asankagurusinghe 

member since 03/01/2012 | last login 09/13/2014

Hello, my favourite authors include Joe Lansdale, David Peace, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Michael Collins, Dickens and Dostoevsky. I've used Siritunga Jayasuriya as my avatar pic, a politician in Sri Lanka of bravery and integrity, who sadly doesn't have much clout. I've...

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Hello, my favourite authors include Joe Lansdale, David Peace, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Michael Collins, Dickens and Dostoevsky. I've used Siritunga Jayasuriya as my avatar pic, a politician in Sri Lanka of bravery and integrity, who sadly doesn't have much clout. I've been writing short stories for fun for a few years now. I would like to complete something longer and get it published, but it would need a big step up in quality. Maybe the Trigger street community can provide useful feedback and hopefully I can do the same for others.

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Reviews by asankagurusinghe 27

  • A review of Gods In Training
    by asankagurusinghe on 08/07/2012
    This was a pretty complicated story that had me a bit flummoxed in places. I understand it was told initially from the perspective of a genius scientist who developed technology to both prevent his own death, clone himself and seemingly plug his into a mainframe of creativity and thus become like a God. However, he is double-crossed by his friend who knows he can't kill him,... read
  • by asankagurusinghe on 07/30/2012
    This was a story that kept me reading to the end. I thought the voice and dialogue were good. It tells the story in first person of a teenager working for a charming, frightening and intimidating gangster. He has morals in some ways but not others. To him, smoking and selling pot merits a major telling-off, while him committing various criminal acts doesn't. It is underlined... read
  • A review of Black Molasses
    by asankagurusinghe on 07/20/2012
    A very dark comedy. I thought it was very inventive and a gruelling thing to finish. It could be a short film by Brian Yuzna/ Sam Raimi/ Stuart Gordon or Cronenburg in the 80s. Was it an AIDS metaphor the way it mixed sex and body horror? I thought it was clever how it took a path from mundane perviness to the fantastically grotesque with horribly vivid descriptions. It made... read
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  • OmarF on 07/29/2014

    Hello, Mr. Asanka. You reviewed my short story, Scorching, a while back and seemed to enjoy it with some personal exceptions. You also suggested I expand it into a novel. I've since done just that, and in so doing have tried to keep in mind various points made by reviewers of the short story. The novel is now available on Amazon as a Kindle, under the title, Scorched. You seemed to find the short engaging, I think you'll be very pleased with the novel. I have an email address on the second page, feel free to drop me a note if you give it a read.

    --Omar
  • vieira4 on 07/22/2012

    Ah, no, I didn't see that look on Mario's face - I was in Malawi. Shame. He's never, ever missed a penalty. Amazing. I'm so glad the game has characters like this.
  • **DELETED ACCOUNT** on 06/22/2012

    Thanks much for the kind review of "Michael's". You sure seem to have gotten the point, re the lonliness, the seediness, the self-destructiveness. As for Mike's dick size, it doesn't change... the narrator rates him a "7" overall! But anyway I like the idea of a continuity error in the piece and if you read it that way it's just fine by me.
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