Chris Gillett Gillett from Kalvoy, Tamil Nadu, India
Nice number of tales. The first, Light in the Piazza--actually more of a novella than a short story is the best. (It is also the background for the Broadway musical of the same name.) It was really enjoyable to read this - having been to Florence before, I can say that Spencer effectively evokes its scene. The parent/offspring correlation was complex and interesting, and I liked how at first the story seemed to be about the offspring, but it's really about the parent.
I read his first magazine Running with Scisscors and I really enjoyed it. He's not for every person though as his writing can be quite shocking in his use of language and mature subject. This magazine was not great not as entertaining as Running with Scisscors. It has short stories that were ok for a ten sixty seconds read here and there but otherwise I would not reccomend it.I did not reconnect with his teenage persona that I had enjoyed in his first magazine but I guess the fellow grew up and got somewhat of a normal personality now. I'm glad he seems happy with a friendly ally and happy dogs!