“Writing careers mentally stowed away like anxious squirrels, our creative trolls donate afternoon and evening to other facets of existence.”Matt Mills, The Workshop: Week Two
Title: The Workshop: Week Two
Series: The Workshop (Book 2)
Author: Matt Mills
Genres: Humor, Literary, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 160 (eBook)
Publish Date: May 17th, 2023
My Rating: ★★★★
Read: 5/30/2023 – 6/1/2023
We’re back for week two of our favorite writing group! We’re still early on in the competition. Two down, fourteen to go.
Most of the names are familiar from the first book, however, we do meet a new face. Once again we are treated to a sampling of the students’ writing in their rawest forms. The pace feels faster this time around with the contestants having been established in the first book.
I’d say this book has a better flow than the previous with a lot of timestamps placed throughout. The narration maintains a dark comedic voice and remains relevant and relatable to anyone who’s ever picked up a pencil. I have high hopes for the remainder of the series.
Likes & Dislikes:
What I liked:
- Very witty.
- A unique form of storytelling.
What I didn’t like:
- As mentioned in my review of the first book, I’m not a fan of persistent crude language, but again, this is pointed out in the description itself, so it was not a surprise. (I appreciate official content warnings!)
I’m super curious to see how this series is going to play out. While it is a little bit chaotic having so many different characters’ writing coming through consecutively, it’s also a unique facet.