Reviews - What do customers think about Still, There's A Glimmer?
The title says it all Feb 7, 2005
A good writer of any creative genre must complete one all-important task: to make the reader feel. And Tom C. Hunley does a truly magnificent job in doing just this. When reading this book, the reader's emotions are almost toyed with. Hunley can make even the most solemn laugh and the most hardened weep. If you're yearning for laughter, turn to page 29 and read "We're All Bonded by the Flesh, and all of our Factions, Corporate Webs, and Secret Handshakes Are Weak Attempts to Deny this Fact." In this, Hunley's protagonist has an object of desire-a voluptuous maiden that is the catalyst for pure lust-while being caught between gang members, NYPD policeman, and "Bible-bearing missionaries." If you are looking to weep, flip to page 57 and read "Belated Response to an Email You Sent Me Two Days Before You Died." I was fortunate enough to hear Tom read this in public and, in all honesty, my eyes we fighting off tears. Keep in mind, this was the first time I had ever heard Hunley's work. The last lines of the poem are the three best lines in the book as far as I'm concerned. They read, "It's hard to be human. It's hard to live. It isn't hard to die." Taken out of context, these words may not mean a great deal to you but, to loosely paraphrase John Hurt, "if you can read this without being moved, then you are not someone I would like to know."