The Man in The Fire is only a short story, something to read in the bath or on a bus. Even just to read when having a break with a mug of coffee.
What I like about this book is how the imagery comes across so easily, something which is often sacrificed for a short story. Brian Harmon writes in a very powerful way, whilst I wouldn’t compare him to anybody else, what I would say is that this isn’t the kind of writing that’s just a side project.
It seems to me that real love goes in to Mr Harmon’s writing. He knows what he wants to say and he puts it on to paper in such a way that the reader feels it too.
I’d love to see what he could do with a full length novel and I fully intend to read more of his work.
I would recommend reading this book particularly because of the fact it’s short. I know there are plenty of people who can’t concentrate for that long on a story, who are worried to read something long by an author they don’t know. There are also plenty out there who simply don’t have the time. So this is a great book to start off a love of Brian Harmon.
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