exhaustive read. I think trimming some of the dream sequence might tighten it up a bit.<br><br>Excellent job! One of the better stories I’ve read here, and that’s saying a lot.
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