Monday, 26 September 2011

Sweat, Glamour and Light Sins by Alex Canton Dutari

This is a very different novella to anything I have ever read.I thought is was excellently written and very well put together. Set within a gym in California this story is an insight of life seen through the eyes of a new member, Abuelo ‘the grandfather’, who, along with the exuberant Rhonda, is the main character and narrator. ... The novella is light hearted, entertaining and often hilarious with a touch of sexual content which is fitting to the storyline. However , as the plot and characters unfold there is also grit, determination , grief and even nutrition lessons to be found, along with fashion designing, dance, a beauty pageant and much more! This is a short story packed with goodies! Having read other works from this author I have come to expect hidden messages within his books and even though this novella was more light hearted than his previous books , they were there for the reader to find! My one criticism is that I sincerely hope this will not be the last we see of these characters as I personally felt we have unfinished business with them. A follow up is required please!

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