Publish date: June 18th 2012
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages no: 35
Edition language: English
What Lisa and Adara said. Portside is hauntingly concrete and spartan, yet vivid. Sorry, my words fail me on this one. The story gave me a hiccup in my heart.
First impressions: Dark and distant, but in a good way. And yes, I know that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, but it's going to take me a few days to figure out how to describe where this story took me.NOTE: I read a digital ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Elyan Smith is a very talented writer : I loved how he could subtly give images and sounds of this town and its atmosphere of general resignation. I loved Iwan.In Iwan's aimless wanderings with his friend Lyn, I recognized many young people, self made prisoners of the place they live in, their certa...
Rating: 3.5 starsI was drawn to the well written and evocative descriptions of the story setting. Interesting premise on gender identity and sexual orientation. I actually find myself reading non-fic articles on transgender.Full Review: http://twlibreviews.com/2012/06/review-portside-by-elyan-smit...
I have not read that much fiction with the transgendered protagonists, so I was very eager to read this story. It is beatifully written and I ached for the main character's struggle to get what he wants because of who he is and liked that he finally went for it and hope that he will get a chance to ...
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