Title – Six Great Short Stories – Author – Robert M. De La Torre – Book Review
Appropriately titled, “Six Great Short Stories” is a unique work that embraces the wit and wisdom of Robert Michael de la Torre in his creative approach to the ancient art of storytelling.
It begins with Always Walking Barefoot, a simple story about the childhood friendship of a boy, 10-year-old Ben, and a girl, Freida, as they get into trouble in a rural setting, not unlike the Huckleberry Finn world. Written in the third person, with a notable lack of dialogue, the story takes you back to grassy fields, alongside old train tracks, rolling down bumpy dirt roads and facing the choices children make when supervising. of an adult is, well, out of town on business. Naive to the dangers that lurk in the world, Ben and Freida manage to create their own reality by being who they are: good people who do not seek to hurt anyone. Being young and innocent, they avoid dangers that may have been present. I think the message here is that even though there are “bad people”, if you are good to all people in an honest way, most people will be good to you; we all have many aspects of our values and integrity.
Six Great Short Stories “continues with a well-developed Captain Lime, interlocking dialogue” Shiver-me-timbers “Pirate story of epic proportions set in the wet days of 1576. Beginning with a shipwreck, this story takes you on an adventure like Johnny Depp did it with Pirates of the Caribbean, progressing so fast it’s like a ride at Disneyland. “Aye, matie, errrr.”
Their stories are diverse and imaginative. His style is straightforward, often a bit repetitive in articulating character names instead of using pronouns, but that’s his “signature.” Each story begins with a very intriguing track and builds character development quickly.
Each story has its own voice and as such is written in a modified galley text format. The interesting distribution of his work lends itself to enjoying the book, having a large typeface tone with different typefaces that make it a pleasure to behold. Robert M. de la Torre takes an informal approach to his presentation, which is more reminiscent of personal manuscripts than of mass-produced literature. I found your work original, intriguing, and in every way entertaining. His short story, Jack Sleeps in the Park, was so kind and loving that I felt the author’s feelings reveal themselves. Having half a dozen discreet stories makes this a good book to take on the go, or to have next to your nightstand, to be able to pick up, finish a story, and take a break. Although the “next story” is upon you so quickly that you may need to postpone your “break” until the end of the book. Bravo Robert, “Six Great Short Stories” is like half a dozen roses. We are eagerly awaiting the sequel, “Six Coolest Short Stories.”