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Hardtimes by Lazlo Zalezac

Author's Description:
Burl is a security guard at a local mall. He's the kind of guy that woman like as friends, but nothing more than that. As everyone says, he's a nice guy.
Size: 144 KB ( ~ 27,307 words)
Genre: Romantic
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Slow

Review by Riceeyes   [other reviews by Riceeyes]

Reviewed: 2010-12-12

A story about the people who notice a person's character versus those that see the appearance.

Burl is a security guard in a mall. Not a glamorous career. He gets by day to day. In his opinion. In the opinion of many of the tenants of the mall he is very highly regarded. Late in the story an event occurs which changes someone’s opinion of him.

This is a philosophical drama about one man’s life. No sex at all. As always, a well written story by Lazlo and worth the time to read it in my opinion.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10

Review by XofDallas   [other reviews by XofDallas]

Reviewed: 2010-12-09

This is a nice story about a nice guy who's nevertheless lonely - too bulky for the kind of girls he likes to be interested in him, and too private about his own situation for others to really know how lonely he feels, even though he's interested in others and always is helping them.

I won't spoil things for those who might read it, except to say the ending is not your typical ending. But it does have a very special appeal - one that led me to get off my duff and write a review.

Sometimes, actually very rarely, a story comes along that grabs you and really makes you think. It's a feeling more precious than the finest gem, when someone is actually shown, and actually sees, something from a perspective they may never have had before - one they may have never known existed, let alone experienced. And by this, I'm talking about seeing something form a completely different point of view, not just knowing that view is out there.

This story has that capacity.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10