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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Short Stories IV: Fantasy & Sci-Fi is my second foray in the wonderful writings of Rich DiSilvio and to say I am impressed would be an understatement. He is a master of words; he chooses his words so wisely so that they have the best impact on the reader. Every short story is a slice of life that you experience with the characters and live it with them. Dark Side of the Moon, The Gorgon and Slumber Mountain were the three most favorite out of the six short stories in this collection. They are a perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy to have a little something for everyone. There were elements of mystery and suspense that actually supported the stories and created a perfect mix that just worked. I enjoyed the flow of the stories, the way the characters were portrayed and how the stories were developed.
While the stories are very well written, I loved the illustrations just as much. They added to the stories, gave me a perspective of what the story was about and just added a new layer to the writing. I believe that Rich DiSilviois very talented. He has a gift of storytelling that he actually uses to the best of his abilities. Some of the stories are best described as absurd literature, but most of them are perfect examples of fantasy/sci-fi. I cannot wait to read more from Rich DiSilvio as he is quickly becoming one of my most favorite authors. Another great collection!