Saturday, February 3, 2018

4 Screenplays

I won a print copy of 4 Screenplays by Robert Lampros in a Goodreads Giveaway.

I have read several of Mr. Lampros' works and have enjoyed them all. 4 Screenplays, while a bit of a different format, is every bit as entertaining.

Having never read a screenplay before, I can not speak to how these four stories stand up as screenplays officially. What I can speak to is how good they were to read. Given the minimalist style of writing, Mr. Lampros does an excellent job of painting the mental picture of his stories. From the existential conflict of the Christian school teacher, through a retelling of biblical prophesy, crime action, and a murder mystery demonstrating that there are always consequences to be paid for our actions, though the consequences do not always come immediately. The writing is very evocative, keeping us in the moment throughout.

I actually read this book in two sittings. It was so riveting I just couldn't put it down. It is the best example of his work I have yet to read. If you are familiar with Mr. Lampros' work, you know what high praise that is. He is an incredibly talented writer. These 4 Screenplays would make great films.

The only two negatives: First, the title. 4 Screenplays? Accurate to be sure, but no pow! No pizzazz! Don't ask me what title would be better, that's not my job. Okay, not a serious complaint. Second, and even less serious, what he does to the Lamborghini is just wrong. Okay, it was a Diablo, but c'mon Robert, it is still a sweet ride.

4 Screenplays by Robert Lampros is such a good read, I highly recommend you check it out. Enjoy!


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