Rating: 4.0 stars
Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye for Readers’ Favorite
What an interesting trip reading The Glitch Factory by Donna Thompson has been. I do not usually pick a book like this, but I wanted to give it a try. I enjoyed some very entertaining tales written in a different way. They turned out to be nicely done and held my attention all the way to the last page. There are some sixteen stories in this book, and all are interesting tales of mundane things made to sound extraordinarily imaginative. It is a talent to write in this manner; I couldn’t do it. I am glad I picked up this book so I could read some great stories.
‘The Coffee Thriller: The Little Shop of Honors’ is the first offering and presents a very interesting tale in a coffee shop. I did not think anyone could do such a great job creating a story about something so simple as a coffee shop. ‘Let’s D.A.N.C.E.’ is an expressive tale about cyber bullies done in a great way to entertain and inform as it flows from the pen of Donna Thompson. All the different stories are well portrayed in this interesting and wide array of tales. If you like reading poems, you will certainly enjoy The Glitch Factory with its many facets and flavors. Late teens and adults will love this book and it may be enjoyed by school libraries too.
Rating: 5.0 stars
Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers’ Favorite
The Glitch Factory – Perfectly Human in an Imperfect World by Donna Thompson is an anthology or collection of short stories introducing readers to a style of writing that contains intricate word placement, and word play, with a hint of poetic flow within the telling of unpretentious life occurrences.
The Glitch Factory is unique. The book is written in an intriguing conversational tone, allowing for each story within the three parts of the book to be down-to-earth and significant. Each story appears to have its own statement and message but also all seem to share one key presence – an interloper, or one who doesn’t quite fit in with the present atmosphere. For example: in the first short story, an older woman is enjoying a cup of coffee in a café, surrounded by a much younger generation with their reclusive habits and technology. In another, victims (outcasts) are bullied in a school surroundings. Each person is equal to those present but is completely alienated psychologically. In other words, all are human but with generation gaps or cultural indifference, thus making them seem like the imperfect person and not just a person living in an imperfect world.
The author’s innate ability to engage readers’ interest is like no other anthology I’ve read. This book is truly a grand piece of literature, worthy of the title “a page turner.”
Review by M.J. Moores
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