Review of: The Modern Classic 

reviewed by kenbarber on 01/30/2012
Credited Review
"The Modern Classic" is unique. Credited Review
Hi Michele. Interesting. After the first read, I thought you may have been really stoned. You really got out of the box on this. If I were writing something this far out, I would need to get stoned occasionally to get the imagination stimulated.

I was hanging in there but wasn't sure why. I thought the dialogue and structure was good, just wasn't sure where it was going. When you ended paragraphs with, "Music is essential in Utopia." I thought it was going to be a rather light hearted visit to a paradise of sorts.

Then, about at the point of "I Had A Son Once," I began to understand that God was visiting people to get their perspective, and everything was going fine until Miriam arrived. I found myself disappointed that the character God became somewhat trapped in Miriam.

I thought it was a pretty good read. Not at first, but the concept of God visiting souls of people to understand their perspective on life is interesting. Perhaps you could expand on this as a foundation for another story or screenplay.

I wish you the best. You certainly don't lack in imagination.

Other Reviews by kenbarber 15

  • A review of Tales of Cilla
    by kenbarber on 11/03/2013
    If these writings were actually found in the way you describe, I think you are fortunate. My first thought was to use the writings to set the stage for a fiction piece about a young girl finding her way into adulthood thru trial and error in numerous sexual exploitations. I believe this could go in many different ways whether it be comedy or dramatic. The beauty is that the... read
  • A review of 13.45 (part 1)
    by kenbarber on 02/16/2012
    Hello Jenny. I'll be real candid with you regarding this story. It was boring. Now I understand there is more to it but had to be separated due to length. That doesn't make it more interesting, but rather less. Step back for a moment and take a closer look at this story. Would you read about a kid that stepped on another kid while playing football? Perhaps the other pieces... read
  • by kenbarber on 02/01/2012
    Hello Jay. The story reminded me of Urban Cowboy with Dustin Hoffman playing the part of Rizzo. Maybe you are familiar with that movie or you are to young. The story line was ok but it seems to need more character development or something. In the beginning, Roger identified himself as being a tough guy, not caring about people's crap. Then he meets this stranger with a speech... read
+ more reviews