. . . Trav S. D. reviews my book Fourteen Western Stories:
Really enjoyable — Fonvielle’s prose is lean and spare, but laden with the occasional archaism or folk idiom that give it a ring of authenticity. Especially loved the dialogue, the characters are all faintly well-mannered in a way that is both characteristic of the west and the 19th century. Reminded me of Charles Portis. And the yarns themselves are all gripping, although some end kind of abruptly. Also a couple of the tales contain appalling incidents not for the easily shocked
If you don’t know know, Trav S. D. is the author of the best (and most entertaining) modern history of vaudeville — No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous. If you have even the vaguest interest in the subject, you’ll enjoy it immensely.
Also on Goodreads Shelley Dell writes of the book:
story telling is an art. Lloyd Fonvielle tells a great story.
. . . and Bryan Castañeda gives it a five-star rating.
I’m very grateful to them all for taking the time to rate and review the book.