Wednesday, April 25, 2012
J. David Bell "Keynote" The Summerset Review
Though I was only going to glance at J. David Bell's work of fiction "Keynote," it would not let me continue with my day without reading it at one go.
This story features a conflict between an older professor and a younger department chair. The first person narrator's voice ensnared me, as did the tangible tension and conflict. At times, a touch of E. A. Poe's Montresor seemed to peek through, with the logical description of dealing with a rival (and the occasional hint of fantastic vitriol--though this is quite subdued and very well done in Bell's story).
What a wonderful read. Check it out.
Posted by justin nicholes at 5:15 PM