Book Room Reviews
07-23-15 - Dick Leonardo
Ok let me ask you-what do you get if you cross the Twilight Zone, Alice in Wonderland and throw in a Literary style reminiscent Edgar Allan Poe?
The Author or The Characters' Short Living Story by Facundo Raganato
I figured something was up as soon as I read the opening paragraph. A note to the reader from “The Author” inviting us to join him in this journey. “In the literary sense, it is simply an experiment that I, The Author, along with my characters will write for you;”
I was hooked from the start , a group people – scratch that. A group of characters appear in a dark desolate place with no memory of how they got there, who they are ,where they are or where they’ve been. The Author Facundo Raganato has created something quite different here. Filled with questions,mystery,suspense. The whole premiss is kind of scary. Just like Rod Sterling would say in the Twilight Zone we are taken on a journey through this dark void where nothing or everything is real.
I’ve read other books where the Author breaks the so called”Fourth Wall” but this is completely different. Not only does the author talk to the Reader but to the characters themselves.We are given the opportunity to see the story (if that’s what it is) created. Is it the Reader,the Author or the Characters that makes it work?