Reviews by JoJo Biggins

The Goddess of Atvatabar

by William Richard Bradshaw

This is an old adventure story in the vein of Jules Verne. If you like Verne, you'll like this one. Otherwise, it is rather shallow of plot and characterization.

I suggest skipping the first 5 or 6 chapters - you will miss *nothing*. After that, I found myself skimming at least 50 percent of the material because the long descriptions are so boring. The story does become more engaging as it goes, and a bit of a plot develops.

I'm torn between a 3 and 4 star rating. In a rare moment of leniency, I'm going to go ahead and give it a 4 because it did maintain my interest during the 2nd half of the story.

Reviewed on 2014.08.22

The Glory of Ippling

by Helen M. Urban

Candidate for the worst story on this site. You will be disappointed if you read it.

Reviewed on 2014.08.21

The God in the Box

by Sewell Peaslee Wright

In a word - shallow. Not much to this story, folks, either in plot or character. There are much worse writings out there, but you'll feel a bit empty when you reach the end of this one.

Reviewed on 2014.08.21

Gladiator

by Philip Wylie

Two words summarize this story: 1) weird, 2) pointless. Both of those words stem from the story being character driven rather than plot driven. I mean, seriously - there is no plot. This is the story of an extraordinary person trying to figure out who he is - and never finding the answer. He simply dies at the end of the story, and that's that. Pointless.

Nevertheless, the story is so different from any other that it is quite engaging. Unfortunately, it is dragged down by pointless and gratuitous sexual encounters, and quite a few instances of extremely offensive foul language. It also ridicules religion in the same vein as would a modern liberal. Quite a disappointment from a story that had so much potential.

Reviewed on 2014.08.20

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