Michael Forester, a writer with a multifaceted way of bringing his message home. Though not properly given the accolade due him, he is an outright winMichael Forester, a writer with a multifaceted way of bringing his message home. Though not properly given the accolade due him, he is an outright winner on his own, an unsung hero whose works more than speak for himself.
His words have the immense capacity to move even the littlest breathing and reading creature while the immeasurable depths of the same, can bring readers into new heights likewise leaving them with a longing for more, not to mention his skill in traversing with his down to earth lingo at one point to his more sophisticated diction interspersed with a certain touch of class and passion all his own, a writer worthy to be in the pedestal where he should belong, a great writer to be reckoned with.
All these are clearly evident in The Goblin Child, a living testimony of the author’s creative, expressive, and imaginative writing, thus, being able to interweave stories of varying themes and subjects - scary stories, romance, family, bureaucracy, comedy, regret, etc., where each story can have the capacity to bring the readers into a different world, into a different dimension each time a new story begins – from the allusions and symbolism of The Birthday to the fantasy in the Goblin, the naturalism in Served Cold, a touch of romanticism in Circling the Moon and more.
Being an incurable romantic, I particularly was caught on Circling the Moon which reveals not only the author’s eloquence but more so, his intensity and passion in weaving his stories - so intense, it makes me think he is more than Eliot himself - caught likewise on the line - ‘passed through the unknown, remembered gate, when the last of earth left to discover is that which was at the beginning’ – worth pondering.
The Goblin Child is a book in which everyone can find a story to own, for when the story has been written, it is not anymore the author’s but for the reader to own.
Surely, this book can be highly recommended, a must read for the young ones and the young once alike - JCPascual ...more
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