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  • Paperback: 53 pages
  • Publisher: Gray Cadence (May 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983360669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983360667
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 3.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Nicholson on December 27, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
"Illusions" is a collection of nine tiny works by author Matthew Avanton. This is a Kindle e-book published by Amazon.com that was a 89 Kb download and was priced at $0.99.

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This is a small collection of short works of fiction by unpublished Matthew Avanton. Friend and editor Robert Lark found these (and many other of his literary dabblings) after Mr Avanton's death, and decided there was something that needed a more definitive airing...that the literary world needed to be at least aware of this man's existence and his undeniable talent. Thus he has offered these nine particular short little vignettes, as a posthumous tribute to Mr. Avanton.

I don't think I've ever read descriptions that reminded me more of a still-life paintings. Some may think of these descriptions as bland or sterile, and so they may be to some...but to me they express a rare talent that few other writers seem to have...writing that seems to go beyond the obvious descriptions and perhaps offer the reader a slightly deeper perspective. Prose that has a quality that could only be expressed by someone that has spent a lot of time in quiet solitude, simply watching the world go by. A person taking it all in...enjoying his unique position as being an observer to many of life's quieter moments. And then having the desire and ability to apply pen to paper and make the magic happen.

Nearly all the stories have some memories of years gone by...memories that are recalled to the present by some event that has occurred. And with the memories comes an undeniable sense that there is loneliness not only to each story but maybe to the author himself. Could one write with such beauty, with such conviction of a solitary life without having some of these traits in oneself?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By et on February 10, 2012
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Could not put it down until finished. Want more. Like the short format. Great work. Keep them coming. Good luck.
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