Recent Reviews for R F Husnik
Chapter 28 (Short Story) - 8/24/2015 7:37:49 AM|
You start off with a continuing discussion of why chapter was written and references The Same Tapes and what it referred to. Finally, for the first time the entire book, to action with this little drama of Joe Same's high school girlfriend coming in the middle of the night.
Chapter 21 (Short Story) - 8/1/2015 4:33:48 PM
Thanks for your continued interest in my writing. And your poetry continues to be entertaining and intellectual.
Chapter 21 (Short Story) - 7/26/2015 6:59:49 AM
Writing again under another pseudonym, I find "library neatness," perfectly natural. Whenever there is chaos in nature, a process of cleansing takes place over time, and eventually, everything falls neatly in place. Earth 1 that you describe is filled with this structure that humans have adopted very well. Some fear it and call it the "matrix." But the intricate structure of life sustains us all and gives us the time and the power to think and write what we think. Thus creating the alternatives which you suggest.
All of the editorial comments aside, this chapter contains a few gems of wisdom and a conclusion near the end that is quite telling. People tend to gravitate to dictators who seem to be able to simplify their lives, if brutally so.
It is interesting that most believe in progressive, liberal ideas, but fear and ignorance often drives them back into rigid structures (library neatness?).
Chapter 21 (Short Story) - 7/26/2015 2:26:17 AM
Not wanting to read and run, hither come I. While not on a lofty intellectual plane, but not the dumbest gal either--I admit to being at sea reading this piece. I recognize how well-written it is, and have come across many profound passages. Yet, for the life of me, I am floundering at sea, not knowing what I've read. Perhaps, because it's out of context. Thinking so, I wanted to give chapter 1 a whirl to see if that would establish a foundation for me, but notice you do not have that one posted. I'm chuckling to myself because I'm sure the next commenters will blow me out of the water from shedding considerable light on your well-thought piece.
Chapter 19 (Short Story) - 6/15/2015 2:05:29 PM
I hope you don't mind a suggestion that would improve your writing, R F. You may not be aware of it. You begin nearly all of your paragraphs with "but", "and", or "so". Whenever I do that, my editor, Honey Bunny, says "Get rid of it." And I do. I'm still really bad about starting paragraphs with "when" and "during". She usually chops those out too. She's right, though; starting off my sentences with conjunctions and prepositions like those waters down the thrust of what I'm trying to say.
I used to be extremely defensive about Honey Bunny's corrections, or anybody's corrections for that matter. Now, I can't wait for her to get her hands on my text, because she always improves it.
Just a suggestion,
Chapter 19 (Short Story) - 6/13/2015 8:44:29 AM
I keep thinking of Paris Hilton… I don't think I could live with a beautiful, oversexed, and rich young lady without getting a little bit sexual with her. But then, I'm not immortal. ;-)
Chapter 18 (Short Story) - 5/25/2015 12:07:32 PM
Thanks again for your continued interest in my writing. As is usually the case, my response is delayed due to a disorganized lifestyle. But congratulations on your beautifully written "Butterfly" and "Mediocre Poems." I really liked those two.
Chapter 18 (Short Story) - 5/17/2015 12:54:00 PM
This chapter seems to be quite radically different from the rest. And I'm not sure if it fits into the rest of the book very well. As for the "middle of the road" to be taken about most issues or political philosophies, I think that it can be dangerous, just as dangerous to just go along with the latest quo when things are very bad and needs to be corrected.
I like what President Obama said about being confronted with terrorism. "We are a great nation with broad shoulders, we can absorb tragedies like 9/11." The danger is when we go to war over Pearl Harbor. Instead of 3000 dying, millions die.
We have to know the difference between a real threat and a crazed action by delusional individuals.