Book Review: The Light, the Dark, and the Quick: The Collected Works of Timothy O. Goyette | Fanboys Anonymous
Readers and Timothy O. Goyette fans, I just wrapped up his newest read, The Light, the Dark, and the Quick, last week, and I have to say, I found it fun—to say the least. As a compilation of shorts, it did just as you might figure it should. It kept things short and quick and it stayed interesting. You might remember I wrote a review about Timothy's Lockdown not so long ago. I said then and I'll say it again: he's got a definite talent for character development.

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I believe, after reading Lockdown, I said something to the effect of, "Lockdown is literally the best book I've read that disappointed me." That was because the characters were so believable. I loved the book. It was action packed and fast paced. The plot never gave up. The alien and its process within life were the only parts I didn't like.

After delving into Goyette's new line of short stories, I was surprised to note that he enjoys using odd and intelligent creations from across the galaxy almost no every time he writes about alien life. He tends to play with the possibilities and see what his mind can ponder, which, in and of itself, is a respectable process for any creative author. I felt as though I were watching him as a child, building rocket ships from Legos and drawing out-of-this-world aliens to visit. In effect, the shorts ended up complementing both Lockdown and Goyette's creative process.

Of the stories within this compilation, a few really caught my eye. One was a sci-fi/fantasy mixture with witches and robots; another dealt with time travel and the complications thereof; and a third, which I enjoyed tremendously, was about a crazy computer-language-based identity theft. These got my attention not only because of how different they were, but also because I felt as though I could really feel Tim's liveliness in them as well.

I heard a saying 4 million years ago by some guy older than dirt that has stuck with me through all these years. He told me, "A man (or woman) that erases and writes and erases and writes until his heart sees art is an author, and a man (or woman) that writes to publish is a writer." In other words, if you love to write, then you write so that people will read your writing, but if you love to tell stories on parchment, then you write to perfection. Timothy Goyette is an author. I think that he took great care in writing these stories, and I think he will take great care in writing many more. This work is a definite 4-star read. Scope the book and let me know what you think downstairs.

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