The Malediction of Llewyn Glass
Author Frank Reteguiz
Review by Roy Peak
The Malediction of Llewyn Glass is the story of a man tricked into selling his soul to the devil and his journey to salvage his humanity. Mostly, this is a story about stories. And of stories within stories; stories intertwined amongst each other like a nest of snakes.
Sister Abigail LeFay tells us the story of a haunted patch of land where evil makes itself known again and again. A young woman tells us of meeting a mysterious man in the pub where she works. An old gypsy woman regales us with the story of a doctor during the time of Caesar. A woman becomes a monster in order to save the people of her village. A man-made deity threatens the world. A trip to Hell ends in disaster.
Llewyn Glass tells us of his deal with the Devil, his cursed life, and in doing so, ties together all the disparate threads that connect these characters and little stories together.
Frank Reteguiz has a way with telling a story as well as a novel way with marketing. Several times a week he hosts a "Buy a book, get a free drink" promotion at several bars, as well as spending most Saturdays manning a booth at an arts market, a big smile on his face, talking to passers by and doing an admirable job of selling physical copies of this book as well as several others he's written.
Check out https://rickandllewyns.com/ for more info on Frank Reteguiz and his "Tales of Horror and Heroism."
Roy Peak is Sacred Chickens' Music Editor. He has played electric bass in more bands than he cares to remember for more years than he can remember. He wrote the theme song for the Utica, New York radio show "Hey You Kids, Get Off My Lawn" on WPNR-FM. His solo debut album, All Is Well, has been called "Loud, cacophonous, and beautiful by a truly unique artist" or check out his latest album, A Wolf at the Door. His short fiction has been published in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and he writes music reviews for the King Tut Vintage Album Museum of Jacksonville. Roy writes music reviews for the Rocking Magpie among others.