Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Intermezzo, A Short Love Story / Ida Tornovski

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Romance/Satire/Short Story

Approximate word count: 5-6,000 words

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“Ida Tornovski was born into a politically divided Europe. Writing only in English now, she spends her time between the 'Old Country' and the United States.”


“In her short parody Intermezzo, A Short Love Story, Ida Tornovski takes you into 1965 spy-laced Vienna where three sexy adults role-play with fantasy, jealousy and betrayal. They call it Love.”


Would it seem strange to say what I liked the most about Intermezzo is that I’m still not sure what happened? I don’t mean what the narrator told me, but what she didn’t. The author’s description talks about role playing. But what is “play” and what goes beyond, isn’t clear. What is true and what is part of the act, is murky. Going in, who knew was supposed to happen and how does that compare to what actually did? I know, that’s all kind of vague. We don’t want any spoilers. I’ve got an opinion, but I’m still not sure. I wonder if you’d agree?


Adult situations.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: ***** Five stars


Unknown said...

Big Al,
I was scanning your reviews as I usually do--and (double take) there was my Intermezzo. Thank you for liking my little Viennese foray, even though it left you wondering...that's what we women are supposed to do with you men!

Truly appreciate your group's support of us Indies.

Ida Tornovski

BooksAndPals said...

And all of you do a great job of it, Ida. :)

Thanks for stopping by.